Redfern Now: episode guide

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Episode 1.01
Thursday, November 01, 2012 (8:30, ABC1)
Ratings: 0.721 million viewers (12th)
Written by Danielle MacLean
Directed by Catriona McKenzie

Grace and Wesley haven't had a decent holiday in years. Now they're off on the holiday of a lifetime with their two children, and the taxi is waiting.

Just as Grace is about to shut the door, her nephew Tyler calls to say that Grace's sister Lily, is off her medication and raving, and he and his sister Maddi need help. Grace not only has to have her sister committed, and find a temporary home for the children, but has to get it all done in time for the family to make their flight.

However one relative after another declines to take both children, and Grace arrives home with Tyler to a very icy reception. She will need to consider fostering Tyler and Maddi longer term, which doesn't go down well with the family.

But then Tyler disappears and seems to have taken Maddi with him. Grace eventually finds them at the hospital — astonished to discover they walked ten kilometres to see their mum — something her own spoilt kids would never do. How will she look after these special kids?


  • Leah Purcell as Grace
  • Alec Doomadgee as Wesley
  • Shareena Clanton as Lily
  • James Stanley as Tyler
  • Val Weldon as Maddi
  • Kobi Hookey as Malakai
  • Tanika Lonesborogh-Brown as Jasmine
  • Elaine Crombie as Evelyn
  • Victoria Kennedy as Card Player #1
  • Marlene Cummins as Card Player #2
  • Jada Alberts as Marcia
  • Daniel Krige as Jermome
  • Peter Cook as Jake
  • Leon Dobrinski as Taxi Driver #1
  • Serhat Caradee as Taxi Driver #2
  • John Blair as Jon
  • Callum McKenzie as Samuel
  • Reginald Laming as Neighbour
  • Leon Stripp as Police Driver
  • Michelle Ardilley as Grace Stunt Double