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Snake Tales
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Starring Peter Rowsthorn
Country of origin Australia
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 24 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) Westside Film & Television
Distributor Southern Star
Release
Original network Nine Network
Original release 5 September – 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)

Snake Tales is a 2009 Australian children's television series produced by Westside Film & Television and distributed by Southern Star. The series, filmed in Victoria, consisted of thirteen episodes and premiered on the Nine Network on 5 September 2009.

Overview

The series revolves around a Snake Park located in the fictional suburb of Barren-Barren, the park is home to several residents, one of which is Tiger, daughter of the snake park owner Jake. Tiger is a twelve-year-old girl, who is matured well beyond her years and desires to move to the city. Her father is a not-so bright teacher, who runs the park and home school, known as the International Outback school. Tiger is joined by her brother J.J, siblings Skye and Harrison and their mother Miranda with international student Digby. Together they face the problems of living together and turning the snake park into a success.

Cast

  • Peter Rowsthorn as Jake Johnson
  • Cecelia Peters as Tiger Rose Johnson
  • Danielle Horvat as Skye Sailendra
  • Nicholas Fleming as Harrison Sailendra
  • Leah Vandenberg as Miranda Sailendra
  • Lucas Tang as Digby
  • Liam Maguire as J.J. Johnson
  • Ben Schumann as Goober

Notable Guests

  • Mark Mitchell
  • Marg Downey
  • Francis Greenslade
  • David Tredinnick
  • Jane Allsop
  • Todd MacDonald
  • Daniela Farinacci.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season final
1 13 5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)

Series 1

Episode no. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate
1 "Catch The Snake" Daniel Nettheim Alix Beane 5 September 2009 (2009-09-05)
Miranda enrolls her two children, Skye and Harrison into the International Outback School after she becomes the parks vet and a pleasant experience from their holiday in Barren-Barren, Skyes is angry at the idea after having to leave her life in England behind, however Harrison takes a lighter view of the situation as he has made friends with the three other live-in students: J.J, Digby and Tiger. Tiger is the daughter of park owner Jake who encounters a problem after a snake is on the loose.
2 "Disco And Discovery" Daniel Nettheim Alix Beane 12 September 2009 (2009-09-12)
After a flood separates Barren-Barren from supplies. This causes Harrison and Digby to go outside and hunt for food. After a supply helicopter arrives they only find cosmetic products, because Skye swapped the food order.
3 "The Scholarship" Ralph Strasser Sam Carroll 19 September 2009 (2009-09-19)
Skye and Tiger both sit a test for a scholarship to an inner-city school, however Skye swaps her test with Tigers which causes Skye to win the scholarship. Meanwhile, Harrison deals his feelings for Tiger.
4 "Lights, Camera,Action" Ralph Strasser Sam Carroll 26 September 2009 (2009-09-26)
A television producer arrives at the snake park, hoping to turn the over-dramatic lives of the residents into a successful reality series for the television network.
5 "The Rock Star & The Smuggler" Daniel Nettheim Brendan Luno 3 October 2009 (2009-10-03)
Jake decides to set up a bed and breakfast at the snake park; however one visitor is a criminal posing a rock star and two elderly stayers make Jake an offer to buy out the Bed'n'Breakfast.
6 "Girls Will Be Girls" Daniel Nettheim Brendan Luno 10 October 2009 (2009-10-10)
Skye panics at the discovery of a friend from her hometown of London, England, which is a problem because her friend assumes the snake park is really a resort.
7 "Day Of The Parents" Nicholas Verso Mark Shirrefs 17 October 2009 (2009-10-17)
Digby's mother and father visit the Snake Park to see Digby's speech, expecting the snake park to be a world class school and the 'Melbourne Tigers' basketball team arrive at the park for a holiday, which Tiger hopes will increase profits after living on sardines for the past week.
8 "Snake Oil Merchant" Ralph Strasser Doug McLeod 24 October 2009 (2009-10-24)
Skye's and Harrison's wealthy oil tycoon father arrives at the snake park, his reason for visiting is to purchase the snake park, however only because of hidden oil underneath it, however Tiger sees through his lies, however if her dad accepts the offer, they can move to the city.
9 "The Snake Hunter" Nicholas Verso Doug McLeod 31 October 2009 (2009-10-31)
An American teen actor arrives at the snake park for training on his new feature film entitled The Snake Hunter.
10 "The Big Wet" Ralph Strasser Kris Mrksa 7 November 2009 (2009-11-07)
The annual heavy rainfall season has arrived, which causes everyone to act strange until it is over.
11 "Taming The Tiger" Daniel Nettheim Kris Mrksa 14 November 2009 (2009-11-14)
Tiger goes on her very first date, however she later discovers it was an elaborate scheme set up by Skye so she could travel to the Barren-Barren carnival.
12 "So Sue Me" Nicholas Verso Anthony Watt 21 November 2009 (2009-11-21)
Skye and Tiger battle to win the school captain election after the students believe Tiger is spending the school budget on educational things, whilst all Skye wants to spend the school budget on is ice-cream and Excursions
13 "Operation Break Up" Daniel Nettheim Anthony Watt 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)
Skye and Tiger work together to stop the relationship between Jake and Miranda going ahead. After creating a negative relationship between the two, Jake decides to sell the snake park and move to the city. Tiger is finally happy until she discovers Skye is in her class, she also sees Harrison being bullied and her father depressed.
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