Halifax f.p: episode guide

Producers: Roger Le Mesurier and Roger Simpson
Network Executive Producer: Kris Noble

Acts of Betrayal (#1)

Written by Roger Simpson
Directed by Paul Moloney
Australia: November 09, 1994
Ratings: 1.516 million viewers
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Andrew McFarlane as Owen Toser
  • Sophie Lee as Corri Neal
  • Marcus Graham as Vinnie Geralitis
  • Wade Beed as Dale Ferrier
  • John Gregg as Connolly O'Gorman
  • Joan Murray as Linden Howell
  • Natalie Bate as Sophie Hennington
  • Rod Mullinar as Melvin Lazar
  • Sue Ingleton as Marie Shernberg
  • Cristin Daniel as Tony Doyle
  • Merridy Eastman as Nikki Toser
  • Stephen Millichamp as Junk Food Man
  • Phil Sumner as Joseph Stryker
  • Richard Moss as Stephen Howell
  • Dale Stevens as Television Interviewer
  • John Gaden as Toser's Solicitor
  • Andrew Gilmour as Judge
  • Hugh Elphinstone as Tipstaff
  • Shane Lee as Judge's Associate
  • Cole Horsfall as Defence Solicitor
  • Marl Guerin as Jury Foreman
  • Jared Daperis as Jason Toser
  • Tess McCormack as Sarah Toser
  • Tania Bosak as Marcia Denny
  • Susanne Chapman as Jane's Receptionist
  • Michelle Twigden as Toser's Receptionist
  • Donna McRae as Morgue Attendant
  • Bronwyn Bain as Prison Wardress
  • Gillian Savage as Prison Guard
  • Marcus Chisholm as Policeman
  • Stephen Oyston as Bevan
  • Monty Maizels as Old Man
  • Bill Raymond as Caretaker
  • Carole Browne as Charge Nurse
  • Chris Goodall as Male Nurse
  • James Armstrong as Club Announcer
  • Antony Neale as Club Doorman

While busy providing expert testimony at a trial for a woman accused of killing her husband, a pre-eminent politician, Jane Halifax is sought out by an old friend, psychiatrist Owen Toser, who is looking for help after he is suspected of killing a patient, Corri Neale, with whom he was romantically involved.

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Words Without Music (#2)

Written by Peter Kinloch
Directed by Mike Smith
Australia: March 22, 1995
Ratings: 1.611 million viewers
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Nicholas Eadie as Ian Moffatt
  • John Walton as Kaz
  • Adrian Wright as David Onslow
  • Tony Rickards as George Rayner
  • Alex Scott as Charles Symons
  • Aaron Blabey as Tony Lobianco
  • Jeremy Angerson as Paul Beaumont
  • Troy Beckwith as Adam Pringle
  • Bernard Curry as Adam Lawler
  • Leverne McDonnell as Gillian Moffatt
  • Sue Jones as Nicki Onslow
  • Maya Stange as Lisa Onslow
  • Matthew Quartermaine as Harvey
  • Vince D'Amico as Nick Lobianco
  • Jemana Pledger as Gina Lubianco
  • Christopher Schlusser as Denny
  • Marian Sinclair as Secretary
  • Peter Williams as Milkie
  • Kaz Hall as Thommo
  • Craig Sherbourne as Custodial Officer
  • Mark Hyde as Duty Officer
  • Michael Heenan as Prisoner
  • Bernadette Doyle as Board Member 1
  • Frances Hutson as Board Member 2
  • Shane Davidson as Board Member 3
  • Roger Neave as Board Chairperson
  • Kristian Pithie as Uniformed Cop
  • Stan Moore as Minister
  • Bruce Hutchison as Patron 1
  • Glen O'Hara as Patron 2

A school teacher dies mysteriously and a student is brutally murdered at a prestigious private boys' boarding school. In the area to assess a convicted child-killer who is applying for early release, Jane Halifax is asked to provide grief counselling to the school's traumatised staff and students. In the course of her work however, she discovers a school steeped in history now harbouring a dark secret as a psychopath walks its once hallowed halls.

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The Feeding (#3)

Written by Mac Gudgeon
Directed by Steve Jodrell
Australia: April 26, 1995
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Steve Bisley as Jonah Cole
  • Deborra-Lee Furness as Brigit Grant
  • Frances O'Connor as Frances
  • Dino Marnika as Joe
  • Nick Carrafa as Alan Howard
  • Leo Taylor as Frank Christofides
  • Peter Adams as Peter O'Hare
  • Nicki Paull as Tracey Cunningham
  • Robyn Nevin as Angela
  • Michael Veitch as Doctor Baker
  • Tess Mitchell as Daisy
  • Paul Tolton as Premier's Secretary
  • Graham Dow as Fred
  • Catherine Milte as Jogger
  • Angela Twigg as Shop Owner
  • Lise Rogers as Female Customer
  • Colin Duckworth as Club Secretary
  • Stuart Atkin as Tom
  • Shanti Gudgeon as Miffany
  • Roger Selleck as Customer
  • David Strudwick as Constable
  • Simon McGuinness as Police Photographer
  • Fred Lee as Store Manager
  • Karyn Dale as Frantic Mother
  • Harrison Wood as Toddler
  • Matthew Green as TV Cameraman
  • Bill Raymond as Caretaker
  • Jo Hall as Anchorwoman
  • Patricia Beggs as Shop Assistant
  • Scott Snibson as Detective
  • Jules Hutchinson as Detective
  • Miranda Cartledge as Deputation Leader
  • Fabriola Pantea as Computer Operator

When a serial killer plucks victim number seven off the street, the police call on Jane Halifax to profile the type of madman capable of such violence. The city is living in fear, women are afraid to walk the streets in broad daylight and political pressure is being put on the police to get the killer before he strikes again.

Dubbed the 'make-up murderer' because of his bizarre calling card, each of his victims is given a new haircut and complete make over after being brutally raped and murdered. The killer is clever, leaving no clue. The only link the police have with the psychopathic killer is the uncommon brand of theatrical make-up used on his victims. This leads them to a woman—but surely she's not capable of these horrendous crimes?

Help: can you identify the artist who performs the version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" (mp3) that is used at the end of the episode?

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My Lovely Girl (#4)

Written by David Boutland
Directed by Brendan Maher
Australia: April 26, 1995
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Peter Donaldson
  • Amanda Douge as Lauren Hayward
  • Robert Hughes as Craig West
  • Steve Jodrell as Jack Hayward
  • Emma Strand as Anne
  • Paul Sonkkila as Bartlett
  • Richard Sutherland as Alan Stockwell
  • Alyce Platt as Judy Peacock
  • John Benton as Derek Daleford
  • Veronica Lang as Cheryl Daleford
  • Radha Mitchell as Sarah
  • Jessica Petro as Sarah - 11 years old
  • Livinia Nixon as Melissa
  • Mark Hennessy as Kovacs
  • Tracey Mall as Linda Hall
  • Cheryl Ballantine as Examiner
  • Susanne Chapman as Georgia
  • Jonathan Isgar as Detective Sergeant
  • Andrew Hicks as Detective
  • Ian Fenwick as Detective
  • Ian Shrives as Security Guard
  • Bill Coleman as Garage Owner
  • Patrick Sheridan as Mechanic
  • John Arnold as Dave
  • Torquil Neilson as Counterhand
  • Penelope Hanby as Production Girl
  • John Atkinson as Reporter
  • Sebastian Gunner as Cameraman
  • Steven Adasko as News Sound Recordist
  • Chelsea Gusthart as Nurse
  • Susan Bailey as Nurse
  • Maya Fozzard as Young Woman
  • Malcolm Yuen as String Quartet
  • Sonya Rogers as String Quartet
  • Carl Williams as String Quartet
  • Justin Rumm as String Quartet

Jane Halifax makes a professional blunder when she publically criticises a fellow psychiatrist's role in the release of a mental patient who goes on to brutally murder a young nurse. As a result of her comments, the media launches an aggressive campaign highlighting other murderers recently released from mental institutions. This causes a young man previously treated by Dr. Halifax to become the target of the media's scrutiny and forces Jane to wonder if this once-dangerous former patient may be on the verge of a possible relapse that may revive his criminal mind.

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Hard Corps (#5)

Written by Roger Simpson
Directed by Michael Carson
Australia: June 14, 1995
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Colin Friels as Kevin Tait
  • Steven Vidler as Steve Kingsley
  • Belinda McClory as Paula Kingsley
  • Tim Robertson as Joe Mandle
  • Genevieve Picot as Denise Rattigan
  • Peter Hardy as Tony Roman
  • John Alansu as Mr. Xu
  • Jennifer Chang as Qui Yen
  • Jeff Kovski as Harry Angel
  • Rainey Carah as Sandra Angel
  • Will Deumer as Soapy Lee
  • Peter Schofield as Victor Conroy
  • Susanne Chapman as Georgia
  • Jack Davis as Josh Kingsley
  • Phoebe Phillips-Vidler as Honey Kingsley
  • Peter Mendoza as Doug Irwin
  • Barry Main as Senior Sergeant
  • Matthew Barker as Policeman
  • Jason Clarke as Detective
  • Steve Payne as Detective
  • Andrew Gary as Detective
  • Sean Ladhams as Detective
  • Tom Coltraine as Local Policeman
  • Zlatko Kasumovic as Barman
  • Jodie Bourke as Tabletop Dancer
  • Adele Sadaka as Tabletop Dancer
  • Cinnamon Jowett as Tabletop Dancer
  • Yasmin Cotton as Tabletop Dancer
  • Jacki Lee as Asian Dancer
  • Ping Sun as Asian Dancer
  • Michael Hargreaves as Mr. Xu's Bodyguard
  • Yang Li as Chinese Doorman
  • Eddie Sim as Club Patron
  • Michael Gibbins as Morman
  • Peta MacDougall as Receptionist
  • James Ryan as I.I.D. Receptionist

Jane Halifax encounters a closed society when she is brought in to offer trauma councelling to two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a police informant. The pressure increases when one of the officer's family begins to receive threats regarding evidence he is to give in court.

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Lies of the Mind (#6)

Written by Jan Sardi
Directed by Michael Offer
Australia: July 19, 1995
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Sharon Sinclair
  • Marshall Napier as Dale Counahan
  • Richard Roxburgh as Sgt. Paul Santos
  • John Stanton as Malcolm Priest
  • Angela Punch McGregor as Anthea
  • Ian Scott as Const. Mick Collins
  • Louise Siversen as Beth Hartley
  • Denis Moore as Silverstein QC
  • Susanne Chapman as Georgia
  • Nique Needles as Felicity
  • Gereth Wilding-Forbes as Sir Edward Sinclair
  • Suzy Cato as Yvonne Sinclair
  • Donna McRae as Lady Sinclair
  • Mikaela Oldham as Sharon 5 years old
  • Margaret Cameron as Justice Britten
  • Ian De Lacy as Tip Staff
  • Sally Williams as Reporter
  • Pixie Jones as Duty Desk Nurse
  • Bradley Croft as Security Psych Staff
  • Rick Fletcher as Legal Aid
  • Stephanie Connell as Policewoman
  • Ian Pearce as Senior Detective
  • Martin Trainor as Senior Detective
  • Tom Wright as Student
  • Nathan King as Pathologist

A beautiful heiress destined to inherit $80 million dollars is charged with the brutal murders of her father and stepmother. When it is discovered that she may have multiple personalities, any of whom could be responsible for the killings, Dr. Jane Halifax is called upon to determine if she is indeed mentally ill and to assess her mental competence in order to evaluate whether she is fit to stand trial.

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