Crownies: episode guide

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Episodes 1 & 2

Thursday, July 14, 2011 (ABC1)
Ratings: 0.706 million viewers (12th)
Written by Greg Haddrick / Kylie Needham
Directed by Cherie Nowlan

Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life — in a fast-paced workplace that highlights the moral dilemmas and big issues facing an apparently civilised society.

In a world that exists solely to see 'wrong-doers' brought to justice, and where the average age of the solicitors is 27, there is a big divide between these young solicitors and the barristers at the top. Yet they are the initial point of contact with the police, and it is they who do most of the liaising with the victims and the witnesses — and recommend what goes to court.

They are committed, idealistic and hard-working, but their lives away from the office are filled with aspirations, explorations, fragile relationships and partying.

In the feature length first episode, A top secret file is leaked after a wild Christmas party and all the young solicitors are under suspicion. Erin struggles to stay dispassionate when a disabled teenage girl is allegedly pimped for sex by her father.

Cast:

  • Todd Lasance as Ben McMahon
  • Hamish Michael as Richard Stirling
  • Ella Scott Lynch as Erin O'Shaughnessy
  • Andrea Demetriades as Lina Badir
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Janet King
  • Indiana Evans as Tatum Novak
  • Peter Kowitz as Tony Gillies
  • Jeanette Cronin as Tracey Samuels
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as David Sinclair
  • Jerome Ehlers as Rhys Kowalski
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  • Christopher Morris as Andy Campbell
  • Chantelle Jamieson as Julie Rousseau
  • Daniel Lissing as Conrad De Groot
  • Martin Crewes as Jimmy Butcher
  • Ritchie Singer as Justice Rossenberg
  • Petra Yared as Paula Corvini
  • Martin Vaughan as Alfred McMahon
  • Shane C Rodrigo as Detective Moretti
  • Renee Lim as Detective Liu
  • Anna Lise Phillips as Sonya
  • Maureen Green as Sue Grady
  • Alan Lock as Mark Grady
  • Heather Mitchell as Judge Walker
  • Jane Fulleron-Smith as Michelle Brennan
  • Caitlin Diaz as Kayla Brennan
  • Craig Ball as Joel Brennan
  • Georgia Cranko as Sophie
  • Helen Chebatte as Nour Saleem
  • Tara Newton-Wordsworth as Carer
  • Adam Cleland as Cooper
  • Nick Zemaitis as Rookie Police Officer
  • Paul Moxey as Harry
  • Keith Agius as Phil
  • Paul Winchester as Tom
  • Geoff Chester as Foreman
  • Les Davies as Howard Bellis
  • Tasoula Kallenou as Legal Aid Solicitor
  • Kase Nayel as Police Officer #1
  • Elizabeth Cartmer as Police Officer #2
  • Rod Harys as Accused Dealer
  • Phillip Barnes as Bellis Barrister
  • Daniel Pooley as Billy Evans
  • Michael Perry as Elderly Man
  • Te Aorere Baker as Pizza Boy
  • Joyce Edmonds as Witness Assistance Officer
  • Imogen Ball as Harriett