Halifax f.p: episode guide

Executive Producers: Mikael Borglund and Kris Noble
Producers: Roger Simpson, Roger Le Mesurier, and Robyn Sinclair

Someone You Know (#13)

Written by David Boutland
Directed by Peter Andrikidis
Australia: June 27, 1999
Canada: Sunday, April 02, 2000
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Garry McDonald as Alex Goodson
  • Sonia Todd as Helen Hunt
  • Grant Bowler as Bob Palance
  • Simon Westaway as Jon Knight
  • Beverley Dunn as Monica Harris
  • Monica Maughan as Mrs. Hunter
  • Vince Colosimo as Detective Johnson
  • Samuel Johnson as Jamie Callen
  • Frank Magree as Alan Denny
  • Hannes Berger as Detective Hain
  • Jane Hall as Linda Ellis
  • Bradley Hulme as Mick Ellis
  • Sarah Wallis as Caitlin
  • Tanya Burne as Young Nun
  • Kick Gurry as Luke
  • Julie Day as Taxi Driver
  • Rhona Rees as Young Helen
  • Ralph Marrison as Crime Scene Officer
  • George Vidalis as Cafe Owner
  • Peter Houghton as Glider Mechanic
  • Roy Thompson as Chief Super

A woman is found brutally murdered, her wedding ring missing, and a final cry for help is scrawled in blood: "Help Me Jane." Forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax is confronted by her worst nightmare — the killer might be one of her patients. Another two women are murdered and a pattern emerges: all three women were suspected by their partners of infidelity. Jane is pressured by the police to divulge her patient files for scrutiny and finds herself scanning her records for someone who fits the profile.

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Swimming With Sharks (#14)

Written by Keith Thompson
Directed by Brendan Maher
Australia: September 26, 1999
Canada: Sunday, April 09, 2000
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Peter O'Brien as Steve Elliot
  • Helen Jones as Debra Shapiro
  • Marton Csokas as John Garth
  • David Tredinnick as David Neilson
  • John Moore as Billy Coombs
  • Peter Kowitz as Matthew Erhmann
  • Damien Fotiou as Michael Slevic
  • Danny Adcock as Athol Callaghan
  • Nicholas Bell as Barry Crittenden
  • Sapidah Kian as Vicki Slevic
  • Luke Elliot as Davis
  • Chris Broadstock as Partner
  • Masa Yamaguchi as Dennis Chan
  • Fiona Walsh as Jackie Armstrong
  • John McDermott as Carer
  • Ray Drew as Vicki's Client
  • Jason Buckley as Crime Scene Officer
  • Dawn Bamforth as Wardress

Jane Halifax finds herself within the walls of a high security prison, summoned to investigate a murder within the prison's High Security Unit. Five suspects emerge, all psychopaths who have murdered before, but none of whom are known for their ability to work as a team. An impenetrable wall of silence confronts Jane as she tries to determine what conspiracy binds them together.
The case brings Jane back into contact with multi-murderer John Garth, whose handiwork has haunted her since she helped put him away. It also reunites her with homicide detective Steve Elliot, who has spent the last three years developing a relationship with Garth in the hope he will reveal details of his last two missing victims.

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A Murder of Crows (#15)

Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Steve Jodrell
Australia: August 15, 1999
Canada: Sunday, April 16, 2000
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Robyn Nevin as Angela Halifax
  • Andrew Clarke as Gary Preston
  • Frank Holden as Leo Birse
  • Petra Jared as Alicia Polk
  • Cameron Nugent as Kevin Witherspoon
  • Marnie Reece-Wilmore as Annabel Colless
  • Max Garner Gore as Toivo Carlsson
  • Alicia Gardiner as Gemma Preston
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Glenys Lund
  • Greg Stone as Simon Finke
  • Celia De Burgh as Rosemary Polk
  • Melanie Beddie as Julie Colless
  • Clinton Voss as Liam Fellowes
  • Wendy Strehlow as Carol Witherspoon
  • Erik Donnison as Evan Colless
  • Jamie Brindley as Laura
  • Sarah Ridsdale as Lucy
  • Luke Anderson as Graham
  • Emma Wibrow as Sandy
  • Zoe Badwi as Claire
  • Fiona MacLeod as Doctor #1
  • Peter Benson as Radio Technician
  • Maree Mulcahy as Liam's Mother
  • Adrian Vanderdrift as Liam's Father
  • Sian Adnam as Medical Assistant
  • Kelly Davis as Medical Assistant
  • Spud as Sonny Jim (Dog)

Jane delves into a suspicious bus accident in a tight-knit Christian community. A bus full of local teenagers collides with a station wagon and runs off the road and the town, where Jane's mother now lives, goes into shock.

Jane steps in to help the survivors but the pain and shock of the locals turns to anger when it is discovered that the driver, a new teacher at the school, had taken drugs.

The teacher's bludgeoned body is found just hours after she is released from hospital and what is initially perceived as an act of revenge takes on a more sinister turn — the crash wasn't an accident but the first attempt on her life.

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