Five Bedrooms: episode guide


Five Owners

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Episode 1
Wed, May 15, 2019
507,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Peter Templeman

It's the story of five unlikely allies in life, teaming up and buying a house. It's a grand social experiment with one glaring problem: they'll have to actually live with each other.

Starring: Kat Stewart as Liz, Stephen Peacocke as Ben, Doris Younane as Heather, Katie Robertson as Ainsley, Roy Joseph as Harry

With: Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle, Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best, Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle, Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle, Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe, Johnny Carr as Kevin ‘Simmo’ Fitzsimons, Stephen Ballantyne as Cameron, Kate Jenkinson as Melanie Best, Barnie Duncan as Auctioneer, Francesca Waters as Power Nan, Vindhya Bandari as Bride, Jarod Bishop as Groom, Milena Adams as Vivacious Blonde, Lee Merzel as Mrs Duncan

Music: “Eureka” performed by The Babe Rainbow, “Oh No Not You Again” composed by Guy McDonough, “Car Ride” performed by Alexander Biggs

Twenty Guests

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Episode 2
Wed, May 22, 2019
428,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Peter Templeman

As Ben, Ainsley, Harry and Liz kick off their housewarming celebrations, Heather doses herself up on a concoction to combat her urge to return home. Will she last the night or farewell this new life?

With: Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best; Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle, Kijmud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle, Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle, Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe, Johnny Carr as Kevin 'Simmo' Fitzsimons, Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli, Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther, Dennis Coard as Marty Churle, Keith Brockett as Dan Chen, Diana Nguyen as Kerri Chen, Stephen Ballantyne as Cameron, Robyn Arthur as Cynthia, Jackson Tozer as The Fridge, David Tonumaiva as Mick, Karl Fernando as Banger, Connor Carthy as Buckets, Luke Marotta as Nollsie, Jane Downer as Nurse, Yvonne Fix as Mrs Barrington, David Taylor as Colin Stunt Double, Lincoln Barros as Ben's Mate

Music: “She Cries Your Name” performed by Beth Orton, “Chandelier” performed by Sia, “Pain and Misery” performed by The Teskey Brothers

Three Millimeters

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Episode 3
Wed, May 29, 2019
483,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Corrie Chen

Living arrangement boundaries have been pushed just a little too far. Nudie strolls, hygiene complaints and a general lack of self-awareness see everyone, bar Ainslie, ready to kick Ben out.

With: Johnny Carr as Kevin 'Simmo' Fitzsimons, Samantha Cain [Samantha Tolj] as Rebecca Bourke, Ingrid Torelli as Mia Chigwell-Bourke, Jackson Tozer as The Fridge, David Tonumaiva as Mick, Luke Marotta as Nollsie, Connor Carthy as Buckets, Robyn Arthur as Cynthia, Hannah Brooke as Violin Teacher, Pauline Grace as Anaesthetist

Music: “Where’s My Love” performed by SYML

Zero Dollars

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Episode 4
Wed, June 05, 2019
347,000 viewers (20th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Corrie Chen

While Liz disappears to drown her sorrows, Harry develops a crush on his policeman neighbour Pete, and Ben and Heather explore their unexpected chemistry.

With: Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle, Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli, Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe, Dennis Coard as Marty Churle, Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther, Keith Brockett as Dan Chen, Diana Nguyen as Kerri Chen, James Saunders as Trevor Hobbs, Chris Chalmers as Very Drunk Man, Lachlan Stephens as Young Cop, Neil Melville as Roger Evelyn, Helen Evans as Happy Mum, Nicholas Foley as Happy Dad, Ruby Reinheimer as Happy Child, Andrea McCannon as Police Officer

Music: “Grow” performed by Laoud

Five Lies

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Episode 5
Wed, June 12, 2019
499,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Mithila Gupta
Directed by Fiona Banks

Liz begins to catch on to Heather and Ben's suspicious behavior and an unforeseen medical emergency rocks the worlds of our housemates. Harry embarks on another date with Policeman Pete.

With: Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best; Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli, Kate Jenkinson as Melanie Best, Robyn Arthur as Cynthia, Chanika Desilva as Prisha, Loraine Fabb as Di, Lulu McClatchy as Maggie, Ben Anderson as Dale, Jane Montgomery Griffiths as Sian, Cecilia Low as Doctor Leung

Music: “Big Boned Gal” performed by KD Lang, “My Heart Is Home” performed by Upstate, “Drunken Monster” performed by Bree Trant, “I Know You Love to Fall” performed by Message To Bears

Fifty Years

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Episode 6
Wed, June 19, 2019
437,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Fiona Banks

Heather is turning fifty and to kick off the birthday festivities, Heather learns that her receptionist is dating her husband, Colin. Meanwhile, Liz drags Heather home against her will for Ainslie's birthday shin-dig.

With: Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best; Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle, Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli, Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle, Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle, Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther, Dennis Coard as Marty Churle, Celia Ireland as Rhonda, Christopher Farell as Rehab Nurse, Maureen Edwards as Joyce

Music: “House Of The Rising Sun” written by Woodie Guthrie, “Bidding” performed by Kristin Diable, “Still” performed by David Vázquez & Yellow Belly, “I Started A Joke” written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb; “Take It Easy” performed by Sugar Simone, “Crying Shame” performed by The Teskey Brothers, “Home From Home” written by Andrew Panes

Four Meats

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Episode 7
Wed, June 26, 2019
519,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Peter Templeman

Following Heather's surprise party, the housemates try to put their differences aside for Mia's visit. What they didn't expect was the household to erupt with the most violent bout of food poisoning.

With: Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best; Samantha Cain [Samantha Tolj] as Rebecca Bourke, Ingrid Torelli as Mia Chigwell-Bourke, Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe, Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Jenny Seedsman as Angela

One Bid

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Episode 8
Wed, July 03, 2019
476,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Christine Bartlett, Michael Lucas
Directed by Peter Templeman

Ainsley, Heather, Ben, Liz and Harry have decided to sell. The drunken joke turned reality is officially coming to an end. As the auction nears it’s crescendo, where will the housemates be left standing.

With: Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best; Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle, Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi, Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli, Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle, Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle, Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther, Dennis Coard as Marty Churle, Celia Ireland as Rhonda, Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe, Johnny Carr as Kevin ‘Simmo’ Fitzsimons, Jack Stratton-Smith as Jack, Jacquie Brennan as Denise Schaap, Francesca Waters as Power Nan, et al.