The Secret River: episode guide

Part 1

Sunday, June 14, 2015
729,000 viewers (8th)
Screenplay by Jan Sardi & Mac Gudgeon
Directed by Daina Reid

In 1813 ex-convict Will Thornhill settles on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. But his plans are soon overshadowed by misunderstandings and conflict with the local Indigenous people.

Cast: Oliver Jackson-Cohen as William Thornhill, Sarah Snook as Sal Thornhill, Lachy Hulme as Thomas Blackwood, Tim Minchin as Smasher Sullivan, Trevor Jamieson as Grey Beard/Gumang, Huw Higginson as Alexander King, Rory Potter as Willie Thornhill, Finn Scicluna-O'Prey as Dickie Thornhill, Angus Pilakui as Long Bob, Rhys Muldoon as Lord Loveday , Samuel Johnson as Saggity, Leila Gurruwiwi as Mallabu, Genevieve Lemon as Mrs. Herring, Heath Bergerson as Mullaba

Part 2

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Screenplay by
Directed by Daina Reid

Will's increasing desperation to hold onto 'his' land despite the resistance of the local Indigenous people, leads to his involvement in a brutal incident which will haunt him forever.