Packed to the Rafters (2008– )

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Centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary the couple thinks that they are finally about to ... See full summary »

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 Julie Rafter (122 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Dave Rafter (122 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ted Taylor (122 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis (121 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Ben Rafter (103 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Nathan Rafter (102 episodes, 2008-2013)
James Stewart ...
 Jake Barton (83 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Rachel Rafter (75 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Loretta Schembri / ... (65 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Melissa Bannon (65 episodes, 2008-2013)
Sabella Storey ...
 Ruby Rafter (64 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Ruby Rafter (64 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Coby Jennings (61 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Sammy Rafter (55 episodes, 2008-2013)
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Centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary the couple thinks that they are finally about to have the house to themselves. But home is a very welcome refuge for their children and when unforeseen problems loom, they return like a boomerang. Written by Anonymous

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Fictional yet so real
16 February 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Packed To The Rafters is a perfect example of Australia's fantastic television industry. The show is not fake, although it is fictional, it deals with characters, relationships and experiences that everyone can relate to.

Packed To The Rafters focuses on the lives of the Rafter family made up of father, Dave (Erik Thomson), mother (Rebecca Gibney), the eldest, Rachel (Jessica Marais), middle child, Ben (Hugh Sheridan) and youngest, Nathan (Angus McLaren). Each episode is narrated by a different family member giving each episode an exciting new take on each characters life. Almost always Packed To The Rafters is full of happiness, joy and laughter. However, darker issues are covered especially when dealing with Rachel and her troubled life and relationships.

Packed To The Rafters is a rare show where the viewer is transported into a different family, which is so like their own, dealing with everyday issues that are exciting and often extremely funny.

The best show on Australian television since the ABC's hit drama, SeaChange.


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