Lockie Leonard (TV series)
Lockie Leonard is an Australian children's television series that was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany, Western Australia, the series premiere was on the Nine Network on 19 June 2007.
|Created by||Tim Winton|
|Theme music composer||Jebediah|
|Opening theme||"Worlds Away"|
|Ending theme||"Worlds Away"|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Production locations||Albany, Western Australia|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||19 June 2007 –|
27 July 2010
|[permanent dead link] Website|
Lockie Leonard premiered in the UK on Saturday 27 September 2008, as part of the long running children's Saturday morning programme TMi which airs from 09:00 to 10:30 on BBC Two. It ran for the first 12 episodes then continued to air on CBBC Channel.
The show won the 2008 TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Series, and star Sean Keenan (Lockie) was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. It won the 2007 AFI award for Best Children's Drama Series. The series was also nominated for the 2007 BAFTA Awards for Best International Children's Drama Series.
The first TV series was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books, written by multi-award-winning West Australian author, Tim Winton. The three books in the series are Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo; Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster; and Lockie Leonard, Legend. All books were distributed by Puffin International.
The premise of the series is the same as the book series from which it is derived. Lockie Leonard is a surf rat who moves with his family to Angelus, a small coastal town in Western Australia. Lockie has to deal with starting high school in a new town with no friends and a house that is in danger of sinking into a swamp. After Lockie "nuts himself smacko in the goolies" (has an accident in which his surfboard strikes him in his "tricky bits"—testicles) in the surf on his second day in town, Lockie meets a headbanger named Egg, and the two eventually become best friends. Earlier that day, while enrolling at his new school, Lockie falls in love for the first time with Vicki Streeton, the smartest and richest girl in the entire school, whose father also happens to be the mayor of Angelus. The first series is spread over Lockie's first year spent in Angelus with his family.
The second series follows Lockie Leonard's second year in Angelus, middle of nowhere, where Lockie must cope with new situations. Vicki leaves to go to boarding school, and Lockie makes friends with new girl Mel, to whom he is initially assigned "buddy duty". His best friend Egg decides to make a new best friend in school bully, Curtis, and begins dating Vicki's friend Sasha. Lockie's brother Phillip enters Angelus High a year early owing to his impressive intelligence, and discovers a new friend or two along the way. Meanwhile, poetry-loving Sarge must deal with the new constable at the police station, and Joy decides to get out of the house and set up a new radio station, Radio Angelus.
- Award for Best Children's Drama 2007
- Award for Best Children's Television series 2007
- Sean Keenan won the Young Actor Award in 2007
- TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Television series 2008
- Sean Keenan as Lachlan 'Lockie' Leonard
- Clarence Ryan as Geoffrey 'Egg' Eggleston
- Gracie Gilbert as Victoria Anne 'Vicki' Streeton
- Briony Williams as Joy Leonard
- Rhys Muldoon as Sarge Leonard
- Corey McKernan as Phillip Leonard
- Ella Maddy as Barbara "Blob" Leonard
Recurring and guestEdit
- Melanie Lyons (as Melanie Munt) as Lisa (Series 1)
- Mike Dorsey as Pop
- Alice Dale as Nan
- Jorden Silver as Curtis
- Tiarna Clarke as Dorothy 'Dot' Cook (Series 1)
- Trevor Jamieson as Rev. Eggleston
- Della Rae Morrison as Mrs. Eggleston (Series 1)
- Richard Mellick as Mayor Barry Streeton
- Christie Sistrunk as Mrs. Sally Streeton
- Mitchell Page as Colin 'Monster' Streeton (Series 1)
- James Beck as Josh Woodpond (Series 2)
- Laura Fairclough as Melanie 'Mel' Lamb (Series 2)
- Verity Gorman as Sasha Thompson-Baxter
- Nicholas Rechichi as Joe Ramir (Series 2)
- Cameron Findlay as Boof (Series 1)
- Ewen Leslie as John East (Series 1)
- Karli-Rae Grogan as Heidi (Series 1)
- Chanel Marriott as Kirstina (Series 2)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"The Human Torpedo"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||19 June 2007|
|2||2||"Stormy Mondays"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||20 June 2007|
|3||3||"Lockie Chickens Out"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||21 June 2007|
|4||4||"To Cheat or Not to Cheat"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||26 June 2007|
|5||5||"Cyril"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||27 June 2007|
|6||6||"A Water Feature"||Tony Tilse||Keith Thompson||28 June 2007|
|7||7||"Match of the Day"||Wayne Blair||Keith Thompson & James Bogle||3 July 2007|
|8||8||"The Details"||Wayne Blair||Keith Thompson||4 July 2007|
|9||9||"Weird Genes"||Wayne Blair||David Ogilvy||5 July 2007|
|10||10||"Miracles"||Roger Hodgman||David Ogilvy & Ken Kelso||10 July 2007|
|11||11||"X Marks the Dot"||James Bogle||Michael Miller||11 July 2007|
|12||12||"Dog Days"||Roger Hodgman||Shelley Birse||12 July 2007|
|13||13||"It's Not You, It's Me"||James Bogle||Matt Ford||17 July 2007|
|14||14||"Pure Poetry"||James Bogle||Sarah Rossetti||18 July 2007|
|15||15||"The Ladder of Love"||Peter Templeman||Keith Thompson||19 July 2007|
|16||16||"Brothers"||Roger Hodgman||Leeanne Innes||24 July 2007|
|17||17||"Swamp Rat"||Peter Templeman||Drew Proffitt||25 July 2007|
|18||18||"Face the Fear"||Peter Templeman||Shelley Birse||26 July 2007|
|19||19||"Lockie Takes the Cake"||James Bogle||Matt Ford||31 July 2007|
|20||20||"The Clock's Ticking"||Roger Hodgman||Matt Ford||1 August 2007|
|21||21||"Zig Zag Hill"||James Bogle||David Ogilvy||2 August 2007|
|22||22||"Angels and Monsters"||James Bogle||Michael Miller||7 August 2007|
|23||23||"Boredom Busters"||Roger Hodgman||Shelley Birse||8 August 2007|
|24||24||"Barry Goes Pop"||Roger Hodgman||Michael Miller||9 August 2007|
|25||25||"The Domino Effect"||Roger Hodgman||Leeanne Innes||14 August 2007|
|26||26||"Joy... to the World"||Roger Hodgman||Keith Thompson||15 August 2007|
- "New and Improved"
- "The X Factor"
- "Bubble Trouble"
- "Pick a Winner"
- "Life Map"
- "Total Eclipse"
- "The Silence of the Frogs"
- "The Information Age"
- "Time and Tide"
- "It Happens..."
- "Snake Hide Oil"
- "The Big Questions"
- "The Party"
- "Enter the Mermaid"
- "A Head of the Team"
- "Cure for Stings"
- "A Musical Moment"
- "Laugh with the Leonards"
- "Aliens in Angelus"
- "Buried Treasure"
- "Second Best in Show"
- "I, Monster"
- "Trixie Wants to Party"
- "Not So Perfect Storm"
- "Crimes of the Heartless"
The second series of Lockie Leonard was filmed in 2009 and screened in Australia on the Nine Network and WIN in 2010. The cast list remained unchanged, with new and original stories formulated by the show's writers. The new series follows a more mature Lockie's adventures and is once again set in Albany, Western Australia. The episode guide was announced online on 6 December 2009, on the Australian Television website.
The second series first screened on 17 May 2010 on Nickelodeon New Zealand, and the Nine Network in Australia on 21 August 2010, continuing weekly. In the United States, the series began airing on 21 June 2010 on Disney XD at 9:30am. In Latin America, the series premiered on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 on Boomerang. In the United Kingdom, it began airing Monday 2 August 2010 and continued daily (except on Fridays) on the CBBC channel at 11:30am.
A DVD box set of the first series of Lockie Leonard was released in Australia in mid-August 2008, and the UK on 19 July 2010, with the second series scheduled for release in Australia on 2 March 2011 by Universal Studios, and later in 2011 by Revelation Films for the UK.
|Lockie Leonard: The Complete Series 1||August 2008 (Australia), July 2010 (United Kingdom)|
|Lockie Leonard: Series 2, Part 1||March 2011 (Australia), December 2011 (United Kingdom)|
|Lockie Leonard: Series 2, Part 2||December 2011 (Australia), March 2012 (United Kingdom)|
- Live Action Series Archived 3 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine ACTF – Lockie Leonard[
- Goalpost Pictures * Independent Film Production - Lockie Leonard
- Australian Television – Lockie Leonard
- "Episode Guide: Lockie Leonard - season 1 - Episodes 1-13". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- "Episode Guide: Lockie Leonard - season 2 - Episodes 14-26". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
- Surf's up for Lockie Leonard Series 2 in Albany. Lockie Leonard Season 2 Completion Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Australian Television : Lockie Leonard
- David knox (12 August 2010). "Returning: Lockie Leonard". TV-Tonight.com.au. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
- Lockie Leonard website[permanent dead link] – official website - web archive of this site
- Lockie Leonard Channel Nine – official Channel Nine site
- Lockie Leonard at IMDb
- Lockie Leonard series 1 trailer on YouTube
- Lockie Leonard series 2 trailer on YouTube
- Lockie Leonard Series One from Revelation Films