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R v Wooldridge & Anor

Episode 2.03
Thu, September 20, 2012 (ABC1, 8:30)
Ratings: 0.780 million viewers (10th)
Written by Peter Duncan
Directed by Rowan Woods

Missy's book about her life as a prostitute has caused a sensation, and she's engaged to the infamous founder of an on-line leaks site, Joshua Floyd.

Meanwhile, Cleaver sleeps with the niece of an ex-girlfriend, who has a budding film career and loves Alfred Hitchcock movies. When he discovers she's not yet 16, he's horrified but it's too late. She's been charged with accidentally killing a fellow actor while filming a scene, and blackmails Cleaver into defending her.

Cleaver's debt to the Corellas has prison-widow Kirsty making amorous plans for his repayments schedule, while he's fighting David Potter over the defamation case.

Scarlet applies for a job with Attorney-General Cal McGregor, and her disdain for Cleaver gets her the job.

Meanwhile, Cleaver's woes escalate when Fuzz reveals that he's been having an affair with Wendy's flirty neighbour Sally.

An Alfred Hitchcock thriller on late night TV opens Cleaver's eyes to the fact that his 16-year-old client may well be a blossoming psychopath. Just when he thinks things could not be more complicated, Missy walks back into his life.


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Russell Dykstra as Barney Meagher
  • Danielle Cormack as Scarlet Meagher
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Robyn Malcolm as Kirsty
  • Steve Le Marquand as Col
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz (Finnegan) Greene
  • Di Adams as Patroness
  • Bob Baines as Judge Robbo
  • Stephen Bourke as Politician
  • Michael Bremer as Defamation Judge
  • Matilda Brown as Constable Keah
  • Patrick Connolly as Grollo
  • Jahne Coutts-Smith as Mariah
  • Airlie Dodds as Emily
  • David Downer as Tom McManus
  • Martin Henderson as Joshua Floyd
  • David Hynes as Det Harry Love
  • Victor Keller as Justice O'Shea
  • Stephen Leeder as Homeless Man
  • Elizabeth Maywald as Caroline Wooldridge
  • Peter McAllum as QC
  • Alex Menglet as Gerard
  • Rhys Muldoon as Lincoln Lincoln
  • Marshall Napier as Prosecution
  • Robert Noble as Milo Markley
  • Brigid O'Sullivan as Justice Pritchard
  • Jan Oxenbould as Patroness
  • Diana Popovska as Cal's Secretary, Lilah
  • Maya Stange as Charlotte Gardyne
  • Lily Sullivan as Michelle
  • Ben Toyer as Young Man
  • Felix Williamson as Emily's Defence
  • Warwick Young as Ted Wooldridge