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Episode 1


Thu, February 05, 2015
730,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Matt Ford
Directed by Shawn Seet

A Gold Coast surfer family enters the witness protection program and winds up in a strange city, under the flight path, miles from the beach, pursued by ruthless criminals; Dad hides out in the local university, with a new job as a criminal psychologist.

Troy Quigg and his wife Maree live on Queensland's Gold Coast with their two teenage kids Mitch and Shaneen. An average family happy in the surf and sunshine — until Troy gets caught in the crossfire of a major crime-bust and the family's world is thrown into chaos. They're put into witness protection. Mum, Dad and kids are given new identities and relocated to another city, a thousand kilometres away. Cut off from family and friends, they're warned never to contact anyone from their old life again.

They are now and forever to be known as the Swifts — Lincoln, Bec, Mitchell and Tara. The family is under the care of a detective named John Pinder, a maverick who doesn't trust his own colleagues. Bypassing the official safe house, he takes the Swift family to an abandoned squat in the inner city and dumps them there.

As a place to de-brief, Lincoln is given an office in the grand old city university — in the School of Psychology. His cover is that he's a post-doctorate in Criminal Psych, but he's warned by Pinder to stay away from the rest of the academic staff and the students. He's told to keep his head down, blend in, meet with Pinder and give up information regarding his erstwhile criminal acquaintances.

None of this comes naturally to a guy like Lincoln. He struggles to make it work, with his decidedly non-academic background, his two sharp-tongued kids and his dearly beloved wife struggling to understand how the hell they got here.


  • James Stewart as Troy Quigg/Lincoln Swift
  • Kate Jenkinson as Maree Quigg/Rebecca Swift
  • Lincoln Younes as Mitchell Quigg/Mitchell Swift
  • Olivia DeJonge as Shaneen Quigg/Tara Swift
  • Stephen Curry as Det. John Pinder
  • Kim Gyngell as Warwick Darmody
  • Nathan Page as Kosta "Koz" Krilich
  • Marcus Graham as Nils Vandenberg
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Ferdine Lamay
  • Paula Duncan as Jenny Krilich
  • Alan Flower as Denallo
  • Jodi Gordon as Dimity
  • Dave Eastgate as Chisel
  • Jenna Kratzel as Kelly
  • Anthony Gee as Danny Stolz
  • Natasha Beaumont as Reyburn
  • Lynden Jones as Voller
  • Arka Das as Clifford George
  • Graham Moore as Quigg Raid Cop