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R v Alford

Episode 2.06
Thu, October 11, 2012 (ABC1, 8:30)
Ratings: 0.802 million viewers (11th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Jeffrey Walker

A piercing scream splits the dawn silence of a leafy, suburban arcadia and Cleaver and Barney are soon defending an IT lecturer accused of severing his neighbour's penis with garden shears. Cleaver and Barney wade into the unfamiliar swamp of Rotarians, golf and backyard barbecues to uncover the truth behind the 'bobbitting'.

Barney and Nicole have failed in their attempts to end their affair, despite Nicole's approaching wedding. And even incurious Cleaver works out that the emotional rollercoasters of both Nicole and Barney are moving in sync. Only one thing could worsen their situation — Cleaver deciding to help.

Wendy is falling for Roger, the husband of Fuzz's ex-lover, while Fuzz has a surprise new girlfriend. When Cleaver attempts to cure Missy's depression at a dinner with his family, he ends up being everyone's target.

Scarlet and David are firmly on Cal McGregor's hook, but David's colleagues push him to sacrifice Scarlet to save himself. Poised between political oblivion and the dangled promise of the Opposition leadership, David, typically, prevaricates. Cal will happily fire a bullet at Scarlet in the hope it also takes out David, even better if he can wing Cleaver too. Scarlet realises there is only one lawyer devious and unethical enough to get her out from under the sword of Damocles.


  • 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
  • Natasha Bassett as Tara
  • Nicholas Bell as John Garden
  • Michael Bremer as Defamation Judge
  • Peter Carroll as Judge Walpole
  • Daniel Csutkai as Police Officer
  • Stephen Curry as Alex
  • Andrew Cutcliffe as Current Affairs Host
  • David Downer as Tom McManus
  • Alex Floros as Policeman
  • Eva Irwin as Policewoman
  • Andrew James as Cleaver's Doctor
  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Alannah
  • Louise Mignone as Chris
  • Diana Popovska as Cal's Secretary, Lilah
  • Susan Prior as Barbara
  • Chad Richards as Ambulanceman
  • Martin Sacks as Roger Evans
  • Patrick Thompson as Detective
  • David Villanti as Dario
  • Adam Zwar as Bob Oakley