Deborah Mailman in Offspring: A Proposal

Title:
Deborah Mailman in Offspring: A Proposal
NFSA ID:
1499791
Year:
2016
Courtesy:
Endemol Shine Australia
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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This scene from series 6, episode 5 of Offspring is a significant one for Deborah Mailman’s character, midwife Cherie Butterfield. It sees Cherie’s lengthy on-again-off-again relationship with colleague and Hospital Director Martin (Lachy Hulme) reach a critical moment.

The scene is not only a big moment for Cherie but is a shift in the usual gender roles that are depicted in primetime television comedies and drama series. However, it still remains in line with the unconventional, topsy-turvy nature of the series.

Offspring (2010-2017) was a hugely popular series centred around the chaotic life of Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie), her quirky family and friends, high-pressure career as an obstetrician and her messy love-life.

Director:
Peter Templeman
Writer:
Christine Bartlett
Cast:
Deborah Mailman, Lachy Hulme