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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being In Whyhope

Episode 5.03 (43)
Australia: Wed, May 12, 2021
353,000 viewers (19th)
Written by Tamara Asmar
Directed by Lisa Matthews

Charlie organises a fundraiser after her friend Kassie’s funeral and Penny re-joins the clinic as a locum, with Hugh still very much in charge. Hugh is drawn to Sharna while Hayley feels a similar pull to Tom.

Hugh and Penny lock horns when she returns to work at the hospital; Sharna's mission to clean up Whyhope causes chaos for Ken, Betty, and Meryl.


  • Rodger Corser as Hugh Knight
  • Nicole da Silva as Charlie
  • Ryan Johnson as Matt Knight
  • Tina Bursill as Meryl Knight
  • Hayley McElhinney as Penny
  • Chloe Bayliss as Hayley
  • Matt Castley as Ajax
  • Belinda Bromilow as Betty
  • Charles Wu as Ken
  • Chantelle Jamieson as Sharna


  • Darren McMullen as Wes
  • Coco Jack Gillies as Larry
  • Jackie Hamilton as Sam
  • Poppy & Georgia Corlett as Baby Eliza
  • Jack & Wolfe Cooper as Jimmy
  • Steve Vella as Vince
  • Lincoln Younes as Tom
  • Rajan Velu as Senior Constable Sanjay
  • Emma Kew as Constable Whelan
  • Daniel Westwood as Broken Wrist Patient [Gary]
  • Lee Morgan as Nurse
  • Jan Langford-Penny as Jean
  • Leigh Wallis as Di
  • Jennifer Hankin as Band Singer
  • Miguel Sonnak as Fiddle
  • Matt Lamb as Double Bass
  • Henry Manuell as Guitar
  • Jim McGrath as Race Caller [v/o]
  • Ryan Marmont as Stunt Performer
  • Sarah Laider as Stunt Performer
  • Mel Eckert as Stunt Performer
  • Jake Bennett as Stunt Performer


  • "Going Up The Country" recorded by Sonar Music, vocals by Patience Hodgson
  • "Suncats" performed by Hazlett
  • "Sugarcane Train" performed by Jennifer Hankin, Miguel Sonnak, Matt Lamb & Henry Manuell
  • "Breathe" performed by Jennifer Hankin, Miguel Sonnak, Matt Lamb & Henry Manuell
  • "Sofia" performed by Clairo