Twisted Tales: episode guide
Night of the Monster
A little girl whose eye-witness testimony helped convict her mother's killer, fights for her life when the man escapes from jail and breaks into her home seeking revenge.
Starring: Brittany Byrnes as Jessie Courtney, Jessica Napier as Michelle, Boris Brkic as Arthur Evan Pendle, John Walton as Peter Courtney, Matthew Krok as Matthew
A married man arranges to meet a woman for a meal via a video dating agency but takes along a pair of stockings and a menacing length of rope.
Starring: Rachel Ward as Sarah, Marshall Napier as Ray
With: Mitchell Butel as Waiter, Anthony Hayes as Damien
Directly from My Heart to You
A female android, ordered to carry out a series of murders by the scientist who created her, begins to derive pleasure from her job as a killing machine and starts acting on her own impulses.
Starring: Kimberley Davies as Betty, Gary Day as Lowell, Simon Westaway as John Berryman.
With: Salvatore Coco as Sav Rocca, Mercia Deane-Johns as Woman, Kate Fitzpatrick as Elizabeth Bishop, Caroline Gan as Rita Dove, Grant Piro as Merrill
A woman flees an accident scene and must dodge the police after knocking down a pedestrian on a crossing when speeding home from her first night spent with her new boyfriend.
Starring: Nadine Garner as Mallory, Justine Clarke as Pip
With: Les Foxcroft as Neighbour, Joy Hruby as Agnes Fuller, Louise Howitt as Janice Cummings, Paul Livingston as Brendan, Martin Maddell, Berynn Schwerdt as Tom, Victoria Wells as Policewoman
A hitman hired for a murder becomes suspicious of the woman who's given him the job when everything starts to go wrong and the hit turns out to be her brother.
Starring: Dee Smart as Judy Raven, Robert Mammone as Steve
With: Ken Bromlow as Billy, Daniel Krige as Judy's Brother
The two children of a separated champion ballroom dancing couple live with their mother but every second Saturday afternoon spend time with their dance-mad father who, they believe, is harbouring a secret girlfriend.
Starring: David Webb as Clive, Noni Hazelhurst as Anne, Matilda Brown as Fiona, Treffyn Koreshoff as John
With: Ray Mather as Clive Double, Kim Graham as Anne Double, Gary Witaker as Man
The Confident Man
A smooth talking wheeler-dealer businessman manages to talk his way out of a speeding ticket but later faces his greatest challenge — persuading a knife-wielding robber at his bottle shop that the cordless drill he's threatening him with is really a gun.
Starring: Bryan Brown as Jack Jackson, Josephine Byrnes as Julia, Steve Bastoni as Constable Paul Bell, Aaron Blabey as Nick, Mark Lee as Frank
With: Jill McKay as Female Customer, Andrew Chapman as Policeman, Peter Talmacs as Male Customer, Minh Tam Tran as Walk-in Customer
A bad-tempered computer salesman meets a mysterious and wealthy collector on a bumpy air journey. After he hits his head during turbulence, the salesman regains consciousness to discover he's assumed the identity of the other man.
Starring: Geoffrey Rush as Harry Chisholm, Shane Briant as Jay Condor
With: Peter Carmody as Chauffeur, Kate Fischer as Melody Christian, Tottie Goldsmith as Vanessa Condor, Jacek Koman as Taxi Driver, Anthony Martin as Policeman, Natalie McCurry as Tania, Alan Zitner as Captain Onslow
When a man starts going out with one of his employees, his over-possessive mother, who has an obsession for playing with dolls, does her best to split the couple up.
Starring: Judy Morris as Veronica, David Wenham as George, Pippa Grandison as Karen
With: Leigh Russell as Taxi Driver
A Sure Thing
A reformed gambler is persuaded to make one last bet on what seems like a sure thing, but ends up losing a lot more than he bargained for.
Starring: Russell Kiefel as George, Robert Taylor as Peter; Loene Carmen as Katey, Patrick McGroder, Ken Talbot, Sandy Winton as Bartender
A fading artist who has pinned all his hopes on winning the Archibald Prize, is devastated when his subject dies suddenly — and kidnaps his body in order to finish the portrait.
Starring: Bruce Spence as Colin, Barry Crocker as Sir Barry Doyle, Richard Carter as Jim Nicholson, Justin Case, Mark Connolly, Jonathan Hardy as Roger, Michael Karaolis, Steve Rosanove, David Wells
One Way Ticket
Late on a stormy night, a woman, scared and alone, takes shelter in a railway ticket office but fears the male worker there (who's also waiting for the rain to stop) may be dangerous.
Starring: Claudia Karvan as Cassie Blake, Richard Roxburgh as Ben; Andy Clarke, Andrew Marshall as Policeman, Irene Rowland as Bag Lady, Vanessa Thomson as Policewoman, Avril Wynne as Bag Lady Double
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