The Circuit (TV series)

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The Circuit
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Created by
  • Ross Hutchens
  • Kelly Lefever
Written by
  • Kelly Lefever
  • Dot West
  • Mitch Torres
  • Beck Cole
Directed by
Starring Aaron Pedersen
Kelton Pell
Tammy Clarkson
Marta Kaczmarek
Bill McCluskey
Gary Sweet
Composer David Bridie
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Running time53 minutes
Production companyMedia World Pictures
Original network SBS
Original release8 July 2007 (2007-07-08) 
5 January 2010 (2010-01-05)

The Circuit is an Australian television drama series. The six-part first season screened on SBS TV, premiering on 8 July 2007 at 9:30 pm, and concluding on 12 August 2007. Season 2 aired from 1 December 2009 through 5 January 2010, ending the series.


The series stars Aaron Pedersen and Gary Sweet and centres on mixed-race solicitor Drew Ellis (Pederson) who joins the district to work at the Kimberley Circuit Court. Filmed mainly in Broome, Western Australia and surrounding areas, the show had a budget of more than $4 million, and 1,000 local Aboriginal extras have been employed for the production.


Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 68 July 2007 (2007-07-08)12 August 2007 (2007-08-12)
2 61 December 2009 (2009-12-01)5 January 2010 (2010-01-05)


Episode information retrieved from Australian Television archive & IMDB. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Season 1 (2007)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"It’s a Long Way Home"Catriona McKenzieKelly Lefever8 July 2007 (2007-07-08)
22"In Country"Richard FranklandDot West15 July 2007 (2007-07-15)
33"Deeper Water"Catriona McKenzieMitch Torres22 July 2007 (2007-07-22)
44"Stairway to the Moon"Steve JodrellBeck Cole29 July 2007 (2007-07-29)
55"You Always Hurt the Ones You Love"Catriona McKenzieKelly Lefever5 August 2007 (2007-08-05)
66"Home Is Where the Past Is"Richard FranklandKelly Lefever12 August 2007 (2007-08-12)

Season 2 (2009-10)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Sorry Business"Steve JodrellKelly Lefever1 December 2009 (2009-12-01)
82"Reading the Signs"Steve JodrellDot West8 December 2009 (2009-12-08)
93"The Fallout"Steve JodrellMitch Torres15 December 2009 (2009-12-15)
104"The Devil You Know"James BogleKelly Lefever22 December 2009 (2009-12-22)
115"Of Mice and Men"James Bogle Wayne Blair 29 December 2009 (2009-12-29)
126"Swings and Roundabouts"Aaron PedersenKelly Lefever5 January 2010 (2010-01-05)


The show and cast have won and been nominated on several occasions at the 2007 AFI Awards and 2008 Logies. Here are just some of them:



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  1. "Episode Guide: The Circuit-Season 1". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 12 August 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Episode Guide: The Circuit-Season 2". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 12 August 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Season 1 Episode Guide: The Circuit". IMDb. Retrieved 12 August 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Season 2 Episode Guide: The Circuit". IMDb. Retrieved 12 August 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)