Fergus McPhail: episode guide

Double Trouble

Episode 01
Australia: January 02, 2004 (Ten)

Fergus McPhail and his family arrive in town. Fergus saves Lambert from some bullies and they become inseparable friends. He meets the girl of his dreams Sophie Bartoli.

The Best Man for The Job

Episode 02
Australia: January 09, 2004

Fergus arranges for Lambert to stand for school elections with disastrous results. Unwanted relatives make an unwelcome visit.

Great Expectations

Episode 03
Australia: January 16, 2004

Everybody knows that Fergus’ Mum is expecting a baby except Fergus. He is too busy embarrassing himself on the soccer field trying to impress Sophie.


Episode 04
Australia: January 23, 2004

Lambert joins the buddy system so he can be near Angela. That leaves the way clear for Fergus to play soccer with Sophie. But Richmond and Declan have other ideas.

The Joker

Episode 05
Australia: January 30, 2004

Fergus and Lambert get caught in the girls shower block trying to retrieve a soccer ball. Richmond and Declan sabotage Sophie’s locker and Fergus gets the blame for that too.

Row your own Rissoles

Episode 06
Australia: February 06, 2004

Fergus and Lambert stumble upon holiday work with the cranky Captain McCorkindale’s hire boat business. They try to impress the girls with their new boating prowess, but it nearly ends in disaster!


Episode 07
Australia: February 13, 2004

Fergus bites off more than he can chew when he appears in a chocolate bar commercial and meets the alluring Tracey Dee.

In a Jam

Episode 08
Australia: February 20, 2004

Fergus allows himself to be used as a pawn in Tracey Dee’s protest against the marmalade factory. Senga leaves home and into Tracey Dee’s squat.

The Play’s The Thing

Episode 09
Australia: February 27, 2004

Fergus and Lambert write a play together but fall out when they both want different leading ladies. But it’s Richmond who scores the leading male role to Sophie’s heroine.

Mother of Invention

Episode 10
Australia: March 05, 2004

Fergus inadvertently gives Angela joke inventions for her public speaking contest. Senga returns home with Leon because the Squat has been demolished. Richmond tries to sink Jen’s pram, but Fergus saves the day.

Just Desserts

Episode 11
Australia: March 12, 2004

Fergus jumps to the wrong conclusion when he sees Sophie’s stepfather, Ben, with another woman. He is faced with a dilemma, to tell or not to tell Sophie.

Budget Teen

Episode 12
Australia: March 19, 2004

The kids are unhappy with their purchases at Budget Teen. Some astute bag swapping leads to unforeseen consequences. Senga becomes apprentice to Dad, which tries his tolerance to the limit.

Trial Run

Episode 13
Australia: March 26, 2004

Dad decides the whole family must have a dummy run to be prepared for when the baby comes. Mum decides they can do it without her. While the family is out preparing for the imminent birth, Fergus finds himself holding the baby.

Incandescent Proposal

Episode 14
Australia: April 02, 2004

Fergus returns to school a hero after delivering his Mum’s baby. A misjudgement sees him offering a date with Sophie in return for the coveted drum kit.

The Grass is Greener

Episode 15
Australia: April 09, 2004

Fergus swaps houses with Rodney but finds the grass is not any greener over the back fence. Senga has an all too brief stint in the complaints department. Dad gets a desk job.


Episode 16
Australia: April 16, 2004

Fergus is thrilled when Dad brings home a large dog which turns into a bargaining chip. But Sophie always one step ahead makes a counter offer and throws a spanner in the works.

The Act

Episode 17
Australia: April 23, 2004

Fergus and Lambert pretend to be French to impress a couple of girls to make Sophie and Angela jealous.

A Different Complexion

Episode 18
Australia: April 30, 2004

Fergus is enthusiastic when he thinks the art class is getting a nude model. His enthusiasm wanes when he realises that the model might be his sister.


Episode 19
Australia: May 07, 2004

Fergus accepts Jen’s challenge to see who is the better musician. Senga has returned to school but runs foul of a girl who plays a mean trick of her.

Razzle Dazzle

Episode 20
Australia: May 14, 2004

Fergus takes part in Razzle Dazzle a Tournament of Mind and Muscle. But he learns the hard way about being a team player.

Manners Optional

Episode 21
Australia: May 21, 2004

Fergus is accused of being bad mannered until Sophie and Angela step in to right the wrongs. Jen cons Mitch to go on a date and Dad ends up on tee vee.

Every Stick has Two Wrong Ends

Episode 22
Australia: May 28, 2004

Dad reveals embarrassing stories from Fergus’ childhood which results in people assuming that Fergus is adopted.

Change partners

Episode 23
Australia: June 04, 2004

Fame goes to Angela’s head and when she starts hanging around the McPhails to see Dad, Fergus gets the wrong idea and thinks she is interested in him.He responds in kind leaving Sophie and Lambert to pick up the pieces.

A Brush with Reality

Episode 24
Australia: June 11, 2004

Fergus, Lambert and Jennifer’s band is sabotaged at the audition for the School Dance. A reality television crew inveigle their way into the McPhails life with disastrous results.

Wrong Track

Episode 25
Australia: June 18, 2004

On a bush excursion Fergus gets closer to Sophie, while Lambert shows his true colours in helping Angela at her time of need. At home Dad announces he is taking the family interstate where new prospects beckon.

Last Dance with Sophie

Episode 26 (finale)
Australia: June 25, 2004

At the School Dance Fergus glumly prepares to say goodbye to Sophie. But things don’t quite turn out that way. The band is triumphant and saves the day. Dad makes an important announcement.