Operation Buffalo: episode guide

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Episode 6

Sun, July 05, 2020
463,000 viewers (10th)
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.

Leo and Corinne decide who to trust, while Eva struggles with her abductor and Cranky tells Dalgleish that he wants to stay in the desert.


  • Ewen Leslie as Leo Carmichael
  • Jessica De Gouw as Eva Lloyd-George
  • James Cromwell as Cranky
  • Tony Martin as Richard Wilcox MP
  • Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Peggy
  • Frances Djulibing as Ruby
  • Shaka Cook as Sam
  • Angus McLaren as Dalgleish
  • Adrienne Pickering as Nurse Corinne Syddell
  • Benedict Wall as Jones
  • Sean O'Shea as Dr. Lewis
  • Mackenzie Thomas as Emma Carmichael
  • Harry Greenwood as Baxter
  • Matthew Backer as Dr. Myer
  • Brenden Lovett as Dr. Williams
  • Sam Parsonson as Hilly
  • Alexander Bertrand as Murphy
  • Sibylla Budd as Lorraine Carmichael
  • Bojana Novakovic as Molly
  • Lucy Velik as Yvonne
  • Alan Dukes as Philip Lachlan MP
  • Natasha Bassett as Nurse Alice
  • Andy Ryan as Agent Cartwright
  • Ryan Johnson as Agent Martin
  • Jack Ruwald as Harry Carmichael
  • Nicholas Hope as Dr. Breston
  • Tiriel Mora as Hugh Blackett
  • Benjamin Scott as Alan
  • Sam Plummer as Reporter
  • David Nicoll as Editor
  • Roland Powell as News Narrator
  • Bernard Ashby as Countdown Announcer