Upright. Image shows from L to R: Lucky Flynn (Tim Minchin), Meg Adams (Milly Alcock).

Upright

Sky Atlantic comedy drama about strangers on a road trip. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Tim Minchin, Milly Alcock, Heather Mitchell, Daniel Lapaine and Ella Scott Lynch.

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Upright. Image shows from L to R: Lucky Flynn (Tim Minchin), Meg Adams (Milly Alcock).

Upright

Comedy drama following a pair of strangers on a road trip across Australia with a battered upright piano

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Sky Atlantic
Episodes
8   (1 series)
Creator
Chris Taylor
Starring
Tim Minchin, Milly Alcock, Heather Mitchell, Daniel Lapaine and Ella Scott Lynch
Writers
Chris Taylor, Tim Minchin, Kate Mulvany and Leon Ford
Director
Matthew Saville
Producers
Jason Stephens, Melissa Kelly and Chris Taylor

When your most cherished possession is a battered upright piano, you only have one option if you need to travel across Australia: take it with you.

The story follows two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, who forge the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.

Lucky Flynn hasn't spoken to his family in years. He's broke, distant and damaged. He's also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4,000km from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world: a battered and scarred upright piano.

But what should have been a straightforward drive across the outback soon becomes a test of Lucky's emotional fitness, when he quite literally runs into Meg, a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own.

Production Details

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Laugh track
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th November 2019 on Sky Atlantic at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 5th December 2019 on Sky Atlantic at 10:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 5: Thursday 19th December at 1am on Sky Atlantic
  2. Series 1 Episode 6: Thursday 19th December at 1:35am on Sky Atlantic
  3. Series 1 Episode 7: Thursday 26th December at 12:15am on Sky Atlantic
  4. Series 1 Episode 8: Thursday 26th December at 12:50am on Sky Atlantic

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