Underbelly - Squizzy: episode guide

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Squizzy Cooks a Goose

Episode 6.08
Sunday, September 08, 2013 (10:00)
Ratings: 381,000 viewers (20th)
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Shawn Seet

Convicted of harbouring the executed murderer and bank robber Angus Murray, Squizzy is sent to gaol where he is confronted by his enemies, the Narrows Gang's Whiting brothers. His punishment at their calloused hands is brutal and soul destroying.

Meanwhile, surviving on her own, Ida gives birth to their baby girl, Gloria, and the young mother begins to grow-up fast.

When Squizzy is released, his health compromised, he again flirts with the idea of going straight and opens a men's barber shop, and he and Ida, who's loyally waited for him, set up house in a room above Dolly's brothel. But a leopard finds it difficult to change its spots and it isn't long before Squizzy strikes a deal to sell cocaine in partnership with former foe Long Harry Slater. Once again, Squizzy dreams of re-establishing his criminal eminence.

A turn of fate leads the former Governor of Victoria's wife, Lady Stanley, to Squizzy. She encourages him to turn his entrepreneurial mind away from crime. She allows him to see what he could be and for one glimmering moment he looks to an altogether different future. But Squizzy's die is cast, and he discovers he has more enemies outside gaol than in.

A plot is hatched to kill him and on a cold day in October, 1927, in a humble cottage in Carlton, he dies in a gunfight. So who was it that fired the fatal shots? Snowy Cutmore returned from Sydney? Snowys vengeful mother? Long Harry Slater? Henry Stokes? Long Harry and Stokes acting in concert? A hired gunman from Sydney acting on yet another party's orders? Or a bent cop with a grudge to settle? The truth may never be known, but one thing is for sure; Squizzy Taylor was the architect of his own downfall.

Note: after 68 episodes and 3 telemovies, the Underbelly franchise concludes but Screentime will revisit the characters from the first series in Fat Tony & Co to air in 2014.


  • Susie Porter as Rose Taylor
  • Camille Keenan as Dolly Grey
  • Diana Glenn as Annie Stokes
  • Elise Jansen as Lorna Kelly
  • Gracie Gilbert as Ida Pender
  • Jane Allsop as Lady Margaret Stanley
  • Jared Daperis as Leslie "Squizzy" Taylor
  • Joel Stavenuiter as Ragged Kid 1
  • Nicholas De Rossos as Ragged Kid 2
  • Luke Ford as Albert "Tankbuster" McDonald
  • Paul Ireland as Tram Driver, Mr McBean
  • Emma Reid as Miss Daphne Allcorn
  • Peter Rowley as Divorce Magistrate
  • Robert Plazek as Judge's Associate
  • Ashley Zukerman as Det. James Bruce
  • Peter Maver as Lady Stanley's Chauffer
  • Philip Murphy as Vicar
  • Lee Mason as Eugene Gorman
  • Andrew Blackman as Judge Woinarski
  • Ken Radley as Det. John Brophy
  • Dan Wyllie as Det. Frederick Piggott
  • Christopher Broadstock as Crown Prosecutor MacIndoe
  • Deiter Kune as Jury Foreman
  • Sam Greco as "Bunny" Whiting
  • Ian Dixon as Ted Whiting
  • Grace & Heidi Frederiksen as Baby Gloria (6 months old)
  • Burkhard Dalliwitz as Fritz the Piano Player
  • Colin Hutson as George Garnham
  • Fletcher Humphrys as Edward Jenkins
  • Nathan Page as Henry Stokes
  • Richard Cawthorne as "Long Harry" Slater
  • Barry Stones as Ivan The Terrible
  • Peter Moon as Squizzy's Tailor
  • Guy Alexander Lumsden as Respectable Bussinessman
  • Matt Boesenberg as John "Snowy" Cutmore
  • Timothy O'Dwyer as Drinker
  • Hannah Gadsby as Charlie the Photographer
  • Eloise & Isobel Henry as Baby Gloria (2 years old)
  • Kerryn Gamble as Little Lonsdale Passer-by
  • Thomas Belleville as Shoeshine Kid
  • Kym Wheare as Billie the Bookie
  • Lesley Coleman as Snowy's Mum
  • Khan Chittenden as Frank Green
  • Caroline Craig as Jacqui James/Narrator
  • Adrian Pickering as Stunt Actor
  • Roy Edmonds as Stunt Actor


  • "Little Red Rooster featuring Mia Dyson" performed by Shane O'Mara, Mia Dyson and Matty Vehl
  • "Love Letter" performed by Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
  • "Milonga Para Gardel" performed by Cosmo Cosmolino
  • "Flannelette Border" performed by Backsliders (Australia)
  • "Little Red Rooster - Low and Dirty" featuring Loretta Miller performed by Shane O'Mara, Loretta Miller and Ralph Rehak
  • "Money" performed by The Delta Riggs
  • "I'll See You In My Dreams" performed by Joe Brown