The lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.


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Sophie Bloom ...  Vivian Maguire 34 episodes, 2014-2017
Harriet Dyer ...  Patricia Saunders 29 episodes, 2014-2017
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Jonathan LaPaglia ...  Dr. Patrick McNaughton 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Ella Scott Lynch ...  Shirley Ryan 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Gracie Gilbert ...  Annie Carmichael 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Jim Marsh 18 episodes, 2015-2016
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The lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.

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17 February 2014 (Australia) See more »

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Дитя любви See more »

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The program was created by Sarah Lambert and was first broadcast on the Nine Network on 17 February 2014. The program is based on the real life forced adoption in Australia for which former Prime Minister Julia Gillard offered a national apology to those affected in 2013. See more »

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Love Child proves to be a success for Australia.
3 March 2014 | by Shopaholic35See all my reviews

I think Australian television has finally figured out what it does best. Whenever they try to create a modern show it comes off looking cheap and outdated but their past few attempts at reverting back to the 60's/70's has been really successful. They have done a great job with the costumes, sets and everything 60's related so that it feels real.

Love Child is actually an exceptional TV show. The premise is gritty and delves into a subject matter that would still affect women in Australia today. It is incredibly hard to imagine that not long ago the world was like this. It enforces that people of power and wealth had the control while others were forced to fall in line.

This show may be too raw for some viewers but I believe the general public will enjoy Love Child for what it is. It's a new story that hasn't been explored in detail yet and in a way many people are still affected by this issue, if only to a lesser extent. Whether you personally went through this, was the parent, or the child or you just knew someone who experienced this everyone has their own experience. So yes I do recommend you watch it as it really is very good. 8.5/10

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