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Aussie swim drama Barracuda lands on BBC Three

Andrew Creer, Ben Kindon, Elias Anton and Rhys Mitchell Elias Anton as Danny Kelly (Credit: BBC/ NBCUniversal)

The series, based on the book of the same name by award-winning novelist Christos Tsiolkas, is directed by Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Balibo, Three Dollars).

It stars Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding, Brothers and Sisters), Matt Nable (Hyde & Seek, East West 101) and introduces Elias Anton as central character Danny Kelly.

Barracuda begins in 1996 in Melbourne, when Danny has just won a swimming scholarship to the prestigious Blackstone College.

UKTV takes on Australia's deadliest pests

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Deadliest Pests Down Under follows the trial and tribulations of nine British pest controllers as they are moved thousands of miles to Australia, where the critters are bigger, scarier and have many more teeth.

"Imagine Rodney Trotter meeting Crocodile Dundee, and it should give you an idea of the comedy potential this trailblazing new series has” says Popkorn TV’s Rory Wheeler.