DRAMA, 8.30PM, ABC1
Borne out of the now-defunct
Crownies, this new series is harder and smarter. Marta Dusseldorp’s Janet King is back to the cut and thrust of court after time away on maternity leave. Juggling the demands of motherhood seems like a walk in the park compared with the snake pit of the DPP and the boobytrapped cases she lands – one, a paedophile case she is underprepared for and thrown on her first day (guest starring The
Moodys’ Darren Gilshenan); on top of prosecuting the head of state crime command, Steven Blakely (John Howard) for the assisted suicide (or was it manslaughter?) of his wife.