Informer 3838: episode guide

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Part 1

Monday, April 20, 2020
644,000 viewers (16th)
Written by William Lawrence, Matt Ford
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Informer 3838 is based on the sensational story of Nicola Gobbo who was the go-to defence lawyer in Melbourne’s deadly gangland wars, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel, the Morans and the Carlton Crew while she acted as a police informer on her own clients. While Nicola Gobbo knew the underworld’s dirty secrets, they had no idea of hers. She played both sides and risked everything to double-cross many of Australia’s most notorious gangsters. Informer 3838 goes behind the headlines to show how Nicola Gobbo’s secret double life helped police win the gangland wars, which triggered a Royal Commission and left her in fear of her life.

Explosive series about 'Lawyer X', Nicola Gobbo, who risked her life to double-cross Australia's most notorious criminals during Melbourne's gangland wars.


  • Ella Scott Lynch as Nicola Gobbo
  • Stephen Peacocke as Paul Dale
  • Jane Harber as Susan Ryket
  • Rhys Muldoon as Terrence Hodson
  • Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams
  • Robert Mammone as Toby Mokbel
  • Richard Davies as Kevin 'Juicy' Jucirovic
  • Tim Ross as Gary 'Chikka' Berich
  • Ian Bliss as Simon Overland
  • Olympia Valance as Emma
  • Kevin Hofbauer as David Miechel
  • Toby Derrick as Andrew Hodson
  • Jacquie Brennan as Christine Hodson
  • Hannah Fredericksen as Mandy Hodson
  • Laura Wheelwright as Nikki Hodson
  • Hollie Andrew as Roberta Williams
  • Jasper Bagg as Rod Collins
  • Laila Thaker as Leah Lanzini
  • Travis McMahon as Mr. L
  • Salvatore Coco as Steve Moore
  • Alex McTavish as Ditty Dale
  • Freya Van Dyke as Young Nicola Gobbo
  • Luke Lennox as Prison Mate
  • Kaden Hartcher as Matthew Johnson
  • Evan Hocking as Yanni
  • Luke Maizey as Police Raid Leader
  • Adrian Simon as Justice #1
  • Alex Arco as Azzam
  • Emily Chivers as Abbey
  • Rose Callaghan as Cop #1
  • Krystal Mears as Cop #2
  • Dallas Demunick as Lewis Moran
  • Chris Shelton as George Williams
  • Isaac Still as Brian Wilson
  • Josephine Eberhard as Maria Gazdovic
  • Bridget Selemidis as Female Judge
  • Christian Wilson-Haynes as Little Villain
  • Lenny & Rocco Parsons as Bailey Dale
  • Harlyn & Skylah Roos as Dhakota Williams
  • Haydn Breheny as Arresting Police Officer #1
  • Peter Robertson as Arresting Police Officer #2
  • Zara Keca as Carl's Bedmate #1
  • Sarah Zerafa as Carl's Bedmate #2
  • Monika Pazusinski as Mokbel's Sexy Lady Performer
  • Barry Denner as AFL Commentator
  • Jason Bennett as AFL Commentator
  • Chris Gray as Terry Hodson Stunt Double
  • Adam Kanngieser as David Miechel Stunt Double
  • Michael Crema as David Miechel Dog Attack Double
  • Carla McLeish as Christine Hodson Stunt Double
  • Hayden Stewart as Andrew Hodson Stunt Double
  • Adam Kanngieser as Andrew Hodson Stunt Double
  • Deirdre Naughton as Mandy Hodson Stunt Double
  • Wayne Cartwright as Cop Driver
  • Chris Gray as Cop Driver
  • Mark Campbell as Cop Driver
  • Craig Brookshaw as Undercover Cop
  • Rosco Campbell as Police Driver
  • Joss Gower as Police Driver