Redfern Now: episode guide

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Episode 1.02
Thursday, November 08, 2012 (8:30, ABC1)
Ratings: 0.644 million viewers (11th)
Written by Michelle Blanchard
Directed by Catriona McKenzie

In her mid fifties, Coral's work brings her into contact with victims of abuse, which leads her to the mistaken conclusion that her daughter Rosie's bruised face is the result of domestic violence. So they don't talk.

On her way home from the local shops, Coral is knocked down by some teenage boys in a stolen car. One of them, Danny, who hadn't wanted to joyride anyway, stays to call an ambulance, but leaves before it arrives. The police trace the call back to his mobile, but Danny won't grass his mates and is sent to juvenile detention.

Released from hospital, Coral begins to have dizzy spells. She reluctantly lets her granddaughter Julie come to stay, but complains that Rosie — Julie's mother — didn't offer to come. All Julie wants is for them to forgive and forget. When the spells get worse, Coral is re-admitted to hospital and Julie agrees to stay on to look after the house.

Newly released from detention, Danny arrives with some stolen birdseed as an apology to Coral, but meets Julie instead. Properly smitten, he pretends he's from the pet shop. A romance slowly develops until Coral reveals that Danny was one of the kids who hit her. Julie refuses to see Danny, but he's determined to convince Julie and Coral of his innocence.


  • Tessa Rose as Coral
  • Rhimi Johnson Page as Danny
  • Shari Sebbens as Julie
  • Miranda Tapsell as Teneka
  • Kimi Swindells as Gaz
  • Dimitri Baveas as Justin
  • Jess Guivarra as Korey
  • Wayne Blair as Aaron Davies
  • Chum Ehelepola as Udit Pillay
  • Deborah Jones as Ambulance Officer #1
  • Alfred Coolwell as Neal
  • Jenny Munro as Aunty Jill
  • Mirko Grillini as Racist Taxi Driver
  • Victoria Kennedy as Julie's Mum
  • Harry Callaghan as Julie's dad
  • Simone Davidson as Teneka's Mum
  • Tony Ma as Shop Owner
  • Ron Zines as Pet Shop Owner
  • Lauden Scott-Rogers as Prison Guard
  • Gavin Aubrey as Prison Guard
  • Rosemary Johnson as Bruised Woman
  • Delma Currie as Neighbour
  • Andrew Beattie as Coral Stunt Double
  • Beau Karolos as Danny Stunt Double
  • Michael Duncan as Justin Stunt Double
  • Ben Toyer as Korey Stunt Double
  • Blake Lindsell as Bike Rider