Rake (2010–2018)

R vs Lorton 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | Episode aired 3 August 2011
Cleaver takes on a case defending a once famous, but now homeless, artist accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy in a lane.


Rachel Ward


Andrew Knight, Peter Duncan (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Roxburgh ... Cleaver Greene
Matt Day ... David Potter
Adrienne Pickering ... Melissa Partridge
Russell Dykstra ... Barney Meagher
Danielle Cormack ... Scarlet Meagher
Caroline Brazier ... Wendy Greene
Geoff Morrell ... Joe Sandilands
David Field ... Denny Lorton
Noah Taylor ... Stanley Shrimpton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erryn Arkin Erryn Arkin ... Constable Saunders
Myriam Besso Myriam Besso ... Judge Barrett
Kate Box ... Nicole
Michael Bremer Michael Bremer ... Wal Duncan
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Ben Rigby
Josef Brown Josef Brown ... Ben Rigby


Cleaver takes on a case defending Denny Lorton - known as Pica - a once famous but now homeless artist who is accused of murdering a 15-year-old male prostitute in a city back lane. Still struggling with his Scarlet-related demons, and nervous about working with Barney on the case, Cleaver arrives drunk to an art gallery event, making a spectacle of himself in front of Missy and David. But Missy has her own problems as she continues the charade about her past in her new life with David. When David introduces her to Attorney General Joe Sandilands - a client from her Club Jules days - her heart skips a beat. But Joe keeps schtum. With Joe encouraging David to run for office, Missy finds herself at a parliamentary garden party and out of her depth, and once again turns to Cleaver for support. Meanwhile, the atmosphere between Scarlet and Cleaver is less sexual and more combative, while at home Barney gives Scarlet the cold shoulder. At a school visit to discuss their son's lack of ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

3 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Cleaver Greene: You know what my first act will be when I run this country?
Melissa Partridge: Make threesomes compulsory?
Cleaver Greene: Okay... uhhh... my second act will be to abolish five day weather forecasts and publicly execute those who give them.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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