Love Child

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 8.30pm, Nine

Sarah Lam­bert’s pe­riod hos­pi­tal se­ries has re­turned and what a de­light to see lo­cal drama on Nine again, the third sea­son ac­tu­ally de­vised and early episodes writ­ten by Tim Pye with stylish di­rec­tion from Ge­off Ben­nett. It’s a show that looks at the way Australia em­braced the dra­matic social and cul­tural changes of the 1970s as new love, births, deaths and mar­riages con­tinue to come to Sydney’s Kings Cross. In the new sea­son the Viet­nam War is di­vid­ing the world, and mu­sic and the me­dia are shift­ing long-held val­ues. Lam­bert and her writ­ers present a per­fectly re­alised social melo­drama with char­ac­ters who, no mat­ter how they pur­sue wealth and power, dis­cover that true ful­fil­ment only comes through love, loy­alty and com­pas­sion.

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