The Principal: episode guide

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Episode 1.03

Wed, October 14, 2015
Written by Alice Addison
Directed by Kriv Stenders

Karim's funeral takes place at the Boxdale mosque and Rookwood Cemetery. It's an entirely male affair and Bashir, as a Christian, finds himself ensconced in the spectacle of Muslim ritual, surrounded by his rag-tag group of boys, from diverse ethnic backgrounds. While Kellie waits outside with the women, she notices a suspicious movement in the background. It's Lucinda, the girlfriend of the Ahmad brothers' enemy, Sisi.

When back at school, Tarek causes a commotion in the Home Economics room. As Bashir arrives to sort things out, he realizes that Tarek has taken the drug ICE and races him to the hospital. By the time Mohammed arrives, the danger has past but Mohammed is disappointed in his son and leaves Bashir by Tarek's side.

Several of the boys come under suspicion but Bilic orders Kellie to trawl through the school CCTV footage of the night of the murder. After hours of combing, she finds vision of Bashir sitting on the steps of the library at 2am. It looks like he is waiting for someone. With that, Bilic takes Bashir into questioning to clarify some details about his whereabouts the night of the murder.


  • Alex Dimitriades as Matt Bashir
  • Aden Young as Adam Bilic
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Kellie Norton
  • Rahel Romahn as Tarek Ahmad
  • Tyler De Nawi as Karim Ahmad
  • Michael Denkha as Mohammad Ahmad
  • Di Adams as Ursula Bright
  • Oscar Redding as Trevor Pieterson
  • George H. Xanthis as George Karidis
  • Stephen Leeder as Vincent Palgan
  • Deborah Kennedy as Val
  • Rebecca Massey as Rina
  • Andrea Demetriades as Hafa Habeb
  • Michael Whalley as Dave Santos
  • Salvatore Coco as Frank Calabrisi
  • Thuso Lekwape as Kenny Movondo
  • Narek Arman as Sami Bivas
  • Karim Zreika as Bilal
  • Matthew DeOliveira as Salim
  • Aliki Matangi as Sisi
  • Cayne Docker-Clay as Sef
  • Tim Abdallah as Farid
  • Alec Epsimos as Husam
  • Adrian Dieguez as Terry
  • Alexander McGuire as Tunc
  • JR Laveta as Pig
  • Alice Zahalka as Lucinda
  • Maya Stange as Claire
  • Robert Mammone as Dino Abbadelli
  • Robyn Malcolm as Sonya
  • Angela Punch McGregor as Sue Langworthy
  • Serhat Caradee as Gang Leader
  • Parham Esmailpour as Yousef Boulos
  • Ahmad Mansour as Dakan Malik
  • Ivy Mak as Nancy
  • Barton Williams as Kwong
  • Chris Perceval as Nick
  • Kerry Blakeman as Pig's Driver
  • Inge Sildnik as Kellie's Driving Double