Underbelly: episode guide

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The Black Prince

Episode 1.01
Australia: February 13, 2008 (Nine, 8.30-9.30)
Victoria: September 16, 2008
New Zealand: March 30, 2008
Netherlands: August 16, 2009 (Veronica)
Aus Ratings: 1.326 million viewers (3rd)
Melbourne Ratings: 0.429 million (35th)
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Tony Tilse

A warm summer's night in early 1995 and two young uniformed police officers, Steve Owen and Jacqui James, are on patrol in St Kilda. Events about to unfold will dominate their lives for the next nine years.

The Melbourne gangland wars start the night the gangster Alphonse Gangitano, "The Black Prince of Lygon Street", and one of the legendary Carlton Crew gang, murders a low-life crim named Greg Workman at a St Kilda party for the sheer hell of it.

The charming gangster Alphonse gets away with the murder by convincing two witnesses not to testify, but the killing sets the tone for the mayhem that will follow, and sets Alphonse himself on a path to self-destruction.

Note: National ratings for the series reflect only the audience in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth but not Melbourne due to the series having been banned in Victoria for legal reasons until September of 2008. Underbelly was filmed from July 02 to October 19, 2007.


  • Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano
  • Les Hill as Jason Moran
  • Charlotte Gregg as Taylor
  • Laura Gordon as Ella
  • Giuseppe Mauceri as Friend #1
  • Kelly Downey as Friend #2
  • Lliam Amor as Greg Workman
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James
  • Rodger Corser as Steve Owen
  • Jane Harber as Susie Money
  • Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams
  • Frankie J Holden as Garry Butterworth
  • Beatrice Bradley as Gangitano Daughter #1
  • Portia Bradley as Gangitano Daughter #2
  • Danielle Carter as Virginia Gangitano
  • Callan Mulvey as Mark Moran
  • Sam Berkery as Morna Son
  • Eliza Szonert as Trish Moran
  • Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran
  • Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto
  • Martin Sacks as Mario Condello
  • Gerard Kennedy as Graham Kinniburgh
  • Lauren Clair as Tracey Seymour
  • Paul Glen as Proprietor Caravan Park
  • George Kapiniaris as Lawyer
  • Ferdinand Hoang as Chinese Maitre'd
  • Caroline Lloyd as Immigration Officer #1
  • Darren Mort as Immigration Officer #2
  • John Barressi as Nervous Barber
  • Tolga Bakan as Sports Bar Bouncer #1
  • Joe Spadaro as Sports Bar Bouncer #2
  • Sharka Kulic as Barmaid
  • Phillip Nsbongile Ncube as Campbell Lawler
  • Emma Moore as Nicola
  • Mike Frencham as Uniform Constable


  • "Four on the Floor" performed by Spiderbait
  • "Cyclone on Ceylon" performed by Oleg Kostrow
  • "Rigoletto, Act III: La Donna E Mobile" performed by Yordy Ramiro
  • "O' The Night" performed by Symbiosis
  • "Garage Party" performed by Mr Jigga
  • "To The Sea" performed by Kiril Dzajkovski
  • "Tarantula" performed by Pendulum featuring Tenoryfly and Spyd
  • "Sweet and Sexy" performed by Rune Lindbaek