Round The Twist: episode guide

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Skeleton on the Dunny

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Episode 1.01
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

The Twist family (dad Tony, twins Linda and Pete and youngest Bronson) arrive from the city at their new home, an old lighthouse, to find that the toilet is haunted. After each of the kids encounters the ghost, they decide to catch it and make the toilet safe again — and return a valuable painting to its rightful owner.

Starring: Tamsin West as Linda, Sam Vandenberg as Pete, Rodney McLennan as Bronson, Richard Moir as Dad

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger Gleeson, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Howard Stanley as Young Ned, Gary Adams as Sewerage Man

Note: Be sure to watch each episode's end credits for outtakes and unused scenes

Birdsdo

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Episode 1.02
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

The villainous Mr Gribble is trying to have Nell, who says she has seen a dragon, committed as insane so that he and a group of Arab investors can buy her cottage. The kids set out to prove her sanity and save her house by finding the dragon and retrieving Nell's missing rubies.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Steve Jodrell as Doctor, Peter Farago as Arab Leader

Note: Steve Jodrell, one of the series' directors, appears as the Doctor. Esben Storm, the another director, appears as Mr Snapper in numerous subsequent episodes. Writer Paul Jenning appears in episode 1.12

A Good Tip for Ghosts

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Episode 1.03
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

Gribble Jr and his gang give new boy Pete a nerve test on his first day at the new school. He has to collect a rotting skull from the middle of the pond in the haunted tip at midnight. Pete not only passes the test, but also comes back with a surprise present for Gribble.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger Gleeson, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Vic Gordon as Old Man Chompers, Steve Payne as Tip Gatekeeper

The Cabbage Patch Fib

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Episode 1.04
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

Eight-year-old Bronson wants to know where babies come from. Dad directs him to the cabbage patch where he finds a real live green baby. When the baby thinks Bronson is his father, Bronson takes on the role of parent but when parenthood becomes too demanding, he tries to put the baby back where he found it.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger Gleeson, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Gemaine Camilleri as Cabbage Baby 1, Dion Waters as Cabbage Baby 2, Robyn Wyman as Cabbage Mum, Susan Gorence as Reporter

Spaghetti Pig Out

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Episode 1.05
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Steve Jodrell

A bolt of lightning hits the video remote control at the lighthouse and suddenly it works on people. The PAUSE button freezes everyone and the FAST FORWARD gives real meaning to an instant meal. But it's the REWIND that causes the most trouble, especially when Rabbit pigs out in the school's 3rd annual spaghetti-eating competition.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger Gleeson, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Lauren Taylor as Jill, Racquel Davies as Tania, Kim Berry as Bessie, Rainey Carah as Librarian, John Dibbs as Gardener, Simone Jensen-Schmidt as Plate Server no.1, Belinda Corless as Plate Server no.2

The Gum Leaf War

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Episode 1.06
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Steve Jodrell

After an accident, Linda has a dream while in the operating theatre in which she has a misshapen nose. Linda takes her big nose to Aunt Tuneless's shack in the mountains. There she finds herself in the middle of a war between Aunt Tuneless and her neighbour Foxy. The odd couple can inflict their own ailments each other by playing the gum leaves from a twisted tree. Linda's problem is solved with a different kind of twist.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell/Aunt Tuneless, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble/Foxy, Lachlan Jeffrey as Foxy Junior, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Justin Connor as Hugh Townsend, Robert Wallace as Surgeon/Park Ranger

Santa Claws

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Episode 1.07
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Mark Lewis

Pete is a great dreamer. But dreams can mean trouble, especially when Pete meets Santa Claws number 115,302 crashed on the roof of the school. The good part about finding Santa is that he offers two wishes to each member of Pete's family… the bad part is it's something they all end up wishing hadn't happened.

With: Paul Chubb as Santa Claws, Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger Gleeson, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Zan as Herself, Peter Culpan as Photographer

Wunderpants

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Episode 1.08
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Steve Jodrell

When Pete dries his underpants in the microwave oven, special powers are conveyed to him, and his temptation to get even with Gribble Jr is just too much. But the underpants don't like the water and shrink. Left nude on the beach, Peter finds it difficult to get back to the frog race where his frog, Loopy Leaper is due to star

With: Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Cameron Nugent as Tiger, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Takahito Masuda and Akira Taguchi as Japanese Developers, Justin Connor as Hugh Townsend, Lauren Taylor as Jill, Eamonn Kelly as Foxy, Warren Parrot and Adam Hobson as Sports Boys; uncredited as Bus driver

Lucky Lips

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Episode 1.09
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Steve Jodrell

Pete has been trying to kiss Fiona ever since he first met her. Gribble Jr. is also keen to kiss her, so when Peter gets a magic lipstick from Madame Fortune, Gribble Jr wants it. The lipstick will make any female kiss the wearer. Pete and Gribble Jr wear the lipstick and suffer the consequences.

With: Sheila Florance as Madame Fortune, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, David Cameron as Fiona's Father, Abbe Holmes as Fiona's Mother, Justin Connor as Hugh Townsend, Lauren Taylor as Jill, Deanne Jeffs as Dark Haired Girl, Liz Rule as Kissing Booth Girl, William Paull as Pig Pen Attendant

Know All

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Episode 1.10
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

The Twists find a trunk full of old circus costumes washed up on the shore and decide to dress up the scarecrow in the clown's costume. But the scarecrow comes to life and chases Linda, dressed as the lady clown, in search of his lost love. Fortunately Dad, dressed as a fortune teller, sees all and knows all.

With: Stephen Burton as Scarecrow/Clown, Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Natalie Dyball as Lady Clown, Peter Green as American Developer, Michael Ling as Pete/Scarecrow Double, Peter Murphy as Scarecrow Double

The Copy

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Episode 1.11
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Mark Lewis

The Twist kids stumble onto a real life cloning machine in the lighthouse, but decide it is too dangerous to use and make a pact never to go near it again. But the temptation proves too great, Pete copies money, Bronson copies food and Linda — she copies herself!

With: Justin Connor as Hugh Townsend, Bunney Brooke as Nell, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Cameron Nugent as Tiger, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Geoff Morrell as Porter, Jasmine Hurst as Linda/Adnil Double

Without My Pants

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Episode 1.12
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

The Twist children see a ghost dog, whom they discover to be the dog of old Ben Byron. Ben Byron was a sailor who jumped into the sea to save his dog when it was washed overboard. Both Ben and his dog drowned. When Pete touches the dog he is inflicted with a bizarre and embarrassing speech defect. He compulsively adds the words "without my pants" to the end of every sentence with hilarious and embarrassing results. The children discover that the ghost dog is attempting to recover and put back together the dispersed bones of Ben Byron so that his body can rest in peace. At the same time Mr Gribble wants to organise a treasure hunt around the bones of Ben Byron as a tourist attraction for the town.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Cameron Nugent as Tiger, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Jim Daly as Fun Man, Paul Jennings as Ben Byron, Lauren Taylor as Jill

Lighthouse Blues

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Episode 1.13
Written by Paul Jennings
Directed by Esben Storm

Mr. Gribble wants to evict the Twists and bulldoze the lighthouse to make way for an amusement park. The commotion is enough to stir up the ghosts of Nell's family, who haunt a room at the top of the lighthouse, and definitely do not want to be disturbed. With the help of the friendly ghosts, the Twists win the battle to save their home.

With: Bunney Brooke as Nell, Frankie J Holden as Mr. Gribble, Judith McGrath as Matron Gribble, Tim Robertson as Mr. Henderson, Kymara Stowers as Sarah, Lachlan Jeffrey as Gribble Junior, Stuart Atkin as Rabbit, Cameron Nugent as Tiger, Daisy Cameron as Fiona, Robyn Gibbes as Miss James, Esben Storm as Mr Snapper, Timothy Cousens as Stanley Rickards, Valentina Leukowicz as Louise Rickards, Lou Toth as Tom Rickards