Utopia: episode guide

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The Law's the Law

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Episode 4.01 (25)
Wed, August 21, 2019
711,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony and Jim clash over the best way to tackle high-level company tax fraud. Keen to launch a major government report, Rhonda seeks help from a well-known television personality.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Dr Chris Brown as himself, Julia Morris as herself, Robyn Arthur as Eileen, Andrew Blackman as Bruce Dennis QC, Renee Billinghurst as Renee, Bradley Hall as Brad, Rommel Daroya as Actor, Aaron Cartwright as VOs

Working With Children

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Episode 4.02 (26)
Wed, August 28, 2019
660,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

The arrival of a work experience student leads to unexpected ministerial developments. Nat is invited to join a prestigious board but soon finds herself clashing with the chair.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Zan McGrath as Daniel, Peter Houghton as Chairman [Don], Kate Gorman as Carol, Alexandra Keddie as Julia, Renee Billinghurst as Renee, Tony Ting as Singaporean Host, Christopher Brown as Photographer

Pipe Dreams

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Episode 4.03 (27)
September 04, 2019
442,000 viewers (18th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony's opportunity to pitch an important proposal is undermined by computer issues. Nat and Rhonda are forced to deal with community backlash from a prematurely-announced construction project.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Tony Nikilakopoulos as Mr Papagenous, Maude Davey as Joan, Ben Anderson as Peter, Dane Simpson as Road Construction Worker, Simone Ball as Paramedic, Tamara Oudyn as VO

Mission Creeps

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Episode 4.04 (28)
September 11, 2019
595,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony is asked by the Minister to oversee the implementation on a new electronic ID card scheme. Nat and Ash must face the fact that their expensive wildlife project preservation may not have actually preserved any wildlife.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Stacey Thomson as Ranger Stacey, Ben Anderson as Peter, Luisa Hastings Edge as Allison, Jackson Tozer as Park Ranger, Jason Geary as Kevin, Hayley Butcher as Marnie, Stacey Gradovich as Ranger, Monty Burgess as Waiter, Carlos Uzcategvi as Peruvian Delegate; e-Card TVC: Claudia Teh, Joel Phibbs, Anna-Mai Hoek, Charles Kovess, Dhruv Malge; Voice Overs: Jay Mueller, Aaron Cartwright

The Blame Game

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Episode 4.05 (29)
September 18, 2019
572,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony is forced to defend himself when Jim and Rhonda try to blame a failed project on the NBA. Nat and Ash prepare for an important overseas trade delegation. And the new office security system proves a little too 'secure'.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, James Saunders as Marcus, Natalie Saleeba as Melanie, Miriam Glaser as Claire, Drew Tingwell as Immigration Officer, Rod Mullinar as Sunlink VO, Patrick Nicholls as Courier

Ticks of Approval

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Episode 4.06 (30)
Wed, September 25, 2019
638,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

A routine development project proves surprisingly difficult for Tony when multiple Government departments get involved. Nat is forced to assist the Minister with a major challenge — choosing this year's Christmas cards.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Tody Truslove as Karsten, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Jan Di Pietro as Jarryd, Ben Nicholas as Kostas, Sun Park as Kirsten, Warren Davies as Local Resident, Sam Bowden as Archeologist, Will Ewing as Liam, Dennis Coard as Major General, Lucia Smyrk as Moderator

Levers of Power

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Episode 4.07 (31)
Wed, October 02, 2019
569,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Tony is on the verge of completing a major report when Rhonda invites an ABC documentary crew to spend a week in the NBA offices. The NBA staff are divided over an important issue of office catering.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Fiona Choi as Lucy, Brett Swain as Defence Official, Doug Bowles as Colonel, Rhett Hughes as Cameron, Stuart Daulman as Stuart, Tamara Oudyn as herself

The Ghost Of Christmas Future

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Episode 4.08 (32)
October 09, 2019
571,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Following a trip to Canberra, Tony finds himself at loggerheads with Rhonda and Jim after he refuses to back a major new government initiative. Nat and Ash are forced to break some bad news to the Minister.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Tamara Oudyn as herself, Damien Power as Brendan, Nicholas Denton as Jamie, Andy Matthews as Lloyd, Naomi Higgins as Sacha, Thomas Ersatz as Martin, Josh Glanc as Garry, Hester Van Der Vyver as Attendant, Renee Billinghurst as Renee, Bradley Hall as Brad, Lucy Ansell as Secretary, James Schaw as Motivational Speaker, Aaron Cartwright as VO, Meg Hoult as VO, Hamish Blake as himself [uncredited]