Tower is a cul­tural melt­ing pot

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - COMMUNITY -

The Heights, ABC, Fri­day at 8.30pm

THIS ground-break­ing se­rial drama is about a com­mu­nity try­ing to pro­tect its way of life, while un­der the con­stant threat of gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and the so­cial strat­i­fi­ca­tion of its neigh­bour­hood.

The ‘slice of life’ drama ex­plores the lives of six fam­i­lies liv­ing in the Ar­ca­dia so­cial hous­ing tower and the gen­tri­fy­ing in­ner-city dis­trict that sur­rounds it.

The se­ries presents a med­ley of char­ac­ters, cul­tures, classes and back­grounds, ex­plor­ing their re­la­tion­ships, work lives and every­day chal­lenges faced by its char­ac­ters in an en­ter­tain­ing for­mat.

In the se­ries premiere, the res­i­dents are left reel­ing af­ter an aban­doned baby is dis­cov­ered. The ensem­ble cast in­cludes Clau­dia Rosso, Shari Sebens, Mar­cus Gra­ham and Dan Paris (pic­tured).

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