Operation Buffalo: episode guide

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Episode 3

Sun, June 14, 2020
500,000 viewers (11th)
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.

In Adelaide, Leo sidesteps ASIO and receives an offer from Attorney General Wilcox that he cannot refuse. Back at Maralinga, Eva questions Quentin about his weather reports.


  • Ewen Leslie as Leo Carmichael
  • Jessica De Gouw as Eva Lloyd-George
  • James Cromwell as Cranky
  • Tony Martin as Richard Wilcox MP
  • Mackenzie Thomas as Emma Carmichael
  • Jack Ruwald as Harry Carmichael
  • Sibylla Budd as Lorraine Carmichael
  • Alan Dukes as Philip Lachlan Mp
  • Socratis Otto as Terry Ryan Mp
  • Bojana Novakovic as Molly
  • Lucy Velik as Yvonne
  • Christina Sankari as Lydia
  • Erroll Shand as Lenny
  • Luke Pegler as Nick
  • Heather Mitchell as Catherine Syddell
  • Alexander Bertrand as Murphy
  • Sam Parsonson as Hilly
  • Brenden Lovett as Dr. Williams
  • Adrienne Pickering as Nurse Corinne Syddell
  • Benedict Wall as Jones
  • Natasha Bassett as Nurse Alice
  • Philip Quast as Professor Quentin Ratchett
  • Harry Greenwood as Baxter
  • Julian Garner as St. John Moore
  • Ryan Johnson as Agent Martin
  • Andy Ryan as Agent Cartwright
  • Angus McLaren as Dalgleish
  • Alan Flower as Jack Dunne
  • Tate Dee as Justin
  • Marley Dee as Justin's Sister
  • Victoria Haralabidou as Maria
  • Shaka Cook as Sam
  • Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Peggy
  • Frances Djuilbing as Ruby
  • Randall Mettam as Corporal