Tripping Over: episode guide


Episode 1

<

Australia: October 25, 2006 (Ten)
UK: October 30, 2006 (Five)
Ratings (Aus): 1.291 million viewers
Ratings (UK): 0.88 million viewers
Written by Andrew Knight, Andrea Denholm
Directed by Sam Miller

Five young travellers meet in Bangkok where a tragic incident changes the direction of their lives. On her way to Australia, London lawyer Tamsin meets friends Lizzie and Callum for a one-night stop over in Bangkok. Joining them are Australians Ned and Nic, on their way to London. When a tragic accident proves life is fleeting, emotions rise to the surface, prompting a devastating confession, impulsive decisions and itinerary changes.

Cast: Alexandra Moen as Tamsin, Caroline Langrishe as Sarah, Simon Shepherd as Simon, Nina Young as Cecily, Emily Corrie as Camille, Kathryn Drysdale as Lizzie, Leon Ockenden as Callum, Ramon Tikaram as Dave, Oliver Chris as Sam, Daniel MacPherson as Ned, Lyall Brooks as 1st Ad, Annie Jones as Wendy, Abe Forsythe as Nic, Rebecca Gibney as Lydia, Lisa McCune as Annabel, Amber Todd as Eva, Denis Moore as Dr Charles, Ramon Tikaram as Dave, Jungo Martino as Thai Boy, Ankhanang Martino as Thai Mother, Tanapol Jookseeda as Official, Melissa Anderson as Kirsten, Brooke Satchwell as Flick

Episode 2

<

Australia: November 01, 2006
UK: November 06, 2006
Ratings (Aus): 1.032 million viewers
Written by Andrew Knight, Matt King
Directed by Sam Miller

Tamsin finds it difficult to be excited about life in Sydney and is tempted when her fiancé appears, offering to take her home. Ned is dealt a major bombshell by his father. Callum throws himself into Sydney's gay scene but his enthusiasm appears to be a smoke screen for something darker. Homeless, Nic jumps at the chance to board with a fellow teacher and his family until he learns they have an unnatural obsession.

Cast: na

Episode 3

<

Australia: November 08, 2006
UK: November 13, 2006
Ratings (Aus): 0.962 million viewers
Written by Andrea Denholm, Anna Funder, Andrew Knight
Directed by Sam Miller

Nic is blackmailed by the student he had sex with, while Lizzie attempts to put Dave's ghost to rest. As Tamsin's work fortunes change for the better, Jeremy returns to Australia to have it out with Lydia. And Callum has a sexual indiscretion of his own when a kinky stunt goes horribly wrong.

Cast: Edwina Bishop as Denise, Alexandra Moen as Tamsin, Sandy Winton as Daniel, Paul McGann as Jeremy, Rebecca Gibney as Lydia, Ian Meadows as Elliot, Ian Bliss as Ken, Kate Box as Melinda, Daniel MacPherson as Ned, Abe Forsythe as Nic, Nicholas Bell as James, Anastasia Hille as Clare, Kathryn Drysdale as Lizzie, Ramon Tikaram as Dave/Robbie, Bob Franklin as Mr Allenby, Natalie Cuppuccini as Julie, James Gyore as Man, Rob Garvis as Bob, Lisa McCune as Annabel, Jacek Koman as Magnus, Nick Farnell as Paul, Amber Todd as Eva, Souad Feress as Margery, Albert Moses as Nigel

Episode 4

<

Australia: November 15, 2006
UK: November 20, 2006
Ratings (Aus): 0.8 million viewers
Written by Andrea Denholm, Andrew Knight
Directed by Ian Watson

Ned finally lands a role in a 'cutting edge' play and treats it with all the seriousness he thinks it affords - to his own detriment. Meanwhile, in an effort to turn his luck around, Nic works at a plan involving his thesis on probability in the airline industry. Lizzie is surprised when Robbie tracks her down. Tamsin faces Jeremy in court and struggles with her conscience.

Cast: Daniel MacPherson as Ned, Abe Forsythe as Nic, Kathryn Drysdale as Lizzie, Brooke Satchwell as Flick, Paul McGann as Jeremy, Alexandra Moen as Tamsin, Gareth Yuen as Charlie, Leon Ockenden as Callum, Jacek Koman as Magnus, Rebecca Gibney as Lydia, Nicholas Bell as James, Nyathon Hoth Mai as Fatimah, Kate Box as Melinda, Ian Bliss as Ken, Ian Meadows as Eiilot, Sandy Winton as Daniel, John Hopkins as Nathaniel, Kevin Trainor as Young Actor, David Curtiz as Actor 2, Bob Franklin as Mr Allenby, Ramon Tikaram as Robbie, Melissa Anderson as Kirsten, Daniel Amalm as Brad, Chris Barry as Trent's Father, David Bottomley as Trent's Doctor, Melanie-Jade Nethercliff as Gemma, Nick Farnell as Paul, Ian Scott as Judge, Helet Kassa as Aishan, Sir Richard Branson as Himself, Anastasia Hille as Clare

Episode 5

<

Australia: November 22, 2006
UK: November 27, 2006
Ratings (Aus): 0.7 million viewers
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Ian Watson

Just when Tamsin accepts that her career is over, she is granted a last-minute reprieve by an unexpected source. Callum is shocked to learn Charlie is engaged. Magnus reveals he has feelings for Lydia. In London, Ned agrees to pose as Lizzie's boyfriend for her domineering sister, and ultimately finds himself enjoying the charade. Nic struggles to adapt to the corporate environment of his new job while trying to prove himself, all the while wondering if his high flying career is over before it began.

Cast:Alexandra Moen as Tamsin, Leon Ockenden as Callum, Gareth Yuen as Charlie, Daniela Arcorace as Tina, Ian Bliss as Ken, Sandy Winton as Daniel, Kate Box as Melinda, Ian Meadows as Elliot, Nyathon Hoth Mai as Fatimah, Helet Kassa as Aishan, Abe Forsythe as Nic, Sandra James Young as Fran, Alex Avery as Larry, Brooke Satchwell as Flick, Daniel MacPherson as Ned, Kathryn Drysdale as Lizzie, Nicholas Bell as James, Jacek Koman as Magnus, Rebecca Gibney as Lydia, Paul McGann as Jeremy, Ian Scott as Judge, Lisa McCune as Annabel, Rob Jarvis as Bob, Angel Coulby as Charity, Amber Todd as Eva, Jessie Wei as Charlie's Fiancée, Dana Miltins as Waitress, Oliver Chris as Sam

Episode 6

<

Australia: November 29, 2006
UK: December 04, 2006
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Ian Watson

Tamsin prepares for her wedding to Sam, all the while trying to convince herself it's the right thing to do. Nic works hard to convince himself he belongs with Flick. But when Tamsin and Nic find themselves alone together, their actions suggest otherwise. Ned finally admits an attraction to Lizzie but his desire to reignite his career proves an obstacle.

Cast: Kathryn Drysdale as Lizzie, Alexandra Moen as Tamsin, Oliver Chris as Sam, Emily Corrie as Camille, Daniel MacPherson as Ned, Richard Aspel as Hack Journalist, Simon Shepherd as Simon, Leon Ockenden as Callum, Gareth Yuen as Charlie, Jacek Koman as Magnus, Rebecca Gibney as Lydia, Paul McGann as Jeremy, Lisa McCune as Annabel, Jessie Wei as Charlie's Fiancée, Nick Farnell as Paul, Abe Forsythe as Nic, Brooke Satchwell as Flick, Nicholas Bell as James, Anastasia Hille as Clare, Rob Jarvis as Bob, Georgina Naidu as Dr Ngabo, Ivan Marevich as Executive 1, Stevan Stephan as Executive 2, Alex Avery as Larry, Caroline Langrishe as Sarah, Terry Mercieca as Thai Woman, Flynn Saichompo as Kama

Note: Ian Watson won "Best Direction in a Television Series (Periodical)" at the 2007 Australian Directors Guild Awards for this episode