Devil's Playground

Drama (TV) | 6 x 1 Hr

Starring: Simon Burke, John Noble, Don Hany, Jack Thompson and Toni Collette. The year is 1988. It is 35 years after the events of Fred Schepisi’s classic film, The Devil’s Playground. Tom Allen, now in his 40s and recently widowed, is a respected Sydney psychiatrist and father of two children. A practising Catholic, Tom accepts an offer by the Bishop of Sydney to become a counsellor of priests. During these sessions, he will uncover a scandal and become embroiled in the Church’s attempts to cover it up.   Tom’s quest for justice will push him to his limits, and reveal a side of Church power and official corruption he could never have imagined.

Executive Producers: Tony Ayres, Penny Win and Simon Burke

Producers: Helen Bowden, Penny Chapman and Blake Ayshford

Directors: Rachel Ward and Tony Krawitz

Writers:  Blake Ayshford, Alice Addison, Tommy Murphy and Cate Shortland

Devil’s Playground aired on Foxtel (Showcase) in 2014