Cloudstreet: episode guide

Part 3

Sunday, June 05, 2011
Written by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana
Directed by Matthew Saville

Winning moments never last and news arrives from Adelaide that Ted has died of a heart attack in a sauna while trying to lose weight (as jockeys do). Dolly is inconsolable, although she makes renewed attempts to see if alcohol will console her. Rose makes a token effort to comfort her mother, but her fundamental contempt for Dolly makes this impossible.

The house is still groaning and suffering — worse than ever. Life is now as divided and dislocated as it will ever be. Rose is, emotionally, as far from her mother and her family as she will ever be. Quick is physically as far from Fish and his family as he will ever be. Oriel is furthest away from the faith she once had. And Sam, as always, is just waiting to see what happens next.


  • Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Fish Lamb
  • Amanda Woodhams as Red Lamb
  • Geoff Morrell as Lester Lamb
  • Essie Davis as Dolly Pickles
  • Stephen Curry as Sam Pickles
  • Siobhan Dow-Hall as Hat Lamb
  • Kerry Fox as Oriel Lamb
  • Sarah McKellar as Elaine Lamb
  • Emma Booth as Rose Pickles
  • Shannon Lively as Chub Pickles
  • Todd Lasance as Quick Lamb
  • Helen Doig as May Blunt
  • David Bowers as Earl Blunt
  • Kelton Pell as Bob Crab
  • Corey Jones as Waiter
  • Oliver Askland as Toby Raven
  • Ethan Tomas as Geoffrey Birch
  • Adam Sollis as Lon Lamb
  • Bruce Spence as Pig
  • Anna Bauert as Alma
  • Sarah Louella as Darlene
  • Natalie Holmwood as Merle
  • Julia Moody as Mrs Tisborn
  • Phil Bennett as Publican
  • Ian Toyne as Boozer
  • Matthew Hawksworth as Boozer
  • Michael Loney as Miles Anderson
  • Kerry-Ella McAullay as Edna Anderson
  • Kirsty Hillhouse as Wife
  • Arielle Gray as Girlfriend
  • Elwyn Edwards as Gentleman
  • Daniel Luxton as Gentleman
  • Don Smith as Porter
  • Sean Walsh as BLoke
  • Simon Stokes as Customer
  • Noel O'Neil as Customer
  • Andrew Bremner as Clergyman
  • The Gumnut Stompers Jazz Band as Wedding Band
  • John Atkinson as Banjo Player
  • Murray Swain as Trumpeter
  • John Healy as Double Bassist
  • Ross Nicholson as Clarinetist
  • Finley Pressey as Wax Harry Lamb
  • Shaquita Nannup as Florrie
  • Billie-Jean Hamlet as Ruby
  • Craig Hyde-Smith as Wogga McBRide
  • George Watts as Darren McBride
  • Sean Keenan as Ted Pickles
  • Jacob Preesy as Ted Pickles Jnr
  • Milly Haddrick as Trainers' Daughter
  • Jeff Farmer as Woolie Crab
  • Andrew Lewis as Joel Pickles
  • Ron Haddrick as Narration