Country girl Kim Hollingsworth takes her first steps into prostitution as a result of her abusive boyfriend Trent stealing her money. Like previous series, the latest Underbelly has attracted its share of controversy. This time the setting is Kings Cross and one of the key protagonists is nightclub owner John Ibrahim. Producers have denied Ibrahim acted as a “consultant” but he has reportedly been a regular visitor on set and not been shy about offering his opinion. Teenage bouncer John Ibrahim saves Kings Cross bouncer ‘Hammer’ from being clobbered by drunks, earning him a chance meeting with Kings Cross Boss George Freeman, whose mentor-like advice prompts John to take lifechanging matters into his own hands. Hercules Tony. Series cast summary: Caroline Craig ... Jacqui James / ... 68 episodes, 2008-2013 The six-part mini-series was the first Underbelly production to be produced and financed outside of Australia. Anyone with an interest in recent Sydney history will recognise the familiar names that crop up almost immediately. Underbelly | Two Cites | Golden Mile | Razor | Badness | Squizzy | Underbelly Files | UF: Chopper | All. [2] A fifth tie-in novel, by Andy Muir, was published for the final series. Crime; Drama; Mystery; Features. The series includes an ensemble cast including actresses Chelsie Preston Crayford and Danielle Cormack portraying Devine and Leigh respectively. This is entertainment after all, not documentary. Underbelly: The Golden Mile The latest instalment of Underbelly has turned to true-ish crime to spice up the story, writes Nick Galvin. Thus we have the introduction of characters such as cops Gerry Lloyd (Sigrid Thornton) and Joe Dooley (Wil Traval) and crims Harry “Hammer” Hammoud (Salvatore Coco). Underbelly (TV Series 2008–2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [3] This is the only season that did not receive a 'tie-in' novel. [8] They premiered on Australia's Nine Network early in the 2011 ratings season. Jane Harber also returns as a policewoman this time to Underbelly, previously portraying Detective Steve Owen's partner in the first season. Known by the collective title Underbelly: Files, the first was Tell Them Lucifer was Here, the second Infiltration and the third The Man Who Got Away. That case is still awaiting a final determination. The series also borrows the title 'Underbelly' from a previously successful series of 12 true crime compilations by the same authors. An Android version was in production with a release date scheduled prior to December 2012. [1] The fourth series is based on the book Razor by crime author Larry Writer, which was subsequently republished as a tie-in. Infiltration is about the story of Australian police detective Colin McLaren's infiltration of the Calabrian Mafia in Griffith, New South Wales which saw dozens of underworld figures imprisoned The Man Who Got Away tells the story of David McMillian, a drug smuggler and the only Western man to ever escape from Bangkok's Klong Prem Central Prison. The game was produced by Underbelly's producers, Screentime, and transmedia production company, The Project Factory, with development by Epiphany Games. Based on Tony Mokbel, the series covered the manhunt for Mokbel that lasted 18 months and dismantled a drug empire and was also filmed in Greece. Mitch Bartlett. Informer 3838 is a television series focusing on criminal barrister-turned police informer Nicola Gobbo (code name informer 3838) and her involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings. The Man Who Got Away premiered on the Nine Network on Monday 21 February 2011. Sometimes the truth can be too hard to handle, even for a supposedly hard-hitting series such as this. He and his police partner lived undercover in Griffith, New South Wales for a number of years, in order to infiltrate the very closed and deadly Mafia community there. Events depicted include the origins of the Mr. Asia drug syndicate and its original leader, Marty Johnstone. As the Royal Commission investigations reach boiling point, former bent cop Trevor Haken risks his life to expose police corruption in Kings Cross. Late in 2010 this telemovie hit a legal snag as part of a pending court case in the NSW law courts, which resulted in a slightly altered version of Lucifer being broadcast in Sydney and NSW on Monday 7 February. It is set between 2001–2012, and broadcast from 13 August 2012. This six-part mini-series aired on TV3 in New Zealand from 17 August to 21 September 2011. As part of the Royal Commission investigators' campaign against corrupt cops Gerry Lloyd recruits drug-pusher Shaka to expose the links between cops and crims. The cast also features Jeremy Sims, Aaron Jeffery, Nicholas Eadie, Brendan Cowell, Freya Stafford, Josh Lawson, John Orcisk, William Zappa, Heather Mitchell and Deidre Rubenstein. An American version has also been announced on the network channel Starz though nothing else has been confirmed. Then there is the lingering question over how much input Ibrahim has been allowed into the way he is portrayed. A sixth series titled Underbelly: Squizzy, based on the events surrounding Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor and set between 1915 and 1927, began airing on 28 July 2013. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. After the hugely successful first series chronicling the hyper-violent Melbourne gang wars between 1995 and 2004 and the less notable second series that was a prequel to the Victorian bloodbath, the producers are returning once more to the well with Underbelly III: the Golden Mile. Season 1 focuses on events in Melbourne which occurred between 1995 and 2004, referred to in the press as the Melbourne gangland killings, in which 36 criminal figures and others were killed, and the transformation of Carl Williams from harmless driver into one of Australia's most notorious drug kingpins. The series saw the return of Robert Mammone as Mokbel, Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano, Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams, Les Hill as Jason Moran, Madeleine West as Danielle McGuire, Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto, Gerard Kennedy as Graham Kinniburgh and Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran.[18][19]. He elects to become a ‘super grass’ in order to protect his family and keep himself out of gaol. Wanda. Three telemovies called The Underbelly Files aired in 2011. Sgt. • Emma Booth as Kim Hollingsworth, former prostitute, student police officer and undercover police agent. In early 2010 the Nine Network announced that three separate stand-alone crime telemovies would continue the Underbelly franchise. And together they ran the most exciting street in Australia. The return of these characters to the Underbelly franchise also means the return of Gyton Grantley performing his previous role of Williams. [9] The version screened in NSW omitted one particular scene and changed the names of a number of individuals in the case (for example "Bandali Debs" changed to "Patrici Fabro"); however, in an oversight, the subtitles were not edited and showed the original names. It stars Brett Climo, Jeremy Kewley, Todd Lasance, Greg Stone, Dimitri Baveas, Ditch Davey, Jane Allsop, Annie Jones, Paul O'Brien, Daniel Whyte, Chris Bunworth, James Taylor, Craig Blumeris, Jasmine Dare, Marshall Napier, Robert Taylor, Shanti Pezet and Lee Cormie, with a return guest appearance by Don Hany as Nik 'The Russian' Radev - the same character he played in the original Underbelly series (which was set a few years after the events that take place in this movie). The first series of Underbelly is not available for sale or distribution in Victoria, due to the Supreme Court of Victoria's prohibition of its distribution or exhibition therein. At least that's what the producers of the latest series of Underbelly are counting on. For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta, finally befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo. A 2014 series titled Fat Tony & Co is a sequel to the first series but is not branded under the Underbelly title. Underbelly: the Golden Mile begins on Nine this Sunday at 8.30pm. Hatfield has gone as far as the Court of Appeal in a bid to be allowed to preview the series so she and her lawyers could decide whether she had been defamed. Natalie Bassingthwaighte. [12], The series Fat Tony & Co. was confirmed on 3 August 2013, and production for the series began on 5 August 2013. Informer 3838 gives a new insight to the relationships Gobbo made in the criminal underworld with figures like Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel. A fourth telemovie Chopper followed in 2018. The series is somewhat a prequel to the series A Tale of Two Cities. Graham “Chook” Fowler, Trevor Haken, Bill Bayeh and Kim Hollingsworth all make an early appearance alongside George Freeman and Lenny McPherson. Season 2 is a prequel to the first series and focuses on events that occurred in Sydney and Melbourne between the years 1976 to 1987. 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