Strangers in Paradise

John Doyle AM


A con-man reunites with his estranged son, and together they set out on a journey of destruction and family bonding.


The series chronicles the adventures of a father and son alienated from society. Ray, the father, is in his early forties, with a background in scamming and white-collar crime for which he has served a lengthy prison sentence. He is also capable of violence but we never see this. Think …

About John Doyle AM

John Doyle has written for radio and television and stage and been honoured by the Australian Writers’ Guild on nine occasions. He has received seven AWGIE Awards for Comedy [This Sporting Life and Club Buggery] and two AWGIES for Drama [Changi and Marking Time] and shared with Greig Pickhaver the Fred Parson’s Award from the Guild for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Comedy. John won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and an AFI for Marking Time.

He has written two plays – The Pig Iron People, produced by the Sydney Theatre Company and Vere [Faith] co-produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Australian Screenwriter John Doyle AM
John Doyle AM