The Brokenwood Mysteries: episode guide

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Blood and Water

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Episode 1.01
Sun, September 28, 2014 (8:30, Prime)
191,340 viewers (5th)
Written by Philip Dalkin & Tim Balme
Directed by Mike Smith

When two fishermen find the body of a local farmer in the river, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd is sent to the small rural town of Brokenwood to investigate the death. Is this the suicide of a man guilty of his own wife's murder or is he the victim of foul play? As Mike uncovers a family's tragedies and secrets he also learns that Brokenwood is a place where shadows lurk just beneath the surface.

Cast: Neill Rea as Mike, Fern Sutherland as Kristin, Pana Hema Taylor as Jared, Mark Clare as Gary, Marc Pritchard as Dwayne, Chris Sherwood as Nate, Mike Edward as Phillip, Shoshana McCallum as Sally, Miriama McDowell as Tania, Gillian Baxter as Jacinta, Sophie Henderson as Evelyn, Nic Sampson as Breen, Colin Moy as Hughes, Andi Crown as Meredith, Christina Ionda as Gina

Sour Grapes

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Episode 1.02
Sun, October 05, 2014
131,250 viewers
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Josh Frizzell

With Brokenwood touted for its burgeoning merlot, the annual wine show is a major event. Having bought a 10-acre block with maturing grapes, no one is looking forward to it more than DI Mike Shepherd. But when a guest judge and wine critic is found dead, drowned inside a fermenting vat, the show takes second place to the murder investigation.

Cast: Neill Rea as Mike, Fern Sutherland as Kristin, Pana Hema Taylor as Jared, Nic Sampson as Breen, Peter Elliott as Julian, Colin Moy as Hughes, Christina Ionda as Gina, Alistair Browning as Paul, Jo Davison as Amanda, Geoff Snell as Ned, John Sumner as Chairman, Jeff Szusterman as Rob, Phillip Spencer Harris as Dominic, Fraser Brown as Chris, Chelsea McEwan Millar as Sarah, Fiona Edgar as Megan, Amanda Rees as Erin

Playing the Lie

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Episode 1.03
Sun, October 12, 2014
164,590 viewers (5th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

A group of erstwhile members of the Brokenwood Golf Club, committee members no less, have gathered for their regular Wednesday morning round. They are playing their approaches to the first green when one of them spots the body of Alison Stone, the Club owner — her face red and blistered, in a greenside bunker. By the time the guys get to her, Ms Stone is very much dead. And so Mike and Kristin are called to investigate what appears to be homicide by poisoning.

Cast: Neill Rea as Mike Shepherd, Fern Sutherland as Kristin Sims, Pana Hema Taylor as Jared Morehu, Nic Sampson as Constable Breen, Christina Ionda as Gina, Roz Turnbull as Alison Stone, Calvin Tuteao as Walter Elliott, Phil Peleton as Neil Bloom, Ian Hughes as Roger Harrington, Peter Tait as Doug Randall, Donogh Rees as Janet Grimm, Elliot Wrightson as Hamish Grimm, Nick Hoskins-Smith as Kyle Harrington, Greta Gregory as Nicky, Jodie Hillock as Renee

Hunting the Stag

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Episode 1.04
Sun, October 19, 2014
141,980 viewers
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Mike Smith

Three close friends go hunting in the bush on a stag trip. But the groom-to-be never comes back — he was shot through the head. Initially this would seem to be just another tragic hunting accident amidst picturesque New Zealand bush. The only problem is neither of the remaining two friends own up to pulling the trigger that fired the lethal bullet — yet all three men had discharged their rifles — with no deer to prove it. The question is — who shot Hayden Renner? Was he mistaken for a real stag or was there something more sinister at play

Cast: Neill Rea as Mike Shepherd, Fern Sutherland as Kristin Sims, Pana Hema Taylor as Jared Morehu, Miriama McDowell as Tania Stokes, Nic Sampson as Constable Breen, Colin Moy as Hughes, Andi Crown as Meredith Wilmott, Christina Ionda as Gina, Karl Willetts as Frankie 'Frodo' Oades, Ben Wright as Stent Baker, Francis Mountjoy as Hayden Reid, Jessica Joy Wood as Kelly, Jared Turner as Rory Parkes, Michaela Rooney as Pam, Rachel King as Marcie, Brett O'Gorman as Tony