Mccune to star in new doctor drama
REEF Doctors, a new Channel 10 drama starring Lisa McCune, which was filmed on the Gold Coast and Far North Queensland, makes its debut on Sunday. Filmed in late 2011 and early 2012, the family drama follows the adventures of McCune’s Sam Stewart, the leader of a team of doctors serving the remote Hope Island Clinic. They look after residents of a small island community and neighbouring islands on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as visiting holiday makers and thrillseekers. Sam is a single mother with an unusual interest in venom, hoping to extract the hidden secrets that may have the power to cure fatal diseases. Something a bit different for Australian television, the family drama is produced by Jonathan Shiff, best known for Ocean Girl for a 6.30pm slot. ‘‘I hope . . . kids can switch on and watch before they go to bed. It’s nice and clean and funny,’’ says McCune, who also takes a co-producer credit. McCune’s Stewart is an accomplished doctor who runs the remote clinic. Justin Holborow plays Sam’s teenage son Jack and Matt Day is exhusband Andrew Walsh, also a medical specialist. Rohan Nichol and Richard Brancatisano play potential love interests.
Reef Doctors: Sunday, 8.30pm, Ten, Ten SC.