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Lockie Leonard
Genre Children's Drama
Created by Tim Winton
Starring
  • Sean Keenan
  • Rhys Muldoon
  • Briony Williams
  • Corey McKernan
  • Clarence Ryan
  • Gracie Gilbert
Theme music composer Jebediah
Opening theme "Worlds Away"
Ending theme "Worlds Away"
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jo Horsburgh
  • Rosemary Blight
Producer(s)
  • Kylie du Fresne
  • Tony Tilse
Production location(s) Albany, Western Australia
Running time 26 minutes
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 19 June 2007 (2007-06-19) – 27 July 2010 (2010-07-27)

Lockie Leonard is an Australian children's television series that was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany, Western Australia, the series premiere was on the Nine Network on 19 June 2007.

Lockie Leonard was produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and is distributed by the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The theme song "Worlds Away" was performed by Jebediah.

Lockie Leonard premiered in the UK on Saturday 27 September 2008, as part of the long running children's Saturday morning programme TMi which airs from 09:00 to 10:30 on BBC Two. It ran for the first 12 episodes then continued to air on CBBC Channel.

The show won the 2008 TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Series, and star Sean Keenan (Lockie) was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. It won the 2007 AFI award for Best Children's Drama Series. The series was also nominated for the 2007 BAFTA Awards for Best International Children's Drama Series.

Origin

The first TV series was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books, written by multi-award-winning West Australian author, Tim Winton. The three books in the series are Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo; Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster; and Lockie Leonard, Legend. All books were distributed by Puffin International.

Overview

Series one

The premise of the series is the same as the book series from which it is derived. Lockie Leonard is a surf rat who moves with his family to Angelus, a small coastal town in Western Australia. Lockie has to deal with starting high school in a new town with no friends and a house that is in danger of sinking into a swamp. On his second day in town, Lockie meets a headbanger named Egg, and the two eventually become best friends. Earlier that day, while enrolling at his new school, Lockie falls in love for the first time with Vicki Streeton, the smartest and richest girl in the entire school, whose father also happens to be the mayor of Angelus. The first series is spread over Lockie's first year spent in Angelus with his family.

Series two

The second series follows Lockie Leonard's second year in Angelus, middle of nowhere, where Lockie must cope with new situations. Vicki leaves to go to boarding school, and Lockie makes friends with new girl Mel, to whom he is initially assigned "buddy duty". His best friend Egg decides to make a new best friend in school bully, Curtis, and begins dating Vicki's friend Sasha. Lockie's brother Phillip enters Angelus High a year early owing to his impressive intelligence, and discovers a new friend or two along the way. Meanwhile, poetry-loving Sarge must deal with the new constable at the police station, and Joy decides to get out of the house and set up a new radio station, Radio Angelus.

Awards

Series 1

  • Award for Best Children's Drama 2007
  • Award for Best Children's Television series 2007
  • Sean Keenan won the Young Actor Award in 2007
  • TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Television series 2008

Series 2

  • Award nomination Best Children's Television Drama 2010
  • Award nomination Lead Actor (Corey McKernan) 2010
  • Award nomination Supporting Actor in a Television Drama (Rhys Muldoon) 2010

Cast

Main

  • Sean Keenan as Lachlan 'Lockie' Leonard
  • Clarence Ryan as Geoffrey 'Egg' Eggleston
  • Gracie Gilbert as Victoria Anne 'Vicki' Streeton
  • Briony Williams as Joy Leonard
  • Rhys Muldoon as Sarge Leonard
  • Corey McKernan as Phillip Leonard
  • Ella Maddy as Barbara "Blob" Leonard

Recurring and guest

  • Melanie Lyons (as Melanie Munt) as Lisa (Series 1)
  • Mike Dorsey as Pop
  • Alice Dale as Nan
  • Jorden Silver as Curtis
  • Tiarna Clarke as Dorothy 'Dot' Cook (Series 1)
  • Trevor Jamieson as Rev. Eggleston
  • Della Rae Morrison as Mrs. Eggleston (Series 1)
  • Richard Mellick as Mayor Barry Streeton
  • Christie Sistrunk as Mrs. Sally Streeton
  • Mitchell Page as Colin 'Monster' Streeton (Series 1)
  • James Beck as Josh Woodpond (Series 2)
  • Laura Fairclough as Melanie 'Mel' Lamb (Series 2)
  • Verity Gorman as Sasha Thompson-Baxter
  • Nicholas Rechichi as Joe Ramir (Series 2)
  • Cameron Findlay as Boof (Series 1)
  • Ewen Leslie as John East (Series 1)
  • Karli-Rae Grogan as Heidi (Series 1)
  • Chanel Marriott as Kirstina (Series 2)

Episodes

Series one

(Episode information retrieved from Australian Television Information Archive).

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "The Human Torpedo" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 19 June 2007 (2007-06-19)
2 2 "Stormy Mondays" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 20 June 2007 (2007-06-20)
3 3 "Lockie Chickens Out" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 21 June 2007 (2007-06-21)
4 4 "To Cheat or Not to Cheat" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 26 June 2007 (2007-06-26)
5 5 "Cyril" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)
6 6 "A Water Feature" Tony Tilse Keith Thompson 28 June 2007 (2007-06-28)
7 7 "Match of the Day" Wayne Blair Keith Thompson & James Bogle 3 July 2007 (2007-07-03)
8 8 "The Details" Wayne Blair Keith Thompson 4 July 2007 (2007-07-04)
9 9 "Weird Genes" Wayne Blair David Ogilvy 5 July 2007 (2007-07-05)
10 10 "Miracles" Roger Hodgman David Ogilvy & Ken Kelso 10 July 2007 (2007-07-10)
11 11 "X Marks the Dot" James Bogle Michael Miller 11 July 2007 (2007-07-11)
12 12 "Dog Days" Roger Hodgman Shelley Birse 12 July 2007 (2007-07-12)
13 13 "It's Not You, It's Me" James Bogle Matt Ford 17 July 2007 (2007-07-17)
14 14 "Pure Poetry" James Bogle Sarah Rossetti 18 July 2007 (2007-07-18)
15 15 "The Ladder of Love" Peter Templeman Keith Thompson 19 July 2007 (2007-07-19)
16 16 "Brothers" Roger Hodgman Leeanne Innes 24 July 2007 (2007-07-24)
17 17 "Swamp Rat" Peter Templeman Drew Proffitt 25 July 2007 (2007-07-25)
18 18 "Face the Fear" Peter Templeman Shelley Birse 26 July 2007 (2007-07-26)
19 19 "Lockie Takes the Cake" James Bogle Matt Ford 31 July 2007 (2007-07-31)
20 20 "The Clock's Ticking" Roger Hodgman Matt Ford 1 August 2007 (2007-08-01)
21 21 "Zig Zag Hill" James Bogle David Ogilvy 2 August 2007 (2007-08-02)
22 22 "Angels and Monsters" James Bogle Michael Miller 7 August 2007 (2007-08-07)
23 23 "Boredom Busters" Roger Hodgman Shelley Birse 8 August 2007 (2007-08-08)
24 24 "Barry Goes Pop" Roger Hodgman Michael Miller 9 August 2007 (2007-08-09)
25 25 "The Domino Effect" Roger Hodgman Leeanne Innes 14 August 2007 (2007-08-14)
26 26 "Joy... to the World" Roger Hodgman Keith Thompson 15 August 2007 (2007-08-15)

Series two

  1. "New and Improved"
  2. "The X Factor"
  3. "Bubble Trouble"
  4. "Pick a Winner"
  5. "Life Map"
  6. "Total Eclipse"
  7. "The Silence of the Frogs"
  8. "The Information Age"
  9. "Time and Tide"
  10. "It Happens..."
  11. "Snake Hide Oil"
  12. "The Big Questions"
  13. "The Party"
  14. "Enter the Mermaid"
  15. "A Head of the Team"
  16. "Cure for Stings"
  17. "A Musical Moment"
  18. "Laugh with the Leonards"
  19. "Aliens in Angelus"
  20. "Buried Treasure"
  21. "Second Best in Show"
  22. "I, Monster"
  23. "Trixie Wants to Party"
  24. "Not So Perfect Storm"
  25. "Crimes of the Heartless"
  26. "Legend"

Second series

The second series of Lockie Leonard was filmed in 2009 and screened in Australia on the Nine Network and WIN in 2010. The cast list remained unchanged, with new and original stories formulated by the show's writers. The new series follows a more mature Lockie's adventures and is once again set in Albany, Western Australia. The episode guide was announced online on 6 December 2009, on the Australian Television website.

The second series first screened on 17 May 2010 on Nickelodeon New Zealand, and the Nine Network in Australia on 21 August 2010, continuing weekly. In the United States, the series began airing on 21 June 2010 on Disney XD at 9:30am. In Latin America, the series premiered on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 on Boomerang. In the United Kingdom, it began airing Monday 2 August 2010 and continued daily (except on Fridays) on the CBBC channel at 11:30am.

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