Dear Murderer: episode guide


Episode 1

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Thu, September 07, 2017
Written by John Banas
Directed by Riccardo Pellizzeri

The true story of Mike Bungay QC. A walking disaster to many and a genius to others, he would become one of the most flamboyant and outrageous characters of New Zealand legal history.

Starring: Mark Mitchinson as Mike Bungay

With: Erroll Shand as Jim Larsen, Kate Elliott as Beverley, Coen Falke as Jim O'Donovan, Emmett Skilton as Bruce Peterson, Peter Feeney as Justice Oldfield, Jimmy Hazelwood as Young Mike Bungay, Arlo MacDiarmid as Ian Grieg, Adam Gardiner as Richard Savage, Katherine Kennard as Trish Walkley, Ella Becroft as Rosemary, Colin Garlick as Stuart McEwan, Ryan Wolf as Tim Castle, David Capstick as Commanding Officer, Lauren Porteous as Lillian Carlin, Matthew Arbuckle as Dean Wickliffe, Matt Chamberlain as Snr Sgt Latimer, Paul McLaughlin as Peter Doone, Kate Elliott as Beverley, Katy Beasley as Shirley Smith, Roy Ward as Justice Scully, et al

Note: cast lists were done by observation and are incomplete.

Episode 2

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Thu, September 14, 2017
Written by John Banas
Directed by Riccardo Pellizzeri

Mike finds himself with the case of a lifetime in having to defend Bill Sutch for spying, a case that will propel him to even greater fame as his drinking and personal life begin to take their toll.

With: Erroll Shand as Jim Larsen, Kate Elliott as Beverley, Katherine Kennard as Trish Walkley, Peter Feeney as Justice Oldfield, Arlo MacDiarmid as Ian Grieg, Adam Gardiner as Richard Savage, Emmett Skilton as Bruce Peterson, Peter Elliott as Justice Beattie, David Aston as Bill Sutch, Katy Beasley as Shirley Smith, Awhina-Rose Ashby as Esther Solvoll, Taylor Barrett as Mark Harkin, Toby Leach as Mr. X, Rowan Bettjeman as Mr. S, et al

Episode 3

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Thu, September 21, 2017
Written by John Banas
Directed by John Laing

Mike's fame grows with a book about to be published and further high profile cases garnering even more attention only to be decked by a heart attack that exposes his ongoing messy personal life.

With: Erroll Shand as Jim Larsen, Emmett Skilton as Bruce Peterson, Peter Elliott as Justice Beattie, Peter Feeney as Justice Oldfield, Katherine Kennard as Trish Walkley, Arlo MacDiarmid as Ian Grieg, Adam Gardiner as Richard Savage, Coen Falke as Jim O'Donovan, Colin Garlick as Stuart McEwan, Ryan Wolf as Tim Castle, Liesha Ward Knox as Sally Burke, Eryn Wilson as Erich Geiringer, Ascia Maybury as Dr. Carol Shand, Diana Thomson as Maureen Kemp, Phil Brown as Dr Rutherford, Francis Mountjoy as Dr. Fraser, Shoshana McCallum as Ellie Bonham, Ross Brannigan as Dr David Minnitt, Jocelyn Christian as Leigh Minnitt, Roy Ward as Justice Scully, et al

Episode 4

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Thu, September 28, 2017
Written by John Banas
Directed by John Laing

The cases continue to stoke Bungay's notoriety, working against the gangs, irreverently standing for parliament and meeting the girl of his dreams.

With: Erroll Shand as Jim Larsen, Emmett Skilton as Bruce Peterson, Colin Garlick as Stuart McEwan, Liesha Ward Knox as Sally Burke, Grae Burton as Roy Stacey, Arlo MacDiarmid as Ian Grieg, Adam Gardiner as Richard Savage, Coen Falke as Jim O'Donovan, Peter Feeney as Justice Oldfield, Rory Nolan as Mike Antonovic, Kevin Keys as Brian McClelland, et al Niwa Whatuira as Stewart Puha, Teone Kahu as Morrison, Dominic Ona-Ariki as Thompson, Ross McKellar as [witness], Sally Stockwell as Ronda Morgan, Gabrielle Henderson as Pamela Arnold, Bruce Hopkins as Thomas Richards, et al

Episode 5 (finale)

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Thu, October 05, 2017
Written by John Banas, Ande Cunningham
Directed by Matthew J Saville & Riccardo Pellizzeri

During the progress of another unexpected murder trial, Mike goes all out to win Ronda over only to discover that his flaws won't vanish because he's found love.

With: Sally Stockwell as Ronda Morgan, David Van Horn as Simon Moore, Catriona Toop as Milene Morgan, Paul Glover as Alistair Barr, Cameron Rhodes as Lindsay Moorcroft, Adam Gardiner as Richard Savage, Gareth Williams as Jack Anderson, Aaron McGregor as Richard Morgan, Dahnu Graham as Gibson Grace, Mick Innes as Gary Oldham, John Leigh as David Morris, Aaron Jackson as Larry Morgan, Beth Allen as Anne Chalmers, Scott Wills as Peter Williams, et al