Total Control: episode guide

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Episode 1.01

Sun, October 13, 2019 (8:33)
536,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Stuart Page
Directed by Rachel Perkins

A fearless Indigenous senator, barely weeks into her political career in Canberra, and betrayed at the highest level, must seek redemption and settle a score against the party, and the prime minister of Australia.


  • Deborah Mailman as Alex Irving
  • Rachel Griffiths as Rachel Anderson
  • Harry Richardson as Jonathan Cosgrove
  • Rob Collins as Charlie Irving
  • Anthony Hayes as Damien Bauer
  • Celia Ireland as Tracey Helliar
  • Wesley Patten as Eddie Irving
  • Huw Higginson as Peter Solomon
  • William McInnes as Laurie Martin
  • David Roberts as Kevin Cartwright
  • Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Jess Clarke
  • Trisha Morton-Thomas as Jan Irving
  • Rhys Muldoon as Interviewer [Sam]
  • Adele Perovic as Jillian Morell
  • James Sweeny as Christopher Bingham
  • Tony Barry as Phillip Anderson
  • Val Weldon as Marcie Maclean
  • Mia Evans as Young Woman
  • Ashlee Lollback as Dying Woman
  • Michelle Collins as Council Worker
  • Jeremy Fernandez as Newsreader
  • Lorna Dunkley as Newsreader
  • Patricia Karvelas as Newsreader
  • Andrew Geoghegan as Newsreader
  • Alyson Standen as QLD News Reporter
  • Damien Monk as Guard
  • Craig Alexander as President of the Senate
  • Eric Alexander as Governor General
  • Amal Awad as Driver
  • Rose Riley as Daphne Howard
  • Milan Pulvermacher as Staffer
  • Matt Rudduck as Staffer
  • Sara Isakka as Staffer
  • Sean Barker as Electrician
  • Rebecca Erin Fitzgerald as Makeup Artist
  • Tahnee Stroet as Studio Assistant
  • Darrell Bontham as Truck Driver
  • Richard Sydenham as Bauer Supporter
  • David Nicoll as PM's Driver
  • Andrew Price as Chief Whip
  • Malcolm Gall as Government Senator
  • Humphrey James as Bauer Senator
  • Carolyn Dante as Good Samaritan
  • Kiara Merylanne Duncan as Jess Clarke Double
  • Steven Elliott as Stephen
  • Tom Pritchard as PM's Advisor
  • Johnny Nasser as Journalist
  • Connor Van Vuuren as Van Driver
  • Peta Downie as Alex Irving Driving Double