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R v Fenton

Episode 2.02
Thu, September 13, 2012 (ABC1, 8:30)
Ratings: 0.821 million viewers (10th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Peter Duncan

Cleaver's affair with the Premier proves costly when her husband, Attorney-General Cal McGregor begins a campaign of harassment against him. David Potter sues him for defamation, and, after the clown punch-up at Max's birthday party, he's persona non grata to Barney as well.

Meanwhile, Barney and Scarlet are having counselling. He's also busy defending Lawrence Fenton — charged with fraud for posing as a board member around town in a campaign aimed against the corporate debasement of the English language.

Cleaver, meanwhile, is defending Damien Trengrove, who's accused of stealing two million dollars from a children's leukemia foundation run by his glamorous wife.

Cleaver arrives at ex-wife Wendy's as her book group discusses A Thousand Lies I Have Told by a new author, JM Doolan, and takes special notice of newly-divorced neighbour Sally. But both neighbour Sally and author JM Doolan have surprises in store for him.

Against his better judgement, Barney brings Cleaver in on the Lawrence Fenton case when Lawrence gatecrashes a global security conference being held by Cal McGregor for the British Home Secretary. David Potter uses the breach of security to embarrass the Attorney-General, who then charges Lawrence with terrorism.

Cleaver is now defending an innocent ex-school teacher whom Cal is determined to prosecute, and a slimy corporate thief who Cal wants to set free.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Lyall Brooks as Detective Smithy
  • Mitchell Butel as Paul
  • David Callan as Constable Saunders
  • Luke Carson as Fenton Trial Associate
  • Sep Caton as Constable Carter
  • Peter Flaherty as Carl
  • Noel Griffith as Omnico Board Member
  • Don Hany as Damien Tengrove
  • Katrina Hobbs as Sally
  • Jacinta John as Police Woman
  • Lachlan Judd as Adam Meagher
  • Deborah Kennedy as Meg Makepeace QC
  • Matthew Lilley as Joe Smith
  • Eliza Logan as Clara
  • Garry McDonald as Lawrence Fenton
  • Adam Marsden as David's Assistant
  • Indira Naidoo as TV Presenter
  • Helen O'Connor as Amanda
  • Silvio Ofria as Taxi Driver
  • Alice Parkinson as Clover Tengrove
  • David Pollard as Omnico Board Member
  • Tom Poulton as Max Meagher
  • Diana Popovska as Cal's Secretary, Lilah
  • Alyssan Russell as Police Woman
  • Stephanie Son as Barney's Secretary
  • Jack Thompson as Justice Beesdon
  • Madeline Towns as Zoe Meagher
  • Alexandra Walsh as Omnico Receptionist
  • Tony Lynch as Stunt Player
  • Raelene Chapman as Stunt Player
  • Sebastian Dickins as Stunt Player
  • Paul Doyle as Stunt Player
  • Ashley Fairfield as Stunt Player
  • Grant Fletcher as Stunt Player
  • Brett Praed as Stunt Player