Picnic at Hanging Rock: episode guide

1.01 | 1.02 | 1.03 | 1.04 | 1.05 | 1.06

Episode 1.02

Sun, May 13, 2018
Written by Beatrix Christian
Directed by Larysa Kondracki

Hester Appleyard's three star pupils and a governess have disappeared. Led by a dogged sergeant, local men search for the missing. Has something supernatural befallen them? Or has a human outrage occurred?

Mrs Appleyard tries to contain mounting hysteria among her pupils by putting the college into lockdown. She believes the young orphan, Sara, obsessively devoted to Miranda, knows something about the disappearance. But Sara's loyalty to Miranda cannot be breached.

An aristocratic young Englishman, Michael Fitzhubert, was the last person to see the girls, and when the search is abandoned, he is compelled to return to the Rock where he makes a shocking discovery.


  • Natalie Dormer as Mrs. Appleyard
  • Lily Sullivan as Miranda Reid
  • Lola Bessis as Mademoiselle de Poitiers
  • Harrison Gilbertson as Michael Fitzhubert
  • Samara Weaving as Irma Leopold
  • Madeleine Madden as Marion Quade
  • Inez CurrĂ² as Sara Waybourne
  • Ruby Rees as Edith Horton
  • Yael Stone as Dora Lumley
  • Philip Quast as Arthur
  • Marcus Graham as Tomasetti
  • James Hoare as Albert Crundall
  • Mark Coles Smith as Tom
  • Don Hany as Dr Mackenzie
  • Jonny Pasvolsky as Sgt Bumpher
  • Anna McGahan as Miss Greta McCraw
  • Emily Gruhl as Minnie
  • Nicholas Hope as Colonel Fitzhubert
  • John Flaus as Mr Whitehead
  • Tom Hobbs as Louis Montpelier
  • Ros Gentle as Mrs. Fitzhubert
  • Neil Melville as Mr Hussey
  • Sibylla Budd as Mrs. Valange
  • Bethany Whitmore as Blanche Gifford
  • Mayah Fredes as Rosamund Swift
  • Alyssa Tuddenham as Lily Kenton
  • Kate Bradford as Rose Kenton
  • Markella Kavenagh as Myrtle Dawson
  • Lise Rodgers as Melbourne Snob
  • Kaarin Fairfax as Cook
  • Lyall Brooks as George Green
  • Lee Cormie as Constable Wilkins [miscredited as Lee Comie throughout]
  • Bruce R Carter as Tracker Joe
  • Damian Vuleta as Melbourne Husband
  • Huw Higginson as Jasper Cosgrove
  • Jodi Haigh as Melbourne Social Climber
  • Dan Haberfield as College Reporter
  • Adrian Pickering as Stunt Researcher
  • Roby Favretto as Viscount Wesley
  • Edwina Wren as Melbourne Sophisticate
  • Reg Roordink as Londan Man Shot
  • Bryce Jurgens as Wilkins Riding Double
  • Christopher Paton as Mike Riding Double