Crashburn: episode guide


A Red Mexican Warehouse

Episode 1
August 18, 2003

After twelve years together, Rosie and Ben Harfield's relationship is falling apart. They stumble reluctantly into marriage counselling with Marianne, where an innocent question about how they first met reveals how much they didn't tell each other.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, William McInnes as Colin, Alison Whyte as Gillian
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Kate Gorman as Miffy, Aris Gounaris as Celebrant, Tom McCathie as Garry, Glen Shea as Zoo Keeper

The Fish Has Landed

Episode 2
August 25, 2003

Richard offers Ben a place to live and, ironically, relationship advice. Rosie is frantic when Ben goes missing after a bad accident in her car. They remember the relationship's lustful beginnings and the dinner invitation that nearly ended it.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Judi Farr as Marg, Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Veronica Sywak as Emily, Tim Sullivan as Constable Wright, Jason Buckley as Constable Gore, Scott Atchison as Personal Trainer, Simon Roborgh as Barman (2003), Valda Buccella as Glamorous Woman, Duncan Ooms as Car Pusher #1, Jarrah Cocks as Car Pusher #2

The Hit At Eddie Dryden's Funeral

Episode 3
September 01, 2003

Ben and Rosie must deal with the unenviable task of having to tell their nearest and dearest that they have separated. But for the time being, Rosie agrees to play happy families and host a wake for Ben's dead uncle. The event is excruciating and becomes even more surreal thanks to the contributions of Abby, Emily and Candice. While Rosie and Ben pretend to be living under the same roof in the present, they remember the events which lead to them living together in the first place.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Judi Farr as Marg, Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Veronica Sywak as Emily, Ross Thompson as Gilbert, Tim Robertson as John, Rosemarie Harris as Helen, Gillian Hardy as Middle Aged Relative, Dianne Doig? as Joy Willer, Mark Doggett as Ross Butler, Peggy O'Shea as Old Lady

One Hundred Hours of Solitude

Episode 4
September 08, 2003

Ben senses Rosie may be coping better with their separation than he anticipated and, prompted by Richard, hatches a plan to win her back. Rosie is determined to try and enjoy her new single status but she and Abby discover she's a little out of practice on the singles scene. Rosie and Ben remember an ill-fated drive across the Nullabor.

Guest cast: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheous Pledger as Lewis, Maria Theodorakis as Liv, Brendan O'Connor as Garry, Adam Zwar as Tat, Kay Stewart as Mandy, Jonathan Kovac as Young Buck #1, Janine Watson as Jane, Fred Barker as Roy, Jamie McCartney as Large Guy, Simon Roborgh as Barman (2003), Matthew Talent as Barman (1993)

Palm Pilots And Pearls

Episode 5
September 15, 2003

Rosie's apprehension about Lewis visiting Ben at his new flat for the first time seems warranted when another of Richard's business schemes lands Ben—and Lewis—in jail. Rosie's attempt to re-invigorate her career is derailed by a mix up with Candice's car and her own brush with the law. In counseling, Rosie and Ben explore a long standing belief that Rosie sacrificed her career for Ben. Emily is again being pursued—this time not by a young man but by a debt collector.

Special Guest Stars: Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Veronica Sywaic? as Emily, Robert Price as Mr Petrakis, Joe Ferguson as Constable Murray, Steve Cummins as Sergeant Mcdonald, Andrew Peters as Terry Purse, Lisa Trendall as Good Looking Woman, Keiron O'Leary as Policeman #3, Joanne Mullins as Policewoman, Jim Pidgeon as Good Looking Guy, Jaspal Singh as Driver

Erzeren's Groin

Episode 6
September 29, 2003

Rosie remembers when Ben's work, late night movies, and worst of all—football—took precedence over their sex life. She remembers back to "The Age of Flannel Pyjamas", when she and Ben had been married about a year. Ben recalls the season his team made the finals. Candice is shocked to learn the real reason for Richard's lack of sexual interest in her. Liv and Adam are happy despite patches of predictable marital sex. Emily decides to try a new approach to dating.

Special Guest Stars: Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Simon Robough as Barman (2003), Luke Elliot as Ron, Dino Marinka as Terry, Nicki Paul as Divorcée, Sarah Gilsenan as Angry Woman, Wade Peterson as Younger Man, Auden D'Cruz as Adam & Liv's Baby, David Piggott as Barracker #1, Nick Jamieson as Barracker #2, Tim Lane as Football Commentator

One Free Ticket To The Seychelles

Episode 7
October 06, 2003

Ben Harfield is about to discover that there are benefits to being a single dad. For starters, it has turned him into a "chick magnet"! A gorgeous work colleague of Adam's named Gina presents Ben with an extremely tempting offer. But how does Adam feel about the thought of Ben having a fling with the sexy blonde? Abby is horrified at Garry's desire to procreate while Rosie and Ben recall the year Lewis was born. Emily is visited by the guy she left at the altar and Theo enrols in a self help group at the counseling office.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Maria Theodorakis as Liv, Amanda Douge as Gina
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Charles Cousins as Marcus, Nik Salter as Travel Agent, Jack Napier as Baby Lewis, Tyler Borg as Josj, Jorja Borg as Shannon, Stephen Brodie as Geoff, Joe Maclean, John Evans as Group Member, Paul Bonet as Walter, Brad Wade as Zoo Keeper, Darryn Hine as Diner, Louise Gallie as Addict #1, Roy Barker as Addict #2, Jim Razos as Addict #3

The Treeman Show

Episode 8
October 13, 2003

While photographing household items for a catalogue, Rosie meets up with a face from the past—her former lover Colin! It quickly becomes clear that Colin, now single, is keen to reignite their illicit romance. And it looks as though Rosie will be powerless to stop him doing just that. Ben adopts Richard's work ethic and begins to question his own long-held attitude to work. Adam finds himself in deep financial trouble and Emily dates a merchant banker. Abby tries to talk to Garry.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, William McInnes as Colin, Maria Theodorakis as Liv, Nicholas Bell as Clive
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Brendon O'Connor as Garry, Luke Elliott as Ron, Bernard Curry as Glenn, Alec Gilbert as Gus, Simon Roborgh as Barman 2003, Clea Langton as Sophie, Alexander Koutvas as Lewis (6 Yrs)

The Domino Theory Of Rubbish

Episode 9
October 20, 2003

Ben finds unfinished projects and an undiscovered talent in his father's long-abandoned shed. As Rosie tries to imagine a life with Colin, she finds herself distracted by the content of boxes moved from Ben's father's shed. Theo looks to Richard for advice on how to improve his rating with Emily. Abby stays quiet about her situation.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Judi Farr as Marg, William McInnes as Colin, Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Kristen O'Leary as Marianne, Orphius Pledger as Lewis, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Karl, Craig Madden as Rodney, Anthony Wright as Ben's Father, Orien Pledger as Ben at 7 Years Old, Simon Roborgh as Barman, Tyler Borg as Joshua

Truly, Madly, Ordinarily

Episode 10
October 27, 2003

Rosie is taken aback by Colin's birthday present. Then comes the birthday surprise from Ben and Lewis and Ben's questions about Colin. Abby and Emily's father, makes a brief but dramatic visit. Candice drops a bombshell in counselling.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Judi Farr as Marg, Kim Gyngell as Wally, William McInnes as Colin
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orphieus Pledger as Lewis, Marian Theodorakis as Liv, Tim Robertson as John, Matt Cavanagh as Colin, Alexander Kolivas as Lewis age 4 Years, Brad Wade as Zookeeper, Angus McLaren as Ben age 15 Years, Tony Bove as Man, Simon Roborgh as Barman

Voss In Monaco

Episode 11
November 03, 2003

Rosie stumbles on the truth about Abby and Garry and uncovers a secret Marianne has been harboring. Ben goes wild, courting danger and prompting Adam to contemplate his own wild youth. Candice wants to prove she and Richard have more than sex in common. Phillip is out of sorts and Emily is left to hold the fort at the counseling office.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Katy Cole as Judy, Scott Vogel as Jason, Ron Kamien as Tough Guy, Jenny Gould as Patrice, Nicholas Polites as Waiter, Richie Akers as Removalist, Simon Roborgh as Barman, Bassem Abousaid as Medical Centre Patient

The Bicycle Thieves

Episode 12
November 10, 2003

Rosie has accepted she and Ben cannot reconcile and is determined to move on. But inspired by a couple she photographs, she approaches Ben with newfound enthusiasm and very bad timing. As Richard and Candice prepare to renew their vows, a visit from their daughter, Lucinda brings their plans unstuck.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Maria Theodorakis as Liv, Andrea McEwan as Lucinda, Terry Norris as Charlie
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Veronica Sywak as Emily, Simon Roborgh as Barman, Alan King as Steve Wellington, Jean Clayton as Verna, Jessica as Stripper, Liam O'Grady as Patron #2

Seven Letters Or Less

Episode 13 (finale)
November 17, 2003

Rosie has just found her estranged husband in bed with her best friend Abby. Is there any hope for reconciliation between Ben and Rosie now? Rosie and Ben contemplate the mess they are in and remember their mixed feelings in the weeks leading up to their wedding. Candice and Richard recruit Phillip to assist in a novel celebration of their twenty-six year union.

Special Guest Stars: Carmen Duncan as Anna, Kate Atkinson as Deb Wellington , Tony Llewellyn Jones as Jeremy, Pamela Rabe as Andy, Maria Theodorakis as Liv
Guest cast: Wayne Hope as Phillip, Christen O'Leary as Marianne, Orpheus Pledger as Lewis, Veronica Sywak as Emily, Andrea McEwan as Lucinda, Alan King as Steve Wellington, Brendan O'Connor as Gary