THE KNIGHTS RIDE BACK I N
THE ads have given away the season return plot shock, but needless to say, it’s the long goodnight for one member of the Knight family. It’s a complication our good doctor Hugh (Rodger Corser) wasn’t expecting, just a month or so before he’s eyeing the end of his surgical suspension and penance in his bush home town of Whyhope.
There’s plenty to keep him from making a return to his old life in the city, including all that unresolved sexual tension with Dr Penny Cartwright (Hayley McElhinney) and the constant theatrics of his family. His son Ajax (Matt Castley) just married his childhood sweetheart (Chloe Bayliss) and they are expecting a baby. His brother (Ryan Johnson) is still working the farm and brewery, while Nicole da Silva, who plays his wife Charlie, tries to hide her real-life pregnancy behind bars, tables and coats.
But you will gloss over much of that in episode one, mesmerised as I was by the performance of the wholly under-appreciated Tina Bursill (pictured, with Corser). What a national treasure she is and the absolute heartbeat of this wonderful series.