City Homicide: episode guide

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City Homicide

Episode 0.01

The original unaired pilot episode starred Nadine Garner, Shane Bourne, Kimberley Davies and Damian de Montemas. Aaron Pedersen and Damien Richardson (who appeared here in a minor role) would be added when the series was recast.

In The Hands Of Giants

Episodes 1.01 and 1.02
Australia: Mon, August 27, 2007 (Seven)
Ratings: 1.648 million viewers (3rd for the night)
Netherlands: Wed, August 26, 2009 (Veronica)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Tony Tilse

The Homicide Squad investigate a seemingly straightforward suicide and uncover links between the deaths of children from five separate incidents to a mystery arsonist and murderer. Events take a terrifying turn when the detectives find themselves in the heart of an inferno. Meanwhile, a new face in the team battles to make her mark while another detective's actions put his future on the line.

With (1): Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Kat Stewart as Claire Johnson, Richard Carter as Larry Klein, Alyce Platt as Lorraine Sparkes, Richard Piper as Sean McCready, Grant Piro as Craig Pierce, Greg Parker as Patrick Swain, Julie Eckersley as Rita Solomon, Adriano Cortese as Ezio Galasso, Nadia Blue as Carla Galasso, Lisa Marie Charalambous as Jessica Basyel, Tammy De Kauwe as Barmaid, Mick Alford as Uniform Cop #1, Beatrice Bradley as Pierce Girl, William Bradley as Pierce Boy, Rob Alec as Uniform Cop #2

With (2): Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Kat Stewart as Claire Johnson, Richard Carter as Larry Klein, Alyce Platt as Lorraine Sparkes, John McTernan as Bill Mulholland, Richard Piper as Sean McCready, Kim Krejus as Dr Margaret Manson, Sue Jones as Paulette Goddard, Adriano Cortese as Ezio Galasso, Lisa Marie Charalambous as Jessica Basyel, Nadia Blue as Carla Galasso, Francisco Dos Santos as Roger, Tom Travers as Sullivan, Bob Halsall as Detective, Lara Robinson as Louisa Patterson, Ruth Yaffe as Neighbour, Brae Nicholls as Simon Patterson, Morgan Angove as James Patterson, Siros Niaros as McCready Stunt Double

Notes: Series one was filmed from April 06 to August 28, 2007. Ratings for City Homicide's debut places it ahead of that of Stingers (1.45 million viewers), The Secret Life of Us (1.42m) and Water Rats (1.42m) but behind All Saints (1.68m), McLeod's Daughters (1.89m) and Sea Patrol (1.971m). Access image galleries for each episode by clicking on the accompanying image.

Lie Down With Dogs

Episode 1.03
Mon, September 03, 2007
Ratings: 1.717 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Pino Amenta

When a wanted armed robber is found dead in an old woman's grave, Homicide bang heads with some unfriendly colleagues from the Armed Robbery squad. When the AR squad muscles in on the Homicide case, internal politics reaches boiling point. Meanwhile, tension tightens between detectives when Duncan's more than apprehensive to work with Jennifer.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Kat Stewart as Claire Jackson, Wendy Hughes as Victoria Semple, Vince Colosimo as Ernie Calabrese, Amanda Muggleton as Cathy Booth, Marcus Costello as Brett Semple, Adam Lee as Colin Booth, Peter Finlay as Ray Booth, Troy Lovett as Mick Booth Junior, Jasper Bagg as Barry Shadow, Peter Stefanou as Zabor, Brian Wray as Mick Booth, Austin Castiglione as Priest, Tammy De Kauwz as Barmaid, Sylvia Liistro-Ajouz as Singer At Funeral, Craig Blumeris as Lionel Jones, Deidre Naughton as Jennifer Stunt Double

The Return

Episode 1.04
Mon, September 10, 2007
Ratings: 1.401 million viewers (6th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Pino Amenta

Matt pushes the boundaries when he fails to turn in a letter from a capture fugitive. Instead, he fulfils the fugitive's wish to pass the letter to his sick mother, and finds himself caught up in a murder case which should have been open-and-shut. With his job on the line, Matt continues his invesitgation contrary to orders. Meanwhile, Jennifer struggles to hide her emotions in light of a traumatic event and seeks advice from an unlikely source.

With: John McTernan as Bill Mulholland, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Rhys McConnochie as Callum Ryan, Geoff Paine as Jim Conway, Tony Rickards as Mike Davies, Ross Thompson as Walter Fendleton, Julia Blake as Hilda Conway, Terry Brittingham as Frank Savage, Tammy De Kauwe as Barmaid, Alan Hopgood as Harry Mackintosh, Kylie Trounson as Heather Wilcox, Lance Anderson as Truck Driver, Paul Dawber as Alex Zammit, Judy Banks as Doris Croker, Tom Coltraine as Conway Stunt Double

The Ripe Fruits In The Garden

Episode 1.05
Mon, September 17, 2007
Ratings: 1.562 million viewers (5th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Tony Krawitz

When Stanley's god-daughter is found murdered and other teenage girls have disappeared, City Homicide have a personal stake in catching the monster responsible and Stanley may have to cross the line to do it.

With: Kat Stewart as Claire Jackson, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Mike Bishop as David Statesman, Paul Mercurio as D'Arcy Carlton, Louise Siversen as Janice Quinn, Mark Hennessy as James Cotton, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Christopher Stevenson as Wally Croft, Peter Stefanou as Zabor, Talia Zucker as Jacqui Quinn, Catherine Flaherty as Stephanie Wolfe, Kath Gordon as Gillian Statesman, Dawn Klingberg as Sharon Finnegan, Sara Reed as Susan Wolfe, Dena Caplan as Deborah Statesman, Adrienne Smith as Red Haired Girl, Mick Alford as Male Uniform Cop, Andrea McCannon as Female Uniform Cop

Envelope Day

Episode 1.06
Mon, Sept 24 / Wed, Sept 26, 2007
Ratings: 0.681 / 0.606 million viewers (1.287 combined)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Tony Krawitz

It's the innocent victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time that motivates Homicide, as they investigate a sporting reunion that leaves the former University Eleven one man down. Meanwhile, Simon calls for back-up to deal with a persistent stalker.

With: John McTernan as Bill Mulholland, Alison Whyte as Petra Milde, Simon Lyndon as Josh Braddock, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Alyce Platt as Lorraine Sparkes, Francis Greenslade as Greg Cosgrove, Danielle Carter as Celia Joyner, Mark Hennessy as James Cotton, Noni Dunstone as Melinda Cosgrove, Tim Constantine as Sean Carlisle, Peter Davenport as Paul Gee, Gemma Bishop as Caroline Joyner, Sharon Kershaw as Carleen Cosgrove, Giovanni Bartucci as Jeremy Sands, Susan Turner as Tiffany Joyner, Bob Halsall as Mick Chance

Note: episode did not air in Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth on Monday

Baby Love

Episode 1.07
Mon, October 01, 2007
Ratings: 1.762 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Daina Reid

When a baby dies at his first birthday party, everyone becomes a suspect. It is a devastating case that makes the detectives examine their own lives, relationships, as well as their profession. Duncan's personal and professional lives collide when Claire is arrested by the Drug Squad.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Kat Stewart as Claire Jackson, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Daniela Farinacci as Marion Palmer, Greg Stone as Dean Palmer, Andrew S Gilbert as Jumbo Watson, Gil Tucker as Sam McIntyre, Ian Bliss as Toby Hendricks, Michelle Pettigrove as Cheryl Hendricks, Margot Fenley as Lynn Templin, Rebecca Moore as Robina Hendricks, Donald Daigent as Warren Nash, Scott Price as Geoffrey Templin, Jarrah and Mason Campbell as Nash Twins, Lana Schwarcz as Patricia Nash

Music: "It's All In The Way" performed by My Friend the Chocolate Cake, "Goldmines" performed by Josh Pyke, "Betty's Ass", performed by Dale Cornelius, "Salt to the Sea" performed by Tim Finn

Victims of Crime

Episode 1.08
Mon, October 08, 2007
Ratings: 1.635 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Daina Reid

Homicide investigates the bizarre death of a man killed by an electric carving knife and discovers six urns filled with human ashes stored in his home. Was the deceased a victim or a killer? Meanwhile, Duncan fights his own personal battle... with shocking consequences.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Kat Stewart as Claire Jackson, Andrew S Gilbert as Jumbo Watson, Petra Yared as Michelle Johnson, Jonathan Biggins as James Bradwell, Elissa Elliott as Sarah Crockett, Jason Green as Dag Sigmundsen, Dean Atkinson as Gary Kovacevic, Jan Friedl as Rebecca Bernstein, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Queenie van de Zandt as Lindsay Atherton, Gil Tucker as Sam McIntyre, Chloe Gardne as Female Uniform Cop, Mick Alford as Male Uniform Cop, Jarrah Cocks as Malcolm Street, Ray Hare as Leon Bernstein, Peter Stefanov as Zabor, Graham Jahne as The Attacker

Family Planning

Episode 1.09
Mon, October 15, 2007
Ratings: 1.695 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Paul Moloney

A family is slaughtered during dinner and their mansion ransacked. The sole survivor is the eldest son and heir - could he be a cold-hearted killer? For Simon, finding answers is complicated by the return of an old adversary.

With: Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Caroline Brazier as Frances Deerborne, Ziggy Clements as Belinda Furlong, Jolyon James as John Deerborne, Kristin Holland as Alan Furlong, David Ravenswood as Bruce Schofield, Estelle Andrewartha as Anika Kemper, Brendan Bacon as Lewis Sunderland, Paula Gardner as Louise Pointing, Susie Dee as Winifred Bartholomew, Gil Tucker as Sam McIntyre, Ian De Lacy as Mr Deerborne, Nicky Stewart as Jessica Deerborne, Jenny Barkla as Mrs Deerborne, Jason Rumble as Terry O'Neill, Johnathan Woodhams as William Deerborne, Alexandra Meerbach as Housekeeper, Siros Niaros as Terry O'Neill Stunt Double

The Promised Land

Episode 1.10
Mon, October 22, 2007
Ratings: 1.570 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Paul Moloney

When an Iraqi boy is killed during a police pursuit, Stanley and Jennifer clash with their federal counterparts to solve the case - was it a tragic accident or was he murdered? Meanwhile, Duncan's future in the force is in doubt, with Jarvis determined to see him kicked out of Homicide. Then a teenager walks in off the street and drops an explosive murder onto Duncan's desk.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, John McTernan as Bill Mulholland, Nicole Chamoun as Selma Al Basri, Nicholas Bell as Mark Silver, Majid Shokor as Sheik Shams Al-Din Al-Laythi, Gil Tucker as Mack McIntyre, Ali Ammouchi as Mohammed Raheem, Marc Lawrence as Pete Chambers, Osamah Sami as Kasim Al Basri, Shane Connor as Gareth Nunn, Fiona Corke as Judith Welling, Mark Tregonning as Costa Dieperdenko, Jonathan Viehl as Nathan Ellis, Anthony Hammer as Adrian Orlowski, Christine Cato as Renee Edwards, Jess Zaydan as Bilal Al Basri , Russell Allan as Bus Driver, Hamilton Moore as Murad Abu Eid, Sepideh Fallah as Zahra Al Basri, Charles Zammit as Waleed Al Basri (uncredited)

Serious Men

Episode 1.11
Mon, October 29, 2007
Ratings: 1.583 million viewers (2nd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Jeffrey Walker

The detectives are on the trail of armed robbers who have stolen a truckload of gold. The Armed Robbery Squad's Detective Calabrese returns with Simon squarely in his sights, and Stanley and Jarvis face the ultimate betrayal.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Vince Colosimo as Ernie Calabrese, David Whiteley as Reg Brown, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Wilhelmina Stracke as Carmel O'Loughlin, James Saunders as Rick Pope, Robert Jordon as Desmond Akuna, Paul Pearson as Peter Jensen, Daniel Schlusser as Charlie Whicker, Alexandra Hamilton as Gwen Whicker, Justin Fleming as AGB Guard 1, Greg Pascoe as Boom Gate Guard 1; Ricki Benussi as Milos Antonovic, Paul Havea as Securevan Guard #1, Brett Anderson as Akuna Driving Double, Peter Paltos as Securevan Guard #2

Cut and Dried

Episode 1.12
Mon, November 05, 2007
Ratings: 1.559 million viewers (2nd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Jeffrey Walker

The murder of a prison inmate exposes his hidden identity...how hard should you try to find him when the victim appears just as evil? Jennifer is cornered by a dangerous past acquaintance and Simon struggles to cope with the aftermath of the deadly gold heist.

With: Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Simon Maiden as Troy Lucas, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Tiriel Mora as Gerald Fox, Annie Jones as Kelly Pilsbury, Alex Pinder as Rameesh Patel, John Orscik as Lyndon Quayle, William Gluth as Rev Philip Waldergrave, Mick Preston as Brian Van Der Burgh, Mairead Curran as Mrs Stackpole, Stephen Whittaker as Karl Stackpole, Cara Garrett as Pilsbury Daughter #1, Kahil Garrret as Pilsbury Daughter #2, Chiara Chillura as Stackpole Child #1, Luca Chillura as Stackpole Child #2, Glen Fitzsimmons as Stackpole Child #3

Rostered Day Off

Episode 1.13
Mon, November 12, 2007
Ratings: 1.722 million viewers (1st)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Pino Amenta

Simon gets a mysterious phone message from Detective Senior Sergeant Sparkes. When others are reluctant to suspect the worst, Simon's gut tells him something is desperately wrong. His instincts prove correct and a blistering race against time is ignited when they discover Sparkes has been shot. The search is on to find him before the clock counts down. When a terminally ill woman dies in the arms of her husband, Waverley hands Jennifer a case that could make or break the young detective's career. This sticky dilemma is compounded by Jennifer's sneaking suspicion that she's been set up.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Annie Jones as Kelly Pilsbury, Jillian Murray as Sheila Colvin, John Paton as Ewan Colvin, Scott Major as Graeme Combes, Christian Bell as Tommy Combes, John O'May as Peter Murdoch, William Jarratt as Joshua Waverley, Kristen Sargent as Shannon Cutter, Rosemary Mitchell as Sandra Murdoch

Note: William Jarratt, who plays Bernice Waverley's son Joshua, is Noni Hazlehurst's actual son (his father is actor John Jarratt)

Raising the Dead

Episode 1.14 (finale)
Mon, November 19, 2007
Ratings: 1.763 million viewers (1st)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Pino Amenta

In the Series Finale for 2007, tonight's murder mystery sparks an emotionally charged investigation when a dogfight between neighbours leads to the discovery of a buried secret. For Homicide it's the beginning of their toughest investigation yet.

With: Kim Gyngell as DSS Adam Boldt, Rhys McConnochie as Callum Ryan, Louise Crawford as Sergeant Karen Hatzic, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Dennis Coard as Kevin Callaghan, Andrew Curry as Liam Callaghan; Irenie Economo as Aunty Bruna, Janet Foye as Mrs Parsons, Nathan Geeves as Mr Quast, Tania Lentini as Isabella Ryan, Sally McDonald as Maddison Yeats, Craig Blumeris as Senior Constable Lionel Jones, Gary Abrahams as Crime Scene Cop

Note: a very impressive first season concludes with the highest rating episode of the series