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The ABC mini-series The Secret River, adapted from Kate Grenville’s acclaimed novel, will be shown at 8:30pm, Sunday 14th June and Sunday 21st June, on ABC.

This is your chance to see Tim, as Northern Irish ex-convict Smasher Sullivan.

Directed by Daina Reid, the series, which will air on ABC in two 90 minute episodes, stars British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen as William Thornhill, a convict, and Sarah Snook as Sal, his free settler wife, who are transported to the new colony of New South Wales in 1805. Tim is amongst a stellar cast which also includes: Lachy Hulme, Genevieve Lemon and Trevor Jamieson.

The Secret River was shot in locations across Victoria and on The Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, last year. If you’ve not seen it already, then take a peek at the trailer to fire up your anticipation:

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Annette Stephens on 10th of June 2015

Looks amazing. Well done Daina Reid. :)

Amanda Cullity on 25th of May 2015

Wow, it’s even better than what I imagined when reading the book. I can’t wait to see it. I have an element of apprehension seeing the gorgeous Tim as the terrible Smasher. I’ll have to watch it through spread fingers!

Jennifer on 24th of May 2015

“The Secret River” was read by our bookgroup last year, it created a great discussion. I don’t think we see enough docos or drama type series etc. covering English/Australian history, so am really looking forward to this. I also loved how beautifully the image of the Hawkesbury was portrayed in the book and think the filming of the river itself will be wonderful.

Susanne on 22nd of May 2015

This looks incredible — I’m really hoping that we (well, I) will be able to see it at some point in Canada! :)

Nicole Keller on 22nd of May 2015

Awesome, looks absolutely awesome!

Belinda Weber on 22nd of May 2015

Wow – full on – very intrigued! ☺

Tiffanee on 22nd of May 2015

It looks awesome and I can’t wait to see it!

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