Pine Gap: episode guide

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Episode 1

Episode 1.01
Sunday, October 14, 2018 (8:30, ABC)
581,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Felicity Packard
Directed by Mat King

In the secretive world of US/Australian Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, the A-Crew intelligence team is faced with a terrorist attack on a civilian plane and the stunning discovery that there is a mole in their midst.

A team of talented Australian and American intelligence analysts work together to ensure global stability in one of the world’s most important and secretive joint intelligence facilities... Pine Gap. But the relationship between the Australian and American intelligence analysts working at Pine Gap isn’t always rosy.

Simmering beneath the surface are flashpoints of personality, culture and politics and with a new global player encroaching, and the world inching closer to war — trust, betrayal, love and loyalty all come into question: What do you do for your country, what do you do for those you love and what do you do for yourself?

Filmed in Adelaide and the Northern Territory, the six-part spy thriller Pine Gap stars Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Jacqueline McKenzie (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, 4400), Steve Toussaint (Fortitude, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant, Wolf Creek Season 2), Stephen Curry (Hounds of Love, The King, Cloudstreet), Lewis Fitz- Gerald (Janet King, Hunters), Mark Leonard Winter (Cleverman, Top of the Lake) and Jason Chong (Guardians of the Tomb, Wolf Creek Season 2).

They are joined by Sachin Joab (Lion, Jack Irish), Edwina Wren (Hunters, Offspring), Alice Keohavong (The Rocket), Simone Kessell (The Crossing, Of Kings and Profits), Kelton Pell (Redfern Now, Cloudstreet) and Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mystery Road the Series).


  • Parker Sawyers as Gus Thompson
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Kath Sinclair
  • Steve Toussaint as Ethan James
  • Tess Haubrich as Jasmina Delic
  • Stephen Curry as Jacob Kitto
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald as Rudi Fox
  • Mark Leonard Winter as Moses Dreyfus
  • Sachin Joab as Simon Penny
  • Edwina Wren as Eloise Chambers
  • Alice Keohavong as Deb Vora
  • Simone Kessell as Belle James
  • Jason Chong as Zhou Kin
  • Kelton Pell as Dr Paul Dupain
  • Madeleine Madden as Immy Dupain

Guest Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Rob MacPherson as President Larry Kerr
  • Christopher Kirby as Denver Controller [v/o]
  • Dan O'Grady as Trevor Souter
  • David Rosenberg as Pentagon [v/o]
  • Lochlin Maybury as English Backpacker
  • Derek Goh as Bolin Wang
  • Craig Allen as ABC Newsreader #2
  • Adam Tuominen as Leon D Crew MD
  • Michael Hill as B Crew MD
  • Peter Ferris as C Crew MD
  • Argha Chakaborty as Adib Khauci
  • Lisa Flanagan as Leslie - Cafeteria Worker
  • Matthew Holmes as Prime Minister Philip Burke
  • Brad Williams as Dr. Adam Francis
  • Rome Champion as Andre James
  • Tyson Taylor-Palmer as Lewis James
  • Tess Fowler as Gillian Maxwell
  • Leah Vandenberg as Gemma McMillan
  • Chad Michael as Kath's Executive Assistant
  • Natasha Leigh Raja as Piper
  • Michael-Anthony Taylor as Will Thompson
  • Martins Keyen as Craig Thompson
  • Martin Campbell as Brian - Bus Driver
  • Tiffany Lyndall-Knight as Bartlett Controller [v/o]
  • Ashley Brown as Creech Controller [v/o]
  • Jane Norman as ABC Newsreader #1