The Valley Between: episode guide

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Part 5


August 11, 1996
Written by Noel Robinson
Directed by Robert Marchand

When Bruno goes on his rabbit trapping rounds, he meets up with a wild-looking hermit, Ebenezer Blitz, and his wolf-like dog. But for the moment he forgets the encounter as his family runs into a series of troubles. When a bull being prepared for slaughter breaks loose, Bruno hits the wrong lever and dad breaks his leg. Suddenly Bruno finds himself as the man of the family with all the responsibilities of running the farm. One morning, Bruno and his mum discover that all their turkeys have been killed. Suspecting a fox, Bruno and his friends go hunting, and again Bruno encounters the mysterious, aloof Ebenezer and his threatening dog.

Dad returns home on crutches and tensions in the Gunther household begin to simmer. When dad finds out that Eddie Berg has been helping out around the farm, he is furious. While Bruno begins preparing for his role in the school play, Lottie is at her wits' end. Deciding to get away from her father's stubborn refusal to accept Eddie, she leaves for the Barossa Valley. As Bruno returns to the hills with some Harvest Day presents for the lonely Ebenezer he makes a disturbing discovery.


  • Christian Kohlund as Marcus Gunther
  • Susan Lyons as Ellie Gunther
  • Jamie Croft as Bruno Gunther
  • Sophie Heathcote as Lottie Gunther
  • Caroline Winnall as Emma Gunther
  • Mignon Kent as Anna Gunther
  • Ann Burbrook as Miss Knightley
  • Philip Holder as Jack Ryan
  • Josh Picker as Eddie Berg
  • Jeremy Schwerdt as Benny
  • Charlotte George as Laura Kleinig
  • Brett Ferris as Ossie
  • Geordie Brookman as Herbie
  • Wyn Roberts as Ebenezer Blitz
  • John Cousins as Hermann Heinz
  • Russell Newman as Mr Mibus
  • Don Barker as Uncle Gus
  • Frank Whitten as Pastor
  • Sheila Duncan as Mrs Kleinig
  • Andrew Mazanek as Ben Kleining
  • Judy Blieschke as Bertha Obst
  • Phylis Burford as Mutter Eisenstein
  • Emily Branford as Magda
  • Danny Cowles as Fritz
  • Carmel Johnson as Esther Langspiegel