Sunshine: episode guide


Episode 1

Wed, October 18, 2017
Written by Matt Cameron
Directed by Daina Reid

Set in Melbourne's outer-west suburb of Sunshine, the story follows Jacob Garang, a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player whose dreams of climbing his Biblical namesake's ladder to heaven — the National Basketball Association — hang in the balance when he's drawn into a criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl in a coma fighting for her life, and a group of young men fighting for their innocence.

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia as Eddie Grattan, Melanie Lynskey as Zara Skelton, Wally Elnour as Jacob Garang, Ror Da Poet as Deng Deng, Autiak Aweteek as Santino, Nick Perry as Dazzler

With: Ana Boal as Mari Garang, Jufia Ajobong as Grace Garang, Tiarnie Coupland as Elly Messina, Kim Gyngell as Rev. Neil 'The Peacock' Skelton, Jane Bayly as Pat Skelton, Nyandeng Makuer as Alek Deng, Kor Puoc as Manute Deng, Paul Ireland as Det. Snr. Sgt. Ian Sloane, Leah Vandenberg as Det. Snr. Constable Jaya Prasad, Piath Mcathiang as Nyagua Nyawan, Vince Colosimo as Tony Messina, Freya Stafford as Freya Messina, Rupert Reid as Ben Canny, Kyle Eliott as Vlad Cilic, Emmanuel Martin Malou as Lam Bol, Zhong Duo (Andy) Xia as Mike Wong, Arec Athum as Ayei, Anyuop Dau as Darna, Ben Klarenaar as Larry Grattan, Trudy Helier as Jackie Grattan, Joe Hooks as Carlyle Jones, Bev Killick as Bev (Stadium Official), Gloria Ajenstat as Doctor, Peter Hitchener as Newsreader, Maggie Naouri as Rima Saad, Alex Cooke as Young Constable, Puven Pather as Stunt Performer, Warwick Sadler as Stunt Performer

Episode 2

Thu, October 19, 2017
Written by
Directed by Daina Reid

Eddie is now the official Sunshine Kings coach and he proves a tough taskmaster. While Jacob sweats on the police investigation, knowing a criminal record would destroy any chance he has of playing basketball in the United States, Zara begins to turn a suspicious eye to Dazzler.

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Episode 3

Wed, October 25, 2017
Written by
Directed by Daina Reid

Eddie is the king of Sunshine, coaching the team on a winning streak into the finals. Meanwhile, Zara continues to uncover pieces of the puzzle about the night in question. Jacob earns his golden opportunity to impress the US Talent Scout, but the criminal investigation might place his future in jeopardy.

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Episode 4

Thu, October 26, 2017
Written by
Directed by Daina Reid

Relations between Jacob and Eddie remain strained amid premiership celebrations in Sunshine. The arrival in town of a Talent Scout from the US convinces Eddie that he must face up to the mistake from his past in order to heal the wounded Jacob and free him to perform at his best.

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