The Unlisted: episode guide


Day One

Episode 1
UK: Thursday, November 28, 2019 (10pm, Sky Atlantic)
Australia: Sunday, December 01, 2019 (8:30, Fox Showcase)
Canada: Sunday, January 19, 2020 (Super Channel Fuse)
Writer: Tim Minchin
Director: Matthew Saville

Lucky Flynn hasn’t spoken to his family in years. He’s broke, distant and damaged. He’s also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4000 kilometres from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye to her, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world — a battered and scarred upright piano.

But what should have been a straightforward drive across the Nullarbor soon becomes a test of Lucky’s emotional fitness, when he (quite literally) runs into Meg Adams, a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Fiona Harris as Nurse Gale, Matthew Whittet as Drunk Paul, Valerie Berry as Mildura Doctor, Wendy Ticao as Store worker, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double

Day Two

Episode 2
UK: Thursday, November 28, 2019 (10:35)
Australia: Sunday, December 01, 2019 (9:00)
Writer: Chris Taylor, Tim Minchin
Director: Matthew Saville

Lucky struggles without his anxiety medication. While waiting for a chemist to open in Port Augusta, Meg picks a fight with bikers at the local pub.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Ashton Malcolm as Kaz, Antoine Jelk as Wildy, Sachin Joab as Dr. Kashani, Fiona Press as Pharmacist, Adam Page as Marvin, Ansuya Nathan as Armeena Kashani, Meghna Mitra as Aisha Kashani, Richesh Biradara as Bob Kashani, Jai Koutrae as Spider, Steve Turner as Harlo, Jamie Hall as Pug, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double, Jessica Parker as Meg Pool Playing Double, Teah Reaburn as Additional Meg Pool Playing Double

Day Three

Episode 3
UK: Thursday, December 05, 2019 (10:00)
Australia: Sunday, December 08, 2019 (8:30)
Writer: Leon Ford
Director: Matthew Saville

The two unlikely travel buddies experience a monumental coming-of-age moment as Meg experiences her first ever period. But after changing her tampon in a roadside toilet, she accidentally leaves her purse behind in the cubicle. Officially out of money, Lucky and Meg's day gets a whole lot worse when they run out of fuel as well, just as the local highway patrol is escalating its manhunt in the area for two highly wanted persons.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Ashton Malcolm as Kaz, Antoine Jelk as Wildy, Rory Walker as Happy Camper, Sally-Anne Upton as Carla, Rebecca Massey as Constable Stacey, Luke Carroll as Constable Brett, Daniel Frederiksen as Andy Adams, Adam Ovadia as Dodgy Looking Guy #1, James Hay as Dodgy Looking Guy #2, Katherine Sortini as Dodgy Looking Woman #1, Natasha Wanganeen as Dodgy Looking Woman #2, Chris Koch as Servo Attendant, Alex Tarney as Radio Presenter, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double

Day Four

Episode 4
UK: Thursday, December 05, 2019 (10:35)
Australia: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Writer: Kate Mulvany
Director: Matthew Saville

Waiting for their ute to be repaired, Meg and Lucky join a campground party on the Great Australian Bight, but the night takes a nasty turn when Lucky discovers a suicide note.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Laura Brent as Elise, Susie Fraser as Phyllis, Nikki Fort as Bunny, Genevieve Hegney as Frankie, Alexander Chard as Will, Sam Longley as Benj, Steve Rodgers as Big Mike, Tamara Lee as Caro, Daniel Frederiksen as Andy Adams, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double

Day Five

Episode 5
UK: Thursday, December 12, 2019 (10:00)
Australia: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Writer: Kate Mulvany
Director: Matthew Saville

Lucky wakes up to find that Meg has taken off with the ute and the piano, leaving him all alone in the scorching Nullarbor heat. He contemplates giving up and going home, but a potentially poisonous snakebite causes him to have a vision of his mother, who urges him to find the piano and keep going.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Ningali Lawford-Wolf as Danni, Samson Hyland as Young Toby, Dan Minchin as Dad, Jude Hyland as Young Lucky, Felino Dolloso as Joselito, Syd Brisbane as Barry, Joshua Orpin as Matty Adams, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double

Day Six

Episode 6
UK: Thursday, December 12, 2019 (10:35)
Australia: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Writer: Leon Ford
Director: Matthew Saville

Lucky transforms himself into a newly responsible, sensibly dressed man. Deciding his primary duty is to take care of Meg, he abandons his piano and moves on. But after facing some home truths and receiving more news about his mother, he is sent into a new spiral of despair.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Neil Melville as Jim, Sue Jones as Bev, Kate Box as Esme, Michael McCall as Big Man, Mike Frencham as Marco, Jude Hyland as Young Lucky, Samson Hyland as Young Toby, Tim Pritchard as Cocklebiddy Driver #1, Val Van Genderen as Cocklebiddy Driver #2, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double

Day Seven

Episode 7
UK: Thursday, December 19, 2019 (10:00)
Australia: Sunday, January 05, 2020
Writer: Chris Taylor, Tim Minchin
Director: Tim Minchin, Matt Saville

After dropping Meg at her mother's house in Kalgoorlie, Lucky gets a phone call from Meg's father, worried sick about his daughter's whereabouts. Upon learning that Meg doesn't have a mother, Lucky frantically drives back to town to find her, but is intercepted by the police who arrest him for the theft of the horse-float.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Kate Box as Esme, Rob Collins as Kane, Billy Revell as Alex, John Leary as Constable Callum, Gary Waddell as Weary, Daniel Frederiksen as Andy Adams, Asmara Feik as Billie Flynn, Tegan Mulvany as Kalgoorlie Cop #1, Owen Hinton as Kalgoorlie Cop #2, Olivia Charlotte as Meg's Fake Mum, Caroline McKenzie as Ticket Person, Michael McCall as Big Man, Gavin Cowie as Burly Man, Aiden Gillett as Amateur Boxer, Lee Jankowski as Bevan, Murray Dowsett as Fight Referee, Darren Flindel as Race Caller, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double, Jessica Patrick as Meg Pool Playing Double

Day Eight

Episode 8
UK: Thursday, December 19, 2019 (10:35)
Australia: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Writer: Tim Minchin
Directors: Tim Minchin, Matthew Saville

Arriving at the Flynn family home in Perth, Lucky has a touching reunion with his mother, but his homecoming gets a much frostier reception from his brother Toby. Finally, the penny drops as to why it was so important to bring the piano all that way.

Cast: Tim Minchin as Lucky Flynn, Milly Alcock as Meg Adams, Heather Mitchell as Jen Flynn, Daniel Lapaine as Toby Flynn, Ella Scott Lynch as Suzie Flynn, Asmara Feik as Billie Flynn, Daniel Frederiksen as Andy Adams, Lyn Pike as Beryl, Matt Gregan as Lucky Stand-in/Picture Double, Kahli Bell as Meg Stand-in/Picture Double, Stephanie Adamson as Billie Piano Double