Total Control: episode guide

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Episode 1.03

Sun, October 27, 2019
495,000 viewers (6th)
Written by Pip Karmel
Directed by Rachel Perkins

As Alex works around the clock to get the community's deal before the Senate, there is opposition within the party and the PM barely holds onto her leadership. With JC almost in reach, Alex is faced with a tragedy at home.


  • Deborah Mailman as Alex Irving
  • Rachel Griffiths as Rachel Anderson
  • Harry Richardson as Jonathan Cosgrove
  • Rob Collins as Charlie Irving
  • Aaron Pedersen as Tom Campbell Jnr
  • Anthony Hayes as Damien Bauer
  • Celia Ireland as Tracey Helliar
  • Wesley Patten as Eddie Irving
  • Huw Higginson as Peter Solomon
  • William McInnes as Laurie Martin
  • David Roberts as Kevin Cartwright
  • Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Jess Clarke
  • Trisha Morton-Thomas as Jan Irving
  • Adele Perovic as Jillian Morell
  • James Sweeny as Christopher Bingham
  • Rose Riley as Daphne Howard
  • Joslin Eatts as Brumby Dibby
  • Frederick "Freddie" Hill as Brumby Dibby Carer
  • Rebecca Massey as Sharon
  • Darren Eastes as Waiter
  • Anna Brinkman as Older Woman
  • Lou Pollard as Female Police Officer
  • George Kanaan as Pedestrian
  • Richard Sydenham as Bauer Supporter
  • David Nicoll as PM's Driver
  • Eleni Schumacher as PM's Aide
  • Steve Corner as Sky Commentator
  • Andrew Price as Chief Whip
  • Travis Robinson as Ground Crew
  • Humphrey James as Bauer Senator
  • Brandon Burke as Senator Mortensen
  • Kristian Mynott as Document Guard
  • Eli Gallagher as TV Interviewer
  • Gordon Waddell as Transit Officer
  • Stephanie Beck as Pedestrian
  • Phil Partridge as Police Car Driver
  • Fran Kelly as Fran Kelly
  • Linda Chen as Journalist
  • Sam Lavery as Journalist
  • Jamie Oxenbould as Journalist
  • Michelle Doake as Journalist