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Greene v Diaries

Episode 5.05
Sunday, September 16, 2018
505,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Andrew Knight
Directed by Shannon Murphy

There’s another new Prime Minister — Indigenous Liberal Greg Peters has arisen to lead the country with his own agenda; just as there’s panic in the Capital as ministerial diaries are to made public… and Cal’s upstaged by a pig.

It's a new week and a new Prime Minister — this time Indigenous Liberal Greg Peters (Tony Briggs) has come to the fore to lead the country… complete with his own agenda to right the errors of history in forming a treaty.

With no shortage of people with personal problems, Wendy’s (Caroline Brazier) practice is up and running, she’s now seeing more than a few pollies — including David Potter (Matt Day). But with ministerial diaries now to be published, each of them has to come up with inventive ways to diarise their time — not least of all Cleaver (Richard Roxburgh).

Meanwhile, desperate to get to a Souths NRL game Cleaver is trapped by a traffic accident which he bills as a meeting with emergency health care professionals. And then on arrival at the game Cleaver is cornered by a faintly familiar overzealous gaming producer and corporate box host Bevan Lee (Ewan Leslie), and in his haste to not miss a minute of the action, agrees to side with questionable policy, adding credence to the adage ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’.

Whilst setting old records straight with the political media, Cal (Damien Garvey) is upstaged by a pig — potentially of his half-brother Joe’s (Mark Mitchinson) doing. Discovering they’re sworn enemies, Cleaver plays Cal and Joe against each other, but when Cal busts a group of politicians colluding over diary entries, he proves he is back to his old ways ...


  • Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
  • Matt Day as David Potter
  • Adrienne Pickering as Missy
  • Caroline Brazer as Wendy
  • Kate Box as Nicole
  • Keegan Joyce as Fuzz
  • Damien Garvey as Cal McGregor
  • Jacek Koman as Jakub
  • William McInnes as Gareth Morrow
  • Mark Mitchinson as Joe McGregor
  • Jane Turner as Penny Evans
  • Jim Daly as Frank O'Brien
  • Tony Briggs as Greg Peters
  • Marta Kaczmarek as Maria Vargas
  • Sara Wiseman as Caitlin
  • Roy Billing as Senate President
  • Ewen Leslie as Bevan
  • Salvatore Coco as Loz
  • Bali Padda as Andy
  • Berynn Schwerdt as Bart
  • Yalin Ozucelik as Anzelm
  • Anna Cheney as Amy
  • Viliami Tafokitau as Ted
  • Felix Gentle as Peter
  • Elliott Weston as ALP MP 1
  • Emmanuel Nicolaou as ALP MP 2
  • Joanna Richards as Press Person [Judy]
  • Matt Hardie as Barista
  • Dilshan Rain as Ambo
  • Graeme McRae as Waiter
  • Cindy Wang as Customer