Cloudstreet: episode guide

Part 1

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Written by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana
Directed by Matthew Saville

Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again.

Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

Fate robs Sam Pickles of his fingers and the Lamb's son suffers a near-drowning. Sam inherits a house in Perth, but bad luck leads him to rent half of it out. The Lambs move in to No. 1 Cloud Street.


  • Kerry Fox as Oriel Lamb
  • Grace Ray as Red Lamb
  • Rohnan Tierney as Lon Lamb
  • Annie Smith as Elaine Lamb
  • Freya Tingley as Hat Lamb
  • Geoff Morrell as Lester Lamb
  • Tom Russell as Fish Lam
  • Callan McAuliffe as Quick Lamb
  • Mark McAullay as Patron
  • Wade Ranson as Patron
  • Geoff Kelso as Pastor
  • Helen Doig as May Blunt
  • David Bowers as Earl Blunt
  • Stephen Curry as Sam Pickles
  • Lee McDonald as Nobby
  • Robert Faggerrer as Wilson
  • Bob Brisbane as American Airman
  • Quintin George as American Airman
  • Lara Robinson as Rose Pickles
  • Stuart Halusz as Catalina Pilot
  • Andrew Lewis as Joel Pickles
  • Essie Davis as Dolly Pickles
  • Reece Sardelic as Chub Pickles
  • William Mattock as Ted Pickles
  • David Moran as Lawyer
  • Anthony Minchin as Mover
  • Kelton Pell as Bob Crab
  • Kobe Farmer as Woolie Crab
  • Jack Orr as Charlie Crab
  • Shaquita Nannup as Florrie
  • Billie-Jean Hamlet as Ruby
  • Bruce Denny as Pawnbroker
  • Craig Hyde-Smith as Wogga McBride
  • Gorge Watts as Darren McBride
  • Lynne Birkelund as Matron
  • Bruce Spence as Pig
  • Murray Dowsett as Boat Seller
  • Clara Bertozzi as Shirley
  • Tim Solly as Sailor
  • Phil Bennett as Publican
  • John McKenzie as Sam's Hand Double
  • Ron Haddrick as Narration