The Genie from Down Under is a 26-part comedy–fantasy series.
When upper-class English girl Penelope finds a magic opal containing two Australian genies – Bruce and his son Baz – she thinks all her problems are over. But Bruce has other ideas. He and Baz trick Penelope into wishing her family to Australia at every opportunity. Penelope hates Australia and is constantly trying to get back to England. It's a comedic battle of wills and a clash of cultures as Penelope learns that there is a difference between power and wisdom.
The series includes important issues such as Indigenous land rights, cultural ownership and the law and family.
This resource would be most suitable for use in Years 4–5 in the curriculum areas of Arts (Media) and English.
Click here to view a trailer for Series 1.
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