Packed to the Rafters

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Packed to the Rafters
Packed to the Rafters-title.jpg
Premiere August 26, 2008
Finale July 2, 2013
Creator Bevan Lee
Network Seven Network
Style 60-minute Comedy drama
Company Seven Productions
Seasons 6
Episodes 122
Origin Australia

Packed to the Rafters is about a couple, Dave and Julie Rafter, who have recently had son Ben, the last of their three children move out of home, and are looking forward to having the house and time to themselves. However, it is short-lived when son Nathan and his wife Sammy return home to save money for their first home, daughter Rachel returns to escape a violent relationship and Julie's father Ted, who has recently lost his wife, finds himself unable to cope on his own.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Rebecca Gibney Julie Rafter 1 2 3 4 5 6
Erik Thomson Dave Rafter 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jessica Marais Rachel Rafter 1 2 3 4 6
Hugh Sheridan Ben Rafter 1 2 3 4 5 6
Angus McLaren Nathan Rafter 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jess McNamee Sammy Rafter 1 2 3 6
George Houvardas Nick "Carbo" Karandonis 1 2 3 4 5 6
Zoe Ventoura Melissa Bannon-Rafter 1 2 3 5
James Stewart Jake Barton 2 3 4 5 6
Ryan Corr Coby Jennings 2 3 4 5 6
Hannah Marshall Loretta "Retta" Schembri-Karandonis 3 4 5 6
Brooke Satchwell Frankie Calasso 5 6
Jacob Allan Matt Jennings 4 5 6
Zoe Cramond Emma Mackey 4 5 6
Ben Mingay Buzz Graham 6
Merridy Eastman Donna Mackey 4 5 6
Fiona Spence Eleanor McCormack 6
Michael Caton Ted Taylor 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Caroline Brazier Chrissy Merchant 1 2
Justin Rosniak Stuart "Warney" Warne 1 2 4
Luke Pegler Daniel Griggs 1 2
Sarah Chadwick Trish Westaway 1 2 3 6
Dina Panozzo Rita Karandonis 1 4
Kate Fitzpatrick Marjorie 1 2
Craig McLachlan Steve Wilson 1 2 4
Ria Vandervis Layla Soubrani 2
Kristian Schmid Alex Barton 2 3 4 5
Mercia Deane-Johns Grace Barton 2 3 4
Gillian Jones Rachel "Chel" Warne 2 3
John Howard Tom Jennings 3 4
Camille Keenan Bree Jennings 4
Andy Anderson Jim Barton 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Seven Network
Season One August 26, 2008 March 24, 2009 22
Season Two June 30, 2009 November 24, 2009 22
Season Three June 29, 2010 November 16, 2010 22
Season Four February 8, 2011 March 20, 2012 22
Season Five April 17, 2012 April 9, 2013 22
Season Six April 23, 2013 July 2, 2013 12

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One December 2, 2009 6
Season Two TBA 6

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Date #
Soundtracks
Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack November 29, 2008 1
Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack, Vol. 2 September 18, 2009 1

External Sites