Airdate: Dead Gorgeous

The ABC has backtracked from plans to give ABC3 the World Premiere of Dead Gorgeous, its new Australian-produced children’s drama.

The spooky series about 3 girls who died in 1861 but return to their estate as ghosts 150 years later will instead launch on ABC1.

Produced by Burberry Productions, the series features Melissa Howard (Rebecca), Poppy Lee Friar (Sophie), Alexandra Coppinger (Hazel), Blake Davis (Jonathan), Chris Milligan (David), Jay Kennedy Harris (Charlie), Aisha Dee (Christine), Gerry Connolly (Mr Griffith), Julie Forsyth (Haiwyn Sinclaire) and Julie Eckersley (Agatha Heggleby).

It begins 5:20pm Monday April 5th on ABC1 and is replayed from 8pm April 13 on ABC3.

Dead Gorgeous follows the comical adventures of three beautiful, strong-willed teenage sisters Rebecca (Melissa Howard), Sophie (Poppy Lee Friar) and Hazel Ainsworth (Alexandra Coppinger) who just happen to be ghosts!

When the three sisters died in a tragic coach accident in 1861, alongside their beloved nanny Mildred, they thought it was obviously some sort of cosmic ‘glitch’.

Taking matters into her own hands, Rebecca makes an application to the Ghost Council, the high court of the afterlife, requesting them to return her and her sisters back to the world of the living. But the afterlife is much like real life, bureaucracy is slow and forms get lost or misfiled. For the sisters, the wait was 150 years, stuck in limbo.

Upon their return to the estate, the girls quickly realise their home has been turned into a school. They now find themselves in a world unbeknown to them, and under the watchful eye of their colourful, ghostly guardian – Agatha (Julie Eckersley). The sisters can stay under one circumstance – no one is to find out their secret otherwise they will be sent back to the afterlife.


  1. hey, im really in hope of a season two of dead gorgeous and also hope my agent could get me an audition for it 😀 !!! i hope you are keeping in touch with all your friends from on-set

  2. To DG fan: Yes that was the person pretending to be me. School doesn’t really affect shooting schedules for us seeing as myself, poppy (sophie) and stella (mattie) are pretty much the only ones still in school but we’d have tutoring. there is no news on a new season though. fingers crossed.

  3. To the Alex C. who posted on May 8 AUS time you are fake. I know this because I didn’t post that and I’ve been posting here since last year. I am also no longer posting here because of this event. Any more messages from Alex C. are fake. To ask me questions add me on Facebook or Twitter.

  4. hey melissa poppy and alex i really like the show and u guys are Greatt
    1)what was it like auditioning?
    2) when was you first audition and how did it go??

    yeah and is there anyother shows you’ll maybe coming up on???

  5. I guess school has made everyone busy and there is no news on a season 2 of dead gorgeous so i dont think they will be creating one which suks 🙁

  6. noone goe son this aNymroe but hey i might get lucky 🙂

    im loosing hope of a series 2 but with all the airings it is possible!

  7. Oz Telly Addict

    Hello, if anyone still comes here. I do, just in case there’s any word regarding a dvd release….

  8. Dear Santa, I’d like DG on dvd for Xmas…. please get Rudolph and his mates to have a word with the BBC and I’ll be extra-extra-good next year!

  9. I think it’s possible that a Season 2 will come out, there are just so many airings of the show. I’m not sure if the show is intended to be watched in this way, but I see it as how 3 refined and educated young adults enter a sub culture that is often so vapid and superficial and then all these truisms about that culture are pointed out by people so foreign to it.
    “Is that hat authentic, did you get it from the streets”, “Nah my mom got it for me”.
    I love so many of the lines from this show, like that.

  10. If anyone still visits this page, I hope you’re all doing fine! There’s still no news of a UK release for Dead Gorgeous and there doesn’t seem to be a second series happening, but I have my fingers crossed something will happen, at least on the dvd front. Oh, and it’s my birthday as well.

  11. Oz Telly Addict

    Still no sign of DG on dvd over here. The world is a cruel, cruel place. Woe is me.

  12. I hope something turns up for you to audition for, it must be quite amazing (and a bit weird) to see yourself on tv!

    You have an end of year concert? Wow. Is your school one which specialises in drama and music, or do they all do that kind of thing?

    It’s getting colder here in England and even though the sun is still nice and bright, the warmth is gone and winter is well on the way. I can do without the cold stuff, bring on summer again!

  13. Well I have done a few things with my friends where we take drama classes. We’re preparing for our end of year concert and I have some school to catch up on too. But we’re on holidays now.

  14. Hi again, Alex and DG1.
    I’m glad the show is being repeated down under, that shows the tv execs have faith in it! I have my fingers crossed that they’ll take the plunge and sort out a second series. I sent another email to the BBC a fortnight ago to ask if there’s a UK dvd release date yet, but there’s still no word from them which is a shame.
    By the way Alex, have you had any other auditions for anything, or is school top of your priorities at the moment?

  15. Cheers David, this is a nice site to visit and well monitored. Here in England we’ve just had a repeat of DG but the episodes have shot by and I managed to miss a few, of course – and there’s still no sign of the dvd being released. Ohh, the terrible unfairness of it all…. but never mind, I’ll remain patient and keep an eye out for it. It’s been a real treat to see such a well made Aussie show. I love the accents and the scenery as well. Other than the usual soaps we don’t have seem to have Australian programmes over here any more, I think Steve Irwin’s wonderful series was the last one. Shame.

  16. dead gorgeous one

    Hmmm. Im just wondering if they do make a second series how awesome it would be. Polar bears???? haha. Us aussies are heading into Spring now.

  17. Hello again Alex, thanks for coming back. I just picked up Picnic At Hanging Rock on Blu-ray and it looks amazing. I would love to go there… although I might not go wandering off on my own! So that’ll be yet another Aussie place to add to the list of reasons to visit Australia and stay a while!

    I’m amazed the tv companies are being so slow with a second series for DG. Have you got anything else in the pipeline Alex, or are you up to your neck in school stuff now?

    And before I forget to ask, how cold is your winter getting now? Any sign of snow yet, or the odd polar bear?

  18. Wow so sorry, I haven’t been on, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a great film and sorry I don’t have any news on a second season yet.

  19. Pleese someone tell me if there is or if there isn’t going to be a second series pleeeeeeessseeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Dead Gorgeous is on CBBC again! Recording all of them I have so missed that theme tune, brilliant