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The Screen Guide

RAKE stars Richard Roxburgh (Blue Murder, Moulin Rouge, Mission Impossible II ) as criminal defence barrister Cleaver Greene – defender of the indefensible and champion of the lost cause ... both in the court room and the bedroom.

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Series

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Rake

Series listing
Rake series 1 2010
Rake series 2 2010
Rake series 3 2014
Rake series 4 2016
Rake series 5 2018

Cast

Richard Roxburgh - Matt Day - Russell Dykstra - Danielle Cormack - Caroline Brazier - Adrienne Pickering

Production Details

Production Completion
2012
Genre
Comedy, Crime
Production Company
Essential Media and Entertainment

Sales

Australian Sales
ABC Commercial
International Sales
DCD Rights

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • AWGIE Awards
    (2013)

Screen News

TV DRAMA ABROAD - Part 8: Distributor DCD Rights' interest in Australian drama

DCD Rights handles sales on many Australian dramas, including The Slap from Matchbox Pictures, The Code from Playmaker Media, and Rake, Jack Irish Season One and The Principal from Essential Media and Entertainment. Once she has summarised DCD’s history in Australia, Nicky Davies Williams discusses the performance of each one.

24 Jun 2016
By Sandy George
SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

Many options for format rights to Australian shows have been sold abroad in the past five years, but that’s been the end of the road for the majority. Where production has occurred, very few have gone to a second series in the same territory, and generally that has to happen for there to be any chance of real upside.

04 Nov 2015
By Sandy George

SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL? - PART 1: IAN COLLIE ON RAKE

Ian Collie, partner/Head of Scripted at Essential Media and Entertainment, on the format rights to Rake - which have been optioned in the US and France.

07 Oct 2015
By Sandy George