Underbelly NZ: The Land of the Long Green Cloud: episode guide


Disorganised Crime

Episode 1
NZ: Wed, August 17, 2011 (TV3)
Ratings: 308,220 viewers
Written by John Banas
Directed by Mike Smith

The Land of the Long Green Cloud opens a few years before Marty Johnstone's wildly amoral criminal journey begins. Out at the hippy commune Marty sows his own seed, smoking up large and seducing the girls, eventually wanting more than just a couple of dollars in his hand.

Meanwhile, Ben Charlton is graduating from the Police Academy and hits Auckland around the same time as Marty's busy with his good mate, Andy Maher, breaking into warehouses and fencing stolen property. Andy can't resist thieving from their daytime job, either — at 'Kings on Queen' menswear — and this is how Ben and Carole Derwent, as two green detectives, first meet the partners in crime.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, Erroll Shand as Terry Clark, John Leigh as Mac The Mick, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Grae Burton as Peter Miller, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Scott Wills as Clive Pilborough, Will Hall as Greg Ollard, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Aaron Ward as Pommy Harry Lewis, Peter Tait as CS Chesterfield, Colin Moy as Sgt Skin Skinner, Katherine Kennard as Norma Fleet, Cian Elyse White as Andy/Terry's Girlfriend, Karl Drinkwater as Nick Jarvis, Aimie Gestro as Jenny Olsen, Arthur Meek as Doug Wilson, Jaime Passier-Armstrong as Isobel Wilson, Laura Coyte Douglas as Rosalie Cole, Pat Hales as Speedy Stan, Joshua Winger as Communard

Stunt Performers: Mark Harris, Chris Easley, Dominic Lydon, Taran Howell, Albert Heimuli, Kirk Maxwell, Gareth Courtney, Patrick Morrison, John Kelly, Siaosi Fonua, Victor Chapman, Aaron Lupton

Note: Underbelly: The Land of the Long Green Cloud is a prequel to the 2009 Australian series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities

Trains 'n' Boats 'n' Planes

Episode 2
NZ: Wed, August 24, 2011
Written by John Banas
Directed by Mike Smith

While Ben is temporarily assigned to the Mona Blades disappearance/murder, Marty flaunts his bail conditions and flies to Europe with Andy, where they set up the smuggling of seventy-five thousand LSD tabs. Out of his depth in the tough London criminal scene, Marty's charm is his only weapon.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, Erroll Shand as Terry Clark, John Leigh as Mac The Mick, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Grae Burton as Peter Miller, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Scott Wills as Clive Pilborough, Mark Warren as Max Bracewell, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Aaron Ward as Pommy Harry Lewis, Colin Moy as Sgt Skin Skinner, Cian Elyse White as Andy/Terry's Girlfriend, Ranald Hendriks as John Murfitt, Rachael Blampied as Farah Wainwright, Ryan Richards as Wham-Bam Carlton, Olivia Tennet as Julie Theilman, Aimie Gestro as Jenny Olsen, Arthur Meek as Doug Wilson, Jaime Passier-Armstrong as Isobel Wilson, Dawn Adams as Sonya Turner, Lana Bowden as Lisa McGinness, Tahl Kennedy as Stephen Johnstone, Gabriel Henry as Ihu Fenway, Kate Preston as Air Hostess, Harry Stanbridge as Nicholas Bracewell, Gina Van Wijk as Poppy Bracewell, Lee Tuson as Sean, Tony Billy as Marlon, Des Smith as Colin Battersby, Kim Michalis as Aileen Johnstone, Mark Clare as Brian Johnstone, Ray Bishop as Bomber #1, Coben Storer as Bomber #2, Barnaby Fredric as He Tripper, Rachel Haywood as She Tripper, Te Kaea Beri as Young Addict Female, Anton Tennet as Young Addict Male, Russell Dixon as Customs Officer, Rohan Glynn as Uniformed Cop

Stunt Performers: Mark Harris, Gareth Courtney, Taran Howell, Ben O'Hanlon

All at Sea

Episode 3
NZ: Wed, August 31, 2011
Written by John Banas
Directed by Riccardo Pellizzeri

While the local boat runs and pick-ups continue, with bales sometimes going missing and helicopters chasing speedboats, Marty and Peter prepare for their blue-water enterprise with the Brigadoon — over 450,000 Buddah sticks, out of Thailand.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, John Leigh as Mac The Mick, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Grae Burton as Peter Miller, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Scott Wills as Clive Pilborough, Mark Warren as Max Bracewell, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Aaron Ward as Pommy Harry Lewis, Peter Tait as CS Chesterfield, Colin Moy as Sgt Skin Skinner, Rachael Blampied as Farah Wainwright, Olivia Tennet as Julie Theilman, Aimie Gestro as Jenny Olsen, Arthur Meek as Doug Wilson, Dawn Adams as Sonya Turner, Lana Bowden as Lisa McGinness, Jason Hoyte as Pat Booth, Johnny Barker as Josh Easby, Geoff Snell as Keith Aitken, Fleur Saville as Sue MacPherson, Gabriel Henry as Ihu Fenway, Harry Stanbridge as Nicholas Bracewell, Gina Van Wijk as Poppy Bracewell, Will Wallace as John Chadderton, Milan Lovre Borich as Kevin Lampshire, Simon Ellery as Michael Lampshire, Grant McFarland as Piak, Christina Kim as Ling Siew, Andrew Clay as Barman, Aaron Eastwood as Sailor

Marty / Party

Episode 4
NZ: Wed, September 07, 2011
Written by John Banas
Directed by Riccardo Pellizzeri

Marty and Bonnie consult with decorators doing a major refit and Marty's cocaine habit is growing. Andy will soon be going to the U.K, where he'll organise the machinery for The Syndicate's move into the heroin trade, big time.

Pat Booth and Josh Easby at the Auckland Star are putting together their own body of evidence. They know they're onto something big, but they don't have enough of an angle on it to take it to print. Not just yet.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, Erroll Shand as Terry Clark, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Grae Burton as Peter Miller, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Scott Wills as Clive Pilborough, Mark Warren as Max Bracewell, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Will Hall as Greg Ollard, Peter Tait as CS Chesterfield, Colin Moy as Sgt Skin Skinner, Rachael Blampied as Farah Wainwright, Jason Hoyte as Pat Booth, Johnny Barker as Josh Easby, Geoff Snell as Keith Aitken, Fleur Saville as Sue MacPherson, Dawn Adams as Sonya Turner, Ranald Hendrick as John Murfitt, Edwin Wright as Freddie Russell, Denise Snoad as Leila Barclay, Tahl Kennedy as Stephen Johnstone, Harry Stanbridge as Nicholas Bracewell, Gina Van Wijk as Poppy Bracewell, Aaron Ward as Pommy Harry Lewis, Will Wallace as John Chadderton, Simon Ellery as Michael Lampshire, Ross Stokes as Det. Appleby, Mark Harris as Driver

Dominoes

Episode 5
NZ: Wed, September 14, 2011
Written by John Banas
Directed by Mike Smith

Recovering from the Konpira Maru disaster, Marty tries to clean himself up in order to get back on top. Terry Clark has made Australia his base and Marty is not going to put up with this for long. He has also lost the allegiance of both Ari and Pommy Harry.

The Auckland Star investigation continues and the hard-working reporters are starting to put all the pieces together. They are going to have a huge story, it's just a matter of time.

Meanwhile Ben and Carole think they are going to get a crack at Terry but he gets done on lesser charges and his possible convictions in Oz are suspended. To the Auckland cops it smacks of corruption in high places and it is.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, Erroll Shand as Terry Clark, Anna Jullienne as Deb Masters, Sophia Huybens as Julie Hue, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Mark Warren as Max Bracewell, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Will Hall as Greg Ollard, Grant McFarland as Piak, Christina Mik as Ling Siew Eng, Rachael Blampied as Farah Wainwright, Jason Hoyte as Pat Booth, Johnny Barker as Josh Easby, Geoff Snell as Keith Aitken, Fleur Saville as Sue MacPherson, Edwin Wright as Freddie Russell, Denise Snoad as Leila Barclay, Tahl Kennedy as Stephen Johnstone, Sophie Henderson as Alison Dine, Melissa Reeve as Karen Soich, Tui-Belle as Baby Marti, Leand Macadan as Drug Boss, Llanyon Eli Joe as Thai Heavy, Aaron Ward as Pommy Harry Lewis, Cian Elyse White as Andy/Terry's Girlfriend, Olivia Tennet as Julie Theilman, Arthur Meek as Doug Wilson, Jaime Passier-Armstrong as Isobel Wilson

Stunt Performers: Crystal Vickers, Kyle Prior, Mark Harris, Teresa Elwood, Carl Van Roon, Matt Bennett

Thirty of Silver / One of Gold

Episode 6 (finale)
NZ: Wed, September 21, 2011
Written by John Banas
Directed by Mike Smith

Julie Hue delivers the cash that Marty made from conning Freddie and then contacts Piak to buy him Buddah sticks. 20,000 is all Piak can do for the money Marty has in his possession. Marty has no choice. How the mighty have fallen.

Unbeknownst to Marty, Terry has started to hatch a plan to get Andy to lure him back to Scotland. With Marty preparing to come back, Andy reluctantly starts the preparation to do what Terry wants — kill Marty.

Cast: Dan Musgrave as Marty Johnstone, Thijs Morris as Andy Maher, Holly Shanahan as Carole Derwent, Jamie Irvine as Ben Charlton, Stelios Yiakmis as Big Ari, Joel Tobeck as Gary Majors, Erroll Shand as Terry Clark, Anna Jullienne as Deb Masters, Sophia Huybens as Julie Hue, Gary Young as Chinese Jack, Mark Warren as Max Bracewell, Edith Poor as Bonnie Marie Jones, Richard Knowles as Ding Bell, Damien Avery as Goose Gosling, Milo Cawthorne as Jimmy Smith, Tom Hern as Billy Kirby, Calvin Tuteao as Diamond Jim Shepherd, Andrew Laing as DSS Mackenzie, Grant McFarland as Piak, Jason Hoyte as Pat Booth, Johnny Barker as Josh Easby, Geoff Snell as Keith Aitken, Fleur Saville as Sue MacPherson, Edwin Wright as Freddie Russell, Denise Snoad as Leila Barclay, Melissa Reeve as Karen Soich, Eliza Goldsbro as Karen Pidgeon, Steve Duck as DCI Meadows, Tui-Belle as Baby Marti

Stunt Performers: Tom Cotton, Andrew Cottle, Kirk Maxwell, Daniel Andrews, Dion Murphy, Taran Howell, Shayne Blakie, Chris Mitchell