The story is a 13 x half hour children's television series produced for the ABC. The show screened on the ABC in Australia in November 2000 and ITV in the UK in 2001.

Synopsis
Eugénie Sandler is an ordinary teenager, worried about the usual things – her place in the world, who she is and what it’s like to be fifteen. She also worries about Ray, her private investigator father whose job causes frequent changes of address, or as Eugénie puts it: "Other girls collect CDs; me, it’s postcodes!"

Then one morning her worries really start! Ray lets drop what sounds like a warning, but before he can explain he disappears, leaving Eugénie to discover that someone wants to kidnap her while others would like her dead. But there’s help at hand – Warwick Bedford, a gawky and serious boy from school becomes her ally, and together they set about solving the mystery that surrounds Eugénie’s life.

Producer Margot McDonald

Writer David McRobbie

Directors Ana Kokkinos, Moira Moss, Colin Mowbray and Geoffrey Cawthorn

Starring xXaris Miller, Matthew Vennell, Brett Climo, Martin Jacobs and
Odette Joannides

Distributor ITV Studios

Awards and Nominations
In 2000, an AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for Best Children’s Drama series

Press Clippings
Who Weekly Magazine, 30 October 2000
' How good it would be if the makers of some adult dramas took hints from this cool new thriller series for kids.'

TV Week, 28 October 2000
' 'With its pacy editing and innovative style, the ABC's Eugenie Sandler PI is a seriously groovy kids' drama!'

The Sydney Morning Herald 30 October 2000
' 'Australia has a good recent record of making intelligent television shows for young people, and Eugenie Sandler PI is up there with the best of them.'

The Daily Telegraph, TV Guide
' Although aimed at teenagers, this sophisticated 13 part ABC thriller is likely to appeal to adults as well.'

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