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Shane Brennan: the Australian TV powerbroker set to turn our small screen on its head

HOLLY BYRNES, The Sunday Telegraph

PARAMOUNT Studios is a long way from Wandin Valley, that rural idyll most Australians over 40 will remember retreating to during the 12-year-run of Seven’s classic family drama, A Country Practice.

But what screenwriter Shane Brennan learned in those early freelance days penning the antics of Fatso the wombat, Cookie the bartender, and the doctors and nurses of Wandin Valley District Hospital has taken the 59-year-old all the way to the top of the US television tree. Read more.