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R v Marx

Episode 1.02
Thu, November 11, 2010
Ratings: 0.666 million viewers (21st)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Peter Duncan

Cleaver's gambling debts are mounting, but on the upside, and much to the chagrin of tax lawyer David Potter who's been in constant pursuit, Cleaver has managed to get the case against him adjourned once again.

But trouble is brewing with Barney and Scarlet's marriage and Cleaver is the meat in the sandwich. After their recent heart-to-heart, Scarlet turns up at Cleaver's flat hinting at an affair, and hiding when Barney arrives a few minutes later.

Meanwhile, Cleaver and Barney take on a case of jury tampering, where Lucy Marx, an attractive 38-year-old — a detail that doesn't go unnoticed by Cleaver — has made headlines by seducing a juror for information after her daughter is found guilty of murder.

But Cleaver is left reeling when 'Missy' turns up at a restaurant on the arm of his nemesis David Potter, who a few days later makes headlines when he tackles a gunman, gets shot, and becomes a 'hero'.

Meanwhile, Cleaver reluctantly agrees to let his son Fuzz use his flat for assignations with his girlfriend, while Fuzz's mum is kept in the dark. Barney, convinced that Lucy Marx is right about her daughter's innocence, sets off to unearth the real murderer, but doesn't quite get the result he was looking for.

With a tip-off from his prosecutor wife Scarlet, Barney warns Cleaver that Lucy Marx is using him. As Cleaver tries to manipulate the court case, his relationship with Lucy Marx is revealed, and makes him, yet again, the target of investigation by the Bar Association.

As he drowns his sorrows in a local bar, Cleaver looks up to see Scarlet standing outside in the rain looking at him longingly. Can life get any more complicated for Cleaver Greene?


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Melissa (Missy) Partridge
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Richard Carter as Mick Corella
  • Zoe Coyle as Jan
  • Mike Duncan as Bruce (Stunt Performer)
  • Mark Duncan as Gunman (Stunt Performer)
  • Tanya Goldberg as Leanne
  • Ryan Johnson as Marty
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz
  • Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher
  • Haiha Le as Vanessa Wong
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Belinda Lee as Vanessa Wong Card Girl 1
  • Guy Leslie as Dennis the Menace
  • Anna Martin as Katrina Ryan
  • Lisa McCune as Lucy Marx
  • Robbie McGregor as Surgeon
  • Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands
  • Indira Naidoo as Newsreader
  • Stephen Peacocke as Michael Warner
  • Tom Poulton as Max Meagher
  • Fiona Press as Judge Jessica Mason
  • Brett Rogers as PD
  • Tom Simmons as Police Officer
  • Ivan Topic as Turgut Erzeran
  • Madeleine Towers as Zoe Meagher
  • Adrian Twigg as DPP
  • Martin Vaughan as Chief Judge
  • David Villanti as Dario
  • Matthew Walker as Bill (Advisor)
  • Cathy Zhang as Vanessa Card Girl 2
  • John Gregg as Tax Court Judge [uncredited]