On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! All New Australian Film The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race.

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! All New Australian Film The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race.

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Premieres Wednesday 26 July At 7.30pm On 10 And 10 Play.

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, a quirky, charming story filmed in Sydney and the picturesque villages of the Southern Highlands, premieres on 10 and 10 Play, Wednesday 26 July at 7.30pm.

When Penny Anderson (Claire van der Boom) returns to her childhood home just in time for The Appleton Show and its ‘world famous’ potato race, she is outraged when she sees the flyer announcing that the men’s first prize pays out $2,000 and the winning woman’s prize is only $200! Determined to right this wrong, she unleashes a cultural war never-before-seen in sleepy Appleton – pitting family against family, sister against sister and potato racer against potato racer.

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race was written by playwright Melanie Tait (The Vegemite Tales, A Broadcast Coup) based on her play of the same name which she wrote following her own experiences. Claire van der Boom (Blacklight, Palm Beach) leads the cast, with Katie Wall (Winter, Puberty Blues), Genevieve Lemon (Ticket to Paradise, The Power of The Dog), Tiriel Mora (The Castle, Smoke Between Trees), Robyn Nevin (Relic, The Eye of the Storm) and Olivia Stambouliah (Ambulance, The Walking Dead) also starring. The film is directed by Lynn Hegarty (Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, A Place to Call Home), produced by Andrea Keir and Lisa Duff who are also executive producing with Perpetual Entertainment’s Greg Quail, and Paramount+ Australia’s Sophia Mogford.

Now is the time to be a couch potato. This spud-tacular television event, that will leave you laughing and inspired, is also streaming on Paramount+ from Thursday 27 July.

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