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R v Tanner

Episode 1.07
Thu, December 16, 2010
Ratings: 0.648 million viewers (13th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Jessica Hobbs

As Barney starts to rebound from his recent marriage woes, Joe Sandilands is publicly outed as one of the MPs who patronise brothel Club Jules. Meanwhile, seeking relief for a hang-over, Cleaver gets hit over the head during a botched robbery at a local pharmacy. So too does one of the hapless robbers when his accomplice takes a wild swing at a CCTV camera and misses, badly injuring his mate.

Feeling sorry for himself Cleaver calls Barney to the hospital, hoping Barney will see his injuries as punishment for his betrayal. But Barney sees this as just as another of Cleaver's manipulations To add insult to injury, a small piece about the attack on Cleaver in the newspaper is overshadowed by a story of an assault on a woman in Glebe. So Cleaver is delighted when he's presented with handling the defence of the woman's assailant, Travis Tanner — a case which came to him via Missy, who says she saw the accused elsewhere at the time of the assault.

When the injured robber dies, his mate is charged with manslaughter, and Cleaver is asked to defend him. Meanwhile, Joe Sandilands, having lost everything — including his wife and children, looks to Missy for solace but realises it's Cleaver who has her heart. Barney and Scarlet visit a marriage counsellor, where Barney makes it clear that their marriage is over — leaving Scarlet reeling.

When Joe commits suicide, everyone is devastated: after the funeral Barney uncharacteristically visits a pole-dancing club; a maudlin Cleaver, yearning for the good old days, kisses ex-wife Wendy; and Missy, the last to see Joe alive, turns to Cleaver, only later having to confront an angry David who wants to know why she's always going missing.

A family dinner for Fuzz's 16th birthday turns ugly when Fiona tells Fuzz she's leaving him for a younger boy.

Meanwhile Missy arrives at the Tanner trial to give evidence for the defence, but is instead confronted with something from her past that could change her relationship with Cleaver forever.


  • 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
  • Stewart Armstrong as Pharmacist
  • Kate Beahan as Simone
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Vanessa Bristow as Pole Dancer
  • John Brumpton as Leon
  • Roderic Byrnes as Tony
  • Richard Carter as Mick Corella
  • Daniel Cordeaux as Dr. Quinn
  • Lynette Curran as Colleen
  • Jeanie Drynan as Carmen
  • Peter Duncan as Judge #1
  • Gillian Emmett as Female Intern
  • Jane Fullerton-Smith as Sally Sandilands
  • Stephanie Colman as Reporter #3
  • Elaine Hudson as Judge #2
  • Hugo Johnstone-Bart as Travis
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Ben Maclaine as Prosecution Counsel
  • Mark McCann as Defense Counsel
  • Damian Monk as Policeman #71 (Thommo)
  • Jason Montgomery as Policeman #72
  • Catherine Moore as Junior Counsel
  • Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands
  • Indira Naidoo as Newsreader
  • Tom Poulton as Max Meagher
  • Warwick Rimmer as Head Juror
  • Victoria Thaine as Fiona McReady
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe Meagher
  • Kerry Walker as Prue
  • Vaughan White as Josh