Halifax f.p: episode guide

Executive Producers: Kris Noble, Mikael Borglund and Rainer Mockert
Producers: Roger Simpson, Roger Le Mesurier, and John Hugginson

A Person of Interest (#16)

Written by Anne Brooksbank
Directed by Ken Cameron
Australia: Sunday, June 11, 2000
Canada: Sunday, May 06, 2001
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Andy Anderson as Laurie Downes
  • David Roberts as Detective Murray
  • Doris Younane as Emma Ford
  • Sara Gleeson as Suzanne Brennan
  • Damian Walshe-Howling as Scott Brennan
  • Robert Van Mackelenberg as Dr. David King
  • Cristin Daniel as Alan Gale
  • Trudy Hellier as Police Prosecutor
  • Peter Barron as Eric Upton
  • Nathan King as Magistrate
  • Terry Kenwrick as Laurie's Barrister
  • Stephanie Daniel as Dr. Frances Needham
  • Paul Hampton as Det. Mick McGuiness
  • Laura Lattuada as Waitress
  • John Arnold as Snr Railway Clerk
  • Christopher Chapman as Jnr Railway Clerk
  • Peta Doodson as Nurse (Robyn)
  • Wendy Chan as Public Hospital Nurse
  • Tamar Kelly as News Reporter
  • James Hall as Joel Brennan
  • Amanda Pettman as Tanya
  • Kamarra Bell Wycks as Crash Victim
  • Donna McRae as Woman at line-up
  • Jari Turner as Jane's Receptionist
  • Jodi Callil as Alan Gale's Wife
  • James Morris as Alan Gale's Son
  • Cormack MacArt as Prison Officer
  • Adam Murphy as Security Officer
  • Jennifer Hennessy as Rape Victim
  • Garry Pollard as Anaesthetist
  • Roger O'Connor as Man with dog

Tension, fear, brutality and love: these qualities all come together with explosive and fascinating force in the first of the new series of Halifax fp, A Person of Interest. When Jane Halifax is asked to provide a psychiatric assessment of laconic ex-cop Laurie Downes for a bail hearing in connection with a manslaughter change against him, Jane finds her professionalism tested to the utmost with the lives of the innocent people depending on her judgement and skills. As Jane becomes more involved with Laurie, he eventually reveals to her the secret obsession that has been behind his vigilante behaviour.

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The Spider & The Fly (#17)

Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Mark Piper
Australia: Sunday, August 27, 2000
Canada: Sunday, May 13, 2001
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Essie Davis as Alison Blount
  • Andrew McKaige as Tim McNamara
  • Tony Barry as Bob "Dizzy" Gillespie
  • Fiona Corke as Lisa McNamara
  • Daniel Lewis as George McNamara
  • Oliver Wood as Eddie McNamara
  • Eilizabeth Rule as Claire
  • Teague Rook as Milo
  • Brett Tucker as Scott Lovejoy
  • Tanja Bulatovic as Sally Deeks
  • Heather Bolton as Dr. Webb
  • Rex Callahan as Clergyman
  • Rachel Maza as Church Singer
  • Elissa Stephens as Nerida
  • Mark Oddie as Robert
  • Rosemary Traynor as Casualty Sister #1
  • Bree Heffernan as Casualty Sister #2
  • Talia Krape as Kerri Grono
  • Isabella Dunwill as Celeste Morgan
  • Jenny Lovell as Mrs. Anderson
  • Gemma Biship as Samantha Anderson
  • Raymond Mirams as Nathan Anderson
  • Jennifer Robinson as Babbysitter (Barb)
  • Victoria Wu as Chemist

Following the sudden death of her best friend and fellow psychiatrist Lisa McNamara, Jane finds herself taking time off from a sabbatical in New Zealand to stay and look after her friend's young family and close down Lisa's practice. It is when meeting with each of Lisa's patients that Jane first encounters Alison Blunt, a gifted violinist with a dangerously disturbed personality.

As Alison begins to worm herself into the lives of the McNamara family, Jane grows suspicious and begins to question the nature of Lisa's death, quickly coming to suspect Alison of poisoning Lisa and of perhaps now targeting others who stand in her way. Dealing with a suspected serial poisoner, Jane must think her way into Alison's mind, a task which leaves a bitter aftertaste.

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A Hate Worse Than Death (#18)

Written by Roger Simpson
Directed by Paul Moloney
Australia: Sunday, November 05, 2000
Canada: Sunday, May 20, 2001
  • Rebecca Gibney as Jane Halifax
  • Nicholas Eadie as Simon Laser
  • Terry Serio as Harry Davenport
  • Dino Marnika as Carl Sankovic
  • Julieanne Newbould as Margaret Masters
  • Nicki Wendt as Sue York
  • Susan Godfrey as Trudy Semple
  • Louise Siversen as Linda Quinn
  • Maria Theodorakis as Ruth Fisher
  • Rodney Afif as Marty Vella
  • Craig Goddard as Reno Radison
  • Steve Hayden as Duty Constable
  • Bernadette Schwerdt as Fleur Flannery
  • Nathaniel Marshall as Night Store Attendant
  • Phil Reilley as Taxi Driver
  • Jean Jacques Portail as Harvey Masters
  • Peter Maver as Margaret's Solicitor
  • Shirley Wallace as Molly Johnson
  • Akihisa Watase as Morgue Attendant
  • Ann-Marie Cooksley as Celebrity at Gallery
  • Tracy Carroll as Batty Lou Mandible
  • Yang Li as Forensic Pathologist
  • Anthony Wright as Marty's Solicitor
  • Russell Trenerry as Security Guard
  • Brett Sleigh as Croupier
  • Robert Murrell as Prison Guard
  • Kelly Gooden as Uniformed Policewoman

When up-market gossip columnist, Simon Laser, receives an anonymous letter threatening the lives of his friends, he is not too concerned. However, when the man that claims to be his secret lover is found brutally murdered in his home, forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax is called upon to assist the police in their investigation.

Analysing Simon's behaviour, Jane begins to distrust him and comes to realise he may be responsible for the murder himself. The potentially lethal question remains how… Jane realises that a lot rests upon her conclusions, including her own safety.

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