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East West 101
East West 101
is a drama series airing on the SBS network. The series was produced and created by Steven Knapman & Kris Wyld, the team behind other drama series such as Wildside and White Collar Blue. East West 101
East West 101
is set around the Major Crime Squad in metropolitan Sydney. It is based upon the experiences of actual detectives in a crime unit in Sydney's western suburbs.[1] It is filmed on location, in Sydney
Sydney
suburbs such as Auburn, Bankstown, Redfern, Chinatown and Maroubra. The series was made by SBS with the Film Finance Corporation of Australia and the New South Wales Film and Television Office. It has been sold to Israel and other countries in the Middle East. The second season finished airing on 24 November 2009, and a third season was announced and filmed in 2010. It began airing on SBS One
SBS One
on 20 April 2011.[1] The DVD of the third season was released on 4 May 2011.[2] The title is a double entendre, referring both to the clash of cultures between the Western world
Western world
and the Eastern world, and the fact that in Sydney
Sydney
(and several other Australian cities) the eastern suburbs are largely affluent and Anglo-Saxon, while the western suburbs are of a lower socio-economic status and have large Middle Eastern populations.

Contents

1 Cast 2 Supporting cast 3 Past cast 4 Plot

4.1 Season one 4.2 Season two 4.3 Season three

5 Reception

5.1 Australian ratings

6 Awards

6.1 AACTA Awards 6.2 Australian Directors Guild Awards 6.3 Australian Writers Guild Awards 6.4 APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards 6.5 Equity Awards 6.6 Logie Awards

7 References 8 External links

Cast[edit]

Don Hany
Don Hany
as Detective Zane Malik Susie Porter
Susie Porter
as Detective Superintendent Patricia Wright Aaron Fa'aoso
Aaron Fa'aoso
as Detective Sonny Koa Daniela Farinacci as Detective Helen Callas Renee Lim as Constable Jung Lim Matthew Nable
Matthew Nable
as Detective Neil Travis (season 3)

Supporting cast[edit]

Tasneem Roc
Tasneem Roc
as Amina Malik Irini Pappas as Mariam Malik (season 1) Taffy Hany as Rahman Malik George Fayed as Amir Malik Lucy Abroon as Yasmeen Malik Gyton Grantley as Craig Deakin (season 2) Costa Ronin
Costa Ronin
as Gregorovich (season 2) Richard Carter as Mick Deakin (season 2) Richard Cawthorne
Richard Cawthorne
as Sterling (season 3)

Past cast[edit]

Dimitri Giameos as Ali El Babb (Season 1) William McInnes as Detective Sergeant Ray Crowley (season 1) Gerald Lepkowski as Agent Richard Skeritt (season 2)

Plot[edit]

See also List of East West 101
East West 101
episodes

Season one[edit] The first season centered around two detectives, Zane Malik (Don Hany), a Muslim
Muslim
and Ray Crowley (William McInnes), an Anglo-Australian, who are pitted against each other in a struggle for respect. They try to balance work with their own cultural and religious beliefs, which results in tension between cultures, egos and workmates.[3] Recurring stories throughout the season include Malik's search for the man who shot his father and Crowley's struggle with his son's death. The cast also included Susie Porter
Susie Porter
as Inspector Patricia Wright, Aaron Fa'aoso
Aaron Fa'aoso
as Detective Sonny Koa, Daniela Farinacci as Detective Helen Callas and Renee Lim as Jung Lim. Zane's father, Rahman Malik, is played by Taffy (Toffeek) Hany, the real life father of Don Hany.[4] Season two[edit] In season two, detective Malik is caught up in the aftermath of a car bomb which has killed two men, and heralded the arrival of NSO Agent Richard Skeritt (Gerald Lepkowski). The attack seemingly has links to a Muslim
Muslim
terrorist threat that they work to uncover. Meanwhile, Patricia Wright navigates her tumultuous relationship with her family, including her unpredictable brother, Craig (Gyton Grantley) and father, Mick (Richard Carter). Helen Callas, heavily pregnant, Sonny Koa and Jung Lim also return, investigating crimes that cross cultural boundaries in Sydney's multicultural inner west. Season three[edit] Following a deadly armored bank transport robbery by a highly organized team, Malik's wife Amina and son Amir are involved in a seemingly unrelated car accident. After Amir dies of an undetected aortic dissection, Malik takes the accident investigation personally. Reception[edit] Australian ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale Viewers

1st Thursday 8:30pm 6 December 2007 10 January 2008 331,300[5]

2nd Tuesday 8:30pm 13 October 2009 24 November 2009 153,400[6]

Awards[edit] AACTA Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2008 Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series

Won [7]

Best Direction in Television Peter Andrikidis

Nominated

Best Screenplay in Television Kris Wyld

Nominated

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama Don Hany

Nominated

William McInnes

Nominated

Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Taffy Hany

Nominated

2009 Best Television Drama Series

Won [8]

Best Direction in Television Peter Andrikidis

Won

Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Susie Porter

Won

Best Screenplay in Television Michael Miller and Kristen Dunphy

Nominated

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama Don Hany

Nominated

Australian Directors Guild Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2008 Best Direction Television Mini Series Peter Andrikidis

 —

Won [9]

Australian Writers Guild Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2008 Television Mini Series - Original Kristen Dunphy, Michael Miller, Kris Mrksa, Michelle Offen and Kris Wyld

 —

Won [10]

2009 Vanessa Bates, Kristen Dunphy, Michael Miller, Michelle Offen, David Ogilvy and Katherine Thomson

 —

Nominated

APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2008 Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie Guy Gross

 —

Won [11]

Equity Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2011 Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Cast

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Won [12]

Logie Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Series Result Ref

2008 Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie

Nominated [13]

Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Don Hany

Nominated

William McInnes

Nominated

2010 Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie

Won [14]

Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Don Hany

Won

Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Susie Porter

Nominated

2012 Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Don Hany

Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b Knapman Wyld Television homepage. ^ " East West 101
East West 101
- Series 3 - Shop Online for Movies, DVDs in Australia". Fishpond.com.au. Retrieved 2011-04-27.  ^ SBS’s East-West 101 bridges the cultural divide. IF.com. ^ East West 101
East West 101
Archived 10 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. Knapman Wyld Television Pty Ltd. ^ East West 101
East West 101
Series 1 Episode Guide (Ratings). Australian Television information archive. ^ East West 101
East West 101
Series 2 Episode Guide (Ratings). Australian Television information archive. ^ "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2008". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 16 April 2012.  ^ "AACTA - Past Winners - 2000-2010 - 2009". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 16 April 2012.  ^ "Australian Directors Guild Announces 2008 ADG Awards Winners" (PDF). Australian Directors Guild. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2012.  ^ "41st Annual AWGIE Awards - Winners List". Australian Writers' Guild. Retrieved 16 April 2012.  ^ "Equity Awards 2011: Winners announced". Equity Foundation. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). 29 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.  ^ "Australian television ensembles honoured by their peers". Equity Foundation. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance
(MEAA). Retrieved 11 April 2012.  ^ Full list of Logie nominees, The Daily Telegraph, 7 April 2008. ^ Staff (2 May 2010). "2010 Logie Awards: Full list of winners". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. News Limited
News Limited
(News Corporation). Retrieved 16 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

East West 101
East West 101
on IMDb East West 101
East West 101
at TV.com Knox, David (27 November 2007). First Review: East West 101; TV Tonight. Knox, David (15 July 2009). Returning: East West 101. TV Tonight. East West 101
East West 101
at Australian Screen Online

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AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series

Embassy (1991) Phoenix (1992) Home and Away/Phoenix (1993) The Damnation of Harvey McHugh/Heartland (1994) Home and Away/Frontline (1995) Home and Away/Frontline (1996) Neighbours/Frontline (1997) Home and Away/Wildside (1998) All Saints/Wildside (1999) All Saints/Grass Roots (2000) Something in the Air/ SeaChange
SeaChange
(2001) Kath & Kim (2002) MDA (2003) Stingers (2004) Love My Way
Love My Way
(2005) Love My Way
Love My Way
(2006) Love My Way
Love My Way
(2007) Underbelly (2008) East West 101
East West 101
(2009) Rush (2010) East West 101
East West 101
(2011) Puberty Blues (2012) Redfern Now
Redfern Now
(2013) The Code (2014) Glitch (2015) Wentworth (2016

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AACTA Award for Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series (1990–2009)

Come In Spinner (1990) Paper Man (1991) Brides of Christ (1992) The Leaving of Liverpool (1993) Under the Skin: The Long Ride (1994) Halifax f.p.: The Feeding (1995) Blue Murder (1996) Good Guys, Bad Guys (1997) Wildside (1998) The Day of the Roses (1999) On the Beach (2000) My Brother Jack
My Brother Jack
(2001) The Road from Coorain (2002) After the Deluge (2003) Marking Time (2004) The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant
(2005) RAN (Remote Area Nurse) (2006) The King (2007) East West 101
East West 101
(2008) False Witness (2009)

Complete list (1986–1989) (1990–2009) (2010–2029)

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Equity Award for Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Rake, series 1 (2010): Box; Brazier; Carter; Cormack; Day; Dykstra; Joyce; Le Marquand; Morrell; Pickering; Roxburgh

East West 101, series 3 (2011): Farinacci; Fa'aoso; Hany; Lim; Nable; Porter; Roc

Redfern Now, series 1 (2012): Blair; Flanagan; Mailman; McGrath; Pell; Purcell; Rose; Sebbens; Yovich

Redfern Now, series 2 (2013): Blair; Clarkson Jones; Dingo; Flanagan; Hazlehurst; Madden; Page; Pistorius; Williscroft; Wyatt; Yovich

Rake, series 3 (2014): Allsop; Box; Brazier; Cormack; Day; Dykstra; Garvey; Joyce; Kaczmarek; Le Marquand; Lemon; Malcolm; Pickering; Roxburgh; Sacks

The Principal (2015): Adams; Coco; De Nawi; Denkha; Demitriades; Dimitriades; Foulkes; Hanna; Lekwape; Matangi; Romahn; Xanthis; Young; Zahalka

Cleverman
Cleverman
(2016): Page-Lochard, Briggs; Collins; Corr; Dawson; Glen; Hick; Mailman; O'Conno

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