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Series cast summary:
Rebecca Gibney ...  Julie Rafter 122 episodes, 2008-2013
Erik Thomson ...  Dave Rafter 122 episodes, 2008-2013
Michael Caton ...  Ted Taylor 122 episodes, 2008-2013
George Houvardas ...  Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis 121 episodes, 2008-2013
Hugh Sheridan ...  Ben Rafter 103 episodes, 2008-2013
Angus McLaren ...  Nathan Rafter 102 episodes, 2008-2013
James Stewart ...  Jake Barton 83 episodes, 2009-2013
Jessica Marais ...  Rachel Rafter 75 episodes, 2008-2013
Hannah Marshall ...  Loretta Schembri / ... 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Zoe Ventoura ...  Melissa Bannon 65 episodes, 2008-2013
Sabella Storey Sabella Storey ...  Ruby Rafter 64 episodes, 2010-2013
Hannah Storey Hannah Storey ...  Ruby Rafter 64 episodes, 2010-2013
Ryan Corr ...  Coby Jennings 62 episodes, 2009-2013
Jessica McNamee ...  Sammy Rafter 55 episodes, 2008-2013


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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They return like a boomerang


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Most of the exterior shots are filmed at locations in Southern Sydney including establishing shots at Oatley and Lugarno shopping centres as well as the Captain Cook Bridge. See more »


Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Episode #9.3 (2009) See more »


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WAS a great show!
24 August 2011 | by threefordsSee all my reviews

Wow channel 7, what the hell happened? All of the female lead role actors are jumping ship faster then I have ever seen for a new soap. Last season went for 6 shows (WTF?), and upon its return this Aug 2011, it seems like it has lost its magic. Are the actors 'over it', because it seems like all the spark has gone flat. Rachael has gone, Mel has gone, Carbo's flat mate has gone (now on Winners and Loosers).

I never thought I'd say this, but my hectic time schedule allows for Winners and Loosers these days. I am afraid Packed to the Rafters have had too many false starts.

I loved this show so much too. A shame!

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