Wakefield: episode guide

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Episode 1

Friday, April 02, 2021 (ABC iView)
Sunday, April 18, 2021 (ABC)
309,000 viewers (11th)
Writer: Kristen Dunphy
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Nikheel Katira is a gifted nurse working at Wakefield - a psychiatric hospital in the haunting and majestic Blue Mountains. A long-repressed trauma from Nik’s past is coming back, whether he likes it or not. A rich ensemble of staff and patients surround him, each with their own desires, stories, and emotional baggage. Wakefield is an intriguing puzzle set in the hidden world of mental illness. It explores the fine line between sanity and madness, between humour and pathos, bringing Nik to a shattering emotional reckoning.

James is a running his finance business from the ward. Ivy is running from the screaming baby she can't bond with and when a song gets stuck in Nik's head, it triggers deeply buried memories he doesnt understand.


  • Rudi Dharmalingam as Nik Katira
  • Geraldine Hakewill as Kareena
  • Mandy McElhinney as Linda
  • Dan Wyllie as James
  • Felicity Ward as Collette
  • Megan Smart as Ivy
  • Harry Greenwood as Trevor
  • Sam Simmons as Pete
  • Bessie Holland as Tessa
  • Guy Simon as Mr Invisible
  • Victoria Haralabidou as Cath
  • Richie Miller as Omar
  • Pacharo Mzembe as Rohan Achebe
  • Alex Menglet as Petrov
  • Monica Kumar as Renuka
  • Miritana Hughes as Seffa
  • Kershawn Theodore as 12 Year Old Nik
  • Alicia Gardiner as Jennifer
  • Mark Hill as Rod
  • Amali Golden as Nadia
  • William Lodder as Ted
  • Aaron Sloss as Jake
  • Anthony Brandon Wong as Clive
  • Robert Jago as Officer #1
  • Gabrielle Edwards as Ambo #1
  • William Edwards as Ambo #2
  • Mia Artemis as Teenage Girl
  • Harper Rickard-Cain as Grace
  • Chris Horsey as Station Master
  • Damian De Boos-Smith as Busker
  • Dean Povic as Tessa Stunt Dbl
  • Kavindu Attanayake as Nik Dancing Dbl
  • Georgie Fabien as Ivy Tap Double
  • Leah Howard as Dancer
  • Nigel Turner-Carroll as Dancer
  • Robyn Forsythe as Dancer
  • Mitchell Roach as Dancer
  • Chloe Latham as Dancer
  • Sally Dangar as Dancer
  • Cameron Box All as Dancer
  • Angelina Thomson as Dancer
  • Mark Hill as Dancer