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Decision 87

Episode 2.01
Sunday, September 10, 2023 (ABC, 8:30)
324,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Emma Freeman

It's one year on and Helen and Dale are now established as 'The Golden Couple of News'. To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance… but the truth is more complex. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its Bicentennial year, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life — and whether that path can be together…

July 1987. It's Election Night 1987 — Hawke vs Howard. Competitor Geoff Walters is also making a comeback on a rival network.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Anna Torv as Helen Norville
  • Sam Reid as Dale Jennings
  • Khisraw Jones-Shukoor as Talk Show Assistant
  • Rory Fleck Byrne as Gerry Carroll
  • Sorab Kaidobad as Gerry's Floor Manager
  • Evan Hocking as Warm Up Guy
  • Michelle Lim Davidson as Noelene Kim
  • Chum Ehelepola as Dennis Tibb
  • William Mclnnes as Lindsay Cunningham
  • Caroline Lee as Jean Pascoe
  • Robert Taylor as Geoff Walters
  • James Saunders as Keith Mitchell
  • Marg Downey as Evelyn Walters
  • Philippa Northeast as Kay Walters
  • Maria Angelico as Cheryl Ricci
  • Caspian Dezfouli as Photographer
  • Stephen Peacocke as Rob Rickards
  • Dave Lawson as Trevor Lehmann
  • Lachlan Martin as Ray
  • Cazz Bainbridge as Marta
  • Daniel Gillies as Charlie Tate
  • Nick Simpson-Deeks as Paul
  • Jeremy Stanford as Paddy Hewitt
  • Szumai Anderson as Helen Stunt Driver
  • Nana Miyakawa as Noelene Stunt Double
  • Rowan Francis as Milt