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Lowdown (2010)


Lowdown shines a torch on the life of a man whose job it is to feed the public's insatiable appetite for celebrity gossip. Alex Burchill, the author of the Lowdown column which appears in the once great but now ailing tabloid newspaper – the Sunday Sun. Each week Alex interviews celebrities for his column, and each week at least one of those celebrities ruins his week. Sometimes the celebrity gets drunk and punches Alex out. Sometimes the celebrity gets him arrested. Usually the celebrity sleeps with his girlfriend, Rita. It may not sound like much of a life, but it invariably leads to great copy and the readers love it. In fact, it's the only thing standing between the Sunday Sun and oblivion.

  1. Adam Zwar


  2. Amanda Brotchie


Series Cast

  1. Adam Zwar as Alex Burchill

    Adam Zwar

    Alex Burchill

    16 Episodes

  2. Kim Gyngell as Howard Evans

    Kim Gyngell

    Howard Evans

    16 Episodes

  3. Paul Denny as Bob Geraghty

    Paul Denny

    Bob Geraghty

    16 Episodes

  4. Beth Buchanan

    Rita Heywood

    16 Episodes

  5. Dailan Evans

    Dr James Sawers

    16 Episodes

  6. Geoffrey Rush as Narrator (voice)

    Geoffrey Rush

    Narrator (voice)

    16 Episodes

  7. Martin Sharpe

    5 Episodes

  8. Ashley Zukerman as Dylan Hunt

    Ashley Zukerman

    Dylan Hunt

    3 Episodes

  9. Julia Zemiro as Hope van der Boom

    Julia Zemiro

    Hope van der Boom

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

2012 • 8 Episodes

Alex Burchill writes the Lowdown column for struggling tabloid newspaper, the Sunday Sun. Circulation is in decline and the paper is downsizing and adapting to the brutal economic climate, and Alex's methods for unearthing stories become increasingly desperate. Each week he must come up with a shock-and-awe story for the embattled paper, and each week that shock-and-awe story somehow ruins his own life.

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(2x8, October 25, 2012) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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