Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
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 Cleaver Greene (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 David Potter (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Barney Meagher (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Nicole (32 episodes, 2010-2016)
Caroline Brazier ...
 Wendy Greene (31 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Fuzz Greene (30 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Melissa Partridge (28 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Scarlet Meagher (28 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Cal McGregor (23 episodes, 2012-2016)
Tom Poulton ...
 Max Meagher (19 episodes, 2010-2016)
Madeline Towns ...
 Zoe Meagher (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
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 Col Mancusi (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Lachlan Judd ...
 Adam Meagher (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

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Foolishly avoided this when it first came out
24 March 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

…but have rectified that with desperate anticipation driven out of absolute addiction.

It is magnificently written, cast, structured and performed.

What makes it most riveting to those of us blessed with living in and around the actual locations and situations, is that lots of the stories are absolutely true (given a few exaggerations here and there) with "only the names changed to protect the guilty".

I can't imagine how they got filming permission for the scenes in the actual NSW parliament, when the story line revolved around the rottenness of our recently evicted government.

If only the real party hacks were as funny as their corruption is real. Maybe we could actually forgive them. Instead they are dull, boring, incompetent and corrupt, very little amusement value there.

Hard to imagine anyone ever playing the role of Cleaver Green to the hilt the way Richard Roxborough has. Having seen the dull, American rendition, makes Richard's performance only shine the more brilliantly.

I hope there are many more series in the pipeline. This show is honestly the best I have seen in decades. Right up there with Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. And a whole lot funnier! :)


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