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The Memory Box

Episode 1.01
Aus: Tue, January 01, 2019 (Stan)
Written by Glen Dolman
Directed by John Curran

One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth. It’s a gift powerful beyond wildest imaginings. A phenomenon so formidable that attempting to harness its potency means re-evaluating everything that’s important. It's a miracle some will kill to keep secret.

The small, country town of Mullan is devastated by a flood which kills five locals. One year later, the residents are still grappling with the physical and emotional scars. Retired astronomer, Ray, has been forced to move his wife, Gwen, a formerly successful actress, into a care facility due to her worsening Alzheimer’s. He’s heartbroken that she no longer remembers him. Meanwhile, Gwen’s old boyfriend, Max — now a bitter, lonely farmer — still pines for his lost love while struggling to hold onto his farm. A youthful stranger, Sam, blows into town with incredible energy and violent instincts and seduces the baker, Tina, the wife of local cop, Griffo. Sam is inexplicably drawn to 12-year-old loner, Isaac, who’s been blindly searching for his “missing” mother, Annie, since the flood. When Ray then discovers that his elderly dog has rejuvenated to her youth after eating something from the garden — in the same spot where Ray’s young neighbour drowned — he wonders if can he use this “gift” to save Gwen.


  • Bryan Brown as Ray Reed
  • Jacki Weaver as Gwen Reed
  • Phoebe Tonkin as Young Gwen
  • Ryan Corr as Young Sam
  • Daniel Henshall as Dave "Griffo" Griffiths
  • Nikki Shiels as Tina Griffiths
  • John Stanton as Max McKinnon
  • Rod Mullinar as Tommy Brydon
  • Anne Charleston as Loris Webb
  • Terry Norris as Herb Webb
  • Thomas Fisher as Isaac Langlan
  • Tessa Rose as Vivian North
  • Genevieve Morris as Rhonda Stokes
  • Usha Cornish as Farida Korrapati
  • Maria Mercedes as Margot
  • Thomas Ersatz as Shane
  • Syd Brisbane as Mayor Patrick Nemaric
  • Freddie Curry as Alfie
  • Dave Palmer as Local 1
  • Graeme Johnstone as Local 2
  • Sarah Spaven as Mum
  • Deanna Ortuso as Mum's Friend
  • Lee Beckhurst as Supervisor
  • Andrew Cullimore as Officer
  • Rosco Campbell as Car Owner
  • John Dolman as Father Brett Adelstone