My Place - Series 1

Synopsis

My Place is the story of one spot in Australia, told by the children who lived there over 130 years, starting in 2008 and going back to 1888.

Thirteen children, all with a talent for some kind of trouble. Each living in the very same spot, each hiding up the very same fig tree, each with an adventure to tell. 

Episodes

Episode 1 2008: Laura 

Laura borrows a tinnie to muck about in the canal. It sinks, taking with it the ashes of its owner's beloved dog. She can't find a way to own up. It's 2008 and the Prime Minister is trying to do the same thing with her mob.

Episode 2 1998: Mohammed

Mohammed is a mad keen bowler, and is desperate to join the cricket team at his new school. But there are no places and so he ends up playing with the girls - who prove to be the better side.

Episode 3 1988: Lily

Lily's cousin, Phoung, arrives with her parents from Vietnam. But the trophy cousin turns out to be a real threat to Lily's status, at home and at school.

Episode 4 1978: Mike

Mike knows a lot about Australian muscle cars from 1968 to 1978, but the other kids think he's odd and he thinks he's only got one friend, Ben. But is Ben a real friend?

Episode 5 1968: Sofia

Sofia is a spy for the yayas, and she's determined to get rid of her brother's (Michaelis) girlfriend, before Michaelis leaves for Vietnam.

Episode 6 1958: Michaelis

Michaelis' family is from Kalymnos. He wants to be Australian, not Greek, but even more he wants a television - so he can watch Zorro.

Episode 7 1948: Jen

Jen's dad died in the war. Now, her mum is planning to marry Wal, who (even though he has a car), definitely doesn't match up in Jen's eyes to her war hero - her real dad.

Episode 8 1938: Colum

Colum has two big ambitions; to stop his best mate Thommo's family from being kicked out of their house next door to his, and to get up the nerve to ride his billy cart down Brickpits Hill.

Episode 9 1928: Bridie

Bridie and Lorna are the best of friends. Wheeling their baby brothers in their prams and with Bridie's annoying younger sister, Kath, in tow, they set off on a day of harmless relaxation.

Episode 10 1918: Bertie

Bertie is doing all that he can, including putting on a magic show, to save the money to buy a special gift to welcome his brother, Eddie, home from the war. It's a pair of brown brogue shoes.

Episode 11 1908: Evelyn 

Evelyn can't wait for cracker night. This year, for the first time, her father has been able to afford to buy the family their own box of fireworks. Unfortunately, Evelyn shows the box to her disbelieving neighbour, Freddie.

Episode 12 1898: Rowley

Rowley longs for his father to come home. Convinced that good deeds will be rewarded, he'll do anything to help his mother and the other residents in the boarding house they live in. But then he discovers that his father may never come home at all.

Episode 13 1888: Victoria 

Victoria and her family have just moved into the terrace house that her father has built. She'll do anything to ensure that they stay there forever, including witchcraft.

Running Time
13 x 24 mins

Production Company
Chapman Pictures Pty Ltd

Language
English

Genre
Drama Live Action

Awards

KidScreen Awards – Feb 2011
Winner - Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series

TV Week Logie Awards 2010
Winner of Most Outstanding Children’s Program

Banff World Television Awards 2010
Nominated for (Rockie) Award in the Children Family and Youth Category - (Ep 11) - Finalist.

ATOM Awards October 2010
Winner – Best Children’s Television Production

AFI Awards December 2010
Winner – Best Children’s Television Drama Series.