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The Slap

2011-2011 Ended/Cancelled
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The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8 –part drama series traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends.

The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children’s cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child’s parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character’s life is profoundly affected by “the slap”, and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.

The Slap explores what happens when the veil of civility that binds us as a society, is rent aside by one disturbing action. It brings to vivid life questions of parenting, the rights of children, race, class, sexuality, and the different perspectives of men and women.
Main Cast
N/AAlex Dimitriades
as Harry [S 1]
N/ABlake Davis
as Richie [S 1]
N/AEssie Davis
as Anouk [S 1]
N/AJonathan LaPaglia
as Hector [S 1]
N/ALex Marinos
as Manolis [S 1]
N/AMelissa George
as Rosie [S 1]
N/ASophie Okonedo
as Aisha [S 1]
N/ASophie Lowe
as Connie [S 1]
Recurring Cast
William McInnes as Narrator (voice) [S 1] (8)
Adrian Van der Heyden as Adam [S 1] (7)
Anthony Hayes as Gary [S 1] (7)
Julian Mineo as Hugo [S 1] (7)
Diana Glenn as Sandi [S 1] (6)
Liberty Townsend as Melissa [S 1] (6)
Toula Yianni as Koula [S 1] (6)
Raffaele Costabile as Rocco [S 1] (4)
Jane Allsop as Tracey [S 1] (3)
Steve Mouzakis as Andrew Petrious [S 1] (3)

Premiered on Network:
ABC1 in AU

Genres: Drama / Mini

Language: english  Runtime: 55 mins

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#Ep. No.Episode Title Prod # Available InfoiTunes DL Broadcast  Comments 
1x01Hector  PDWC  |edit  2011-10-06  Discuss episode! 
1x02Anouk  PDWC  |edit  2011-10-13  Discuss episode! 
1x03Harry  PDWC  |edit  2011-10-20  Discuss episode! 
1x04Connie  PDWC  |edit  2011-10-27  Discuss episode! 
1x05Rosie  PDWC  |edit  2011-11-03  Discuss episode! 
1x06Manolis  PDWC  |edit  2011-11-10  Discuss episode! 
1x07Aisha  PDWC  |edit  2011-11-17  Discuss episode! 
1x08Richie  PDWC  |edit  2011-11-24  Discuss episode! 
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