Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities

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Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
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Premiere February 9, 2009
Finale May 4, 2009
Creator Greg Haddrick
Network Nine Network
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Screentime
Episodes 13
Origin Australia
Official Site Nine Network
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Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities is a 13-part miniseries about events in the Australian underworld between 1976 and 1986 particularly in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. It is a follow up to 2008's Underbelly but is actually a prequel. There are very few connections between the two stories but Caroline Craig narrates as Jacqui James again and draws some parallels between the events. Jacqui's mother, Liz Cruickshank, is the main female cop in the new series, who like Jacqui is a composite character of several real life cops. Most of the major criminals are not directly connected but since both are true stories the events of A Tale of Two Cities do establish the criminal world in which the first series, which starts 10 years after the end of this one, takes place. A third series, Underbelly: The Golden Mile focuses on the corrupt New South Wales police in the 80s and 90s and is a more of a direct sequel to this series.

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Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Roy Billing Robert "Aussie Bob" Trimbole
Anna Hutchison Allison Dine
Matthew Newton Terry Clark
Asher Keddie Liz Cruickshank
Peter Phelps Joe Messina

Episodes

# Title Airdate Prod.
1 Aussie Bob & Kiwi Terry February 9, 2009 114798-14
2 Bad Habits February 9, 2009 114798-15
3 Brave New World February 16, 2009 114798-16
4 Business as Usual February 23, 2009 114798-17
5 A Tale of Two Hitmen March 2, 2009 114798-18
6 Stranded March 9, 2009 114798-19
7 A Nice Little Earner March 16, 2009 114798-20
8 Diamonds March 23, 2009 114798-21
9 Judas Kiss March 30, 2009 114798-22
10 The Reckoning April 20, 2009 114798-23
11 The Brotherhood April 20, 2009 114798-24
12 O Lucky Man April 27, 2009 114798-25
13 The Loved Ones May 4, 2009 114798-26

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