Utopia (AU)

Show Info

New Series
Show Type
First Aired
13th August 2014
30 minutes
Air Time
21:00:00 GMT+10 -DST
Air Day


Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain. The eight-part series follows the working lives of a tight-knit team in charge of guiding big building schemes from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are asked to come up with plans for everything from new roads and rail lines to airports and high rise urban developments. In short, Utopia examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant.

Episode List:

Season 4

Episode Airdate Name  
8 9th Oct 2019 The Ghost of Christmas Future
7 2nd Oct 2019 Levers of Power
6 25th Sep 2019 Ticks of Approval
5 18th Sep 2019 The Blame Game
4 11th Sep 2019 Mission Creeps
3 4th Sep 2019 Pipe Dreams
2 28th Aug 2019 Working With Children
1 21st Aug 2019 The Law's The Law
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Season 3

Episode Airdate Name  
8 6th Sep 2017 Independence Day
7 30th Aug 2017 On the Defence
6 23rd Aug 2017 Snouts in the Trough
5 16th Aug 2017 Start Up
4 9th Aug 2017 Clause For Concern
3 2nd Aug 2017 Nation Shapers
2 26th Jul 2017 Smart Cities
1 19th Jul 2017 Blue Sky Thinking
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Season 2

Episode Airdate Name  
8 7th Oct 2015 Summit Attempt
7 30th Sep 2015 Reporting for Duty
6 23rd Sep 2015 Starting the Conversation
5 16th Sep 2015 Terminal Problems
4 9th Sep 2015 Dot Dot Dot
3 2nd Sep 2015 Keep Out - Public Property
2 26th Aug 2015 Shovels Ready
1 19th Aug 2015 A Fresh Start
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Season 1

Episode Airdate Name  
8 1st Oct 2014 The Whole Enchilada
7 24th Sep 2014 The First Project
6 17th Sep 2014 Then We Can Build It
5 10th Sep 2014 Arts and Minds
4 3rd Sep 2014 Onwards and Upwards
3 27th Aug 2014 Very Fast Turnover
2 20th Aug 2014 Protected Species
1 13th Aug 2014 Wood for the Trees


Rob Sitch
Kitty Flanagan
Celia Pacquola
Michelle Lim Davidson
Toby Truslove
Luke McGregor
Emma-Louise Wilson
Dave Lawson
Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann