Operation Buffalo: episode guide

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Episode 2

Sun, June 07, 2020
476,000 viewers (9th)
Writer: Peter Duncan
Director: Peter Duncan

Inspired by true events, Operation Buffalo shines a spotlight on a controversial time in Australia’s modern history, the 1950s British nuclear testing in outback South Australia.

The arrival of a new woman at the camp has Leo immediately suspicious; Cranky questions his purpose following an encounter with an Aboriginal family.


  • Ewen Leslie as Leo Carmichael
  • Jessica De Gouw as Eva Lloyd-George
  • James Cromwell as Cranky
  • Tony Martin as Richard Wilcox MP
  • Alexander Bertrand as Murphy
  • Sam Parsonson as Hilly
  • Roland Powell as News Narrator
  • Harry Greenwood as Baxter
  • Mackenzie Fearnley as Dave
  • Julian Garner as St. John Moore
  • Matthew Backer as Dr. Myer
  • Nicholas Hope as Dr. Breston
  • Brenden Lovett as Dr. Williams
  • John Gaden as Swanny
  • Philip Quast as Professor Quentin Ratchett
  • Brandon McClelland as Vic
  • Sean O'Shea as Dr. Lewis
  • Adrienne Pickering as Nurse Corinne Syddell
  • Natasha Bassett as Nurse Alice
  • William Zappa as Sir Rupert Edgely
  • John Gregg as Prime Minister Anthony Eden
  • Bojana Novakovic as Molly
  • Benedict Wall as Jones
  • Carole Sharkey-Waters as Lady Edgely
  • Alan Dukes as Philip Lachlan MP
  • Eleanor Stankiewicz as Wilcox's Secretary
  • David Baldwin as Sir Frank
  • Shaka Cook as Sam
  • Frances Djulibing as Ruby
  • Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Peggy
  • Henry Nixon as Agent Whicker