Harrow: episode guide

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Actus Reus

Episode 1.01
Australia: Fri, March 09, 2018 (8:30, ABC)
665,000 viewers (5th)
USA: Friday, September 7, 2018 (Hulu)
Story by Stephen M. Irwin, Leigh McGrath
Written by Stephen M. Irwin
Directed by Kate Dennis

Dr. Daniel Harrow is a brilliant, maverick Forensic Pathologist at the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine (QIFM). But he's quitting — the job is getting too much for him and he desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged daughter Fern. He makes Fern a bold promise to leave with her on his yacht Bettie and sail all the way to Bora Bora.

However before they weigh anchor, Harrow must deal with one more case. Bruce Reimers is a grieving father whose daughter Olivia's death was ruled a suicide by Harrow's colleague, the thorough but unfeeling Fairley. Despite Olivia's history of mental illness and evidence that Olivia overdosed on medication, Bruce is convinced the overdose was forced.

Harrow sets about re-examining Olivia's corpse and gathering information. While quizzing Detective Sergeant Bryan Nichols, who led the initial investigation, he meets new Scenes of Crime Officer Soroya Dass, a witty, beautiful woman with whom he feels an immediate spark.

Harrow continues his off-book investigation and with Simon's help, he examines Olivia's body one last time where they find new evidence.

But just when Harrow thinks all is well and he can sail to Bora Bora with Fern, a new case lands on his desk. Bones have been discovered in a cocoon of concrete pulled from the Brisbane river. Who do the bones belong to? And who put them there?


  • Ioan Gruffudd as Dr Daniel Harrow
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Sgt Soroya Dass
  • Remy Hii as Simon Van Reyk
  • Anna Lise Phillips as Stephanie Tolson
  • Darren Gilshenan as Dr. Lyle Fairley
  • Damien Garvey as Bryan Nichols
  • Ella Newton as Fern Harrow
  • Robyn Malcolm as Maxine Pavich
  • Gary Sweet as Bruce Reimers
  • Arnijka Larcombe-Weate as Olivia Reimers
  • Luke Pegler as Kurt Calanna
  • Ashlee Lollback as Cerise Warren
  • Mercia Deane-Johns as Sofia Calanna
  • Tracie Filmer as Security Guard [Yvonne]
  • Steve Lunavich as Dieter Schuh
  • Elouise Rushmore as Young Fern Harrow
  • Robert Newman as Mr Kingsbury
  • Danxia Yang as Registrar
  • Neil Stoddart as Police Diver
  • Carla McGuane as Police Diver