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Missy's novel based on her life as a prostitute has caused a sensation with everyone in town speculating about who the characters really are.


Rowan Woods


Peter Duncan, Peter Duncan (creator) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Roxburgh ... Cleaver Greene
Matt Day ... David Potter
Adrienne Pickering ... Melissa Partridge
Russell Dykstra ... Barney Meagher
Danielle Cormack ... Scarlet Meagher
Caroline Brazier ... Wendy Greene
Damien Garvey ... Cal McGregor
Kate Box ... Nicole
Robyn Malcolm ... Kirsty Corella
Steve Le Marquand ... Col Mancusi
Keegan Joyce ... Fuzz Greene
Di Adams ... Patroness
Bob Baines ... Judge Robbo
Stephen Bourke Stephen Bourke ... Politician
Michael Bremer Michael Bremer ... Defamation Judge


Missy's book about her life as a prostitute has caused a sensation, and she's engaged to the infamous founder of an on-line leaks site, Joshua Floyd. Meanwhile, Cleaver sleeps with the niece of an ex-girlfriend, who has a budding film career and loves Alfred Hitchcock movies. When he discovers she's not yet 16, he's horrified but it's too late. She's been charged with accidentally killing a fellow actor while filming a scene, and blackmails Cleaver into defending her. Cleaver's debt to the Corellas has prison-widow Kirsty making amorous plans for his repayments schedule, while he's fighting David Potter over the defamation case. Scarlet applies for a job with Attorney-General Cal McGregor, and her disdain for Cleaver gets her the job. Meanwhile, Cleaver's woes escalate when Fuzz reveals that he's been having an affair with Wendy's flirty neighbour Sally. An Alfred Hitchcock thriller on late night TV opens Cleaver's eyes to the fact that his 16-year-old client may well be a blossoming ...

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Australia) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Easy Tiger Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The fictitious film Cleaver is watching lists credits for the cast featuring numerous fictional names (and their characters) derived from members of the crew: Rowan Woods (director) becomes Woody Roan; Ian Collie (producer) becomes Colin Ian (the cobra); Peter Duncan (producer) becomes Duncan Peter (the boss); Greg Waters (executive producer) becomes Greg Rivers (mafia don); Carol Hughes (line producer) becomes Hugh Carrol (monsenior)(sic); Kari Scruby (cast coordinator) becomes Shari Cruby; Gabrielle Sinclair (location manager) becomes Dublin Sinclair; Victoria Williams (production design) and Robert Wood (art design) become Vic Robb (the art dealer); John Martin (first assistant director) becomes Martin John (shop keeper); Henry Dangar (film editing) becomes Henry Butcher (bar fly); Ziggy Coolahan (third assistant director) becomes A.D. Zigg; Will Gabriel and Tasmin Sharp are actual actors who appear in this film-within-a-film. See more »


References Rope (1948) See more »

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