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Packed to the Rafters

Genres: Comedy, Comedy-Drama

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Packed to the Rafters is an Australian comedy-drama television series created by Bevan Lee which features a mix of lighthearted comedy woven through the plot and revolves around the Rafter family facing work pressures and life issues, whilst also tackling serious social issues.

The series premiered in Australia on the Seven Network on 26 August, 2008.

Packed to the Rafters premiered in South Africa on DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel on Tuesday 30 June 2009, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 1

Packed To The Rafters is a dramedy that features a unique storytelling format whereby the perspective changes each episode - so one week the story's told through the eyes of one character and the next another.

The scenario: Julie and Dave Rafter have double reason for celebration - it's their 25th wedding anniversary and their youngest son is finally leaving home (although his new place is a little closer than expected.)

Unfortunately, as they look forward to a second honeymoon, unforeseen problems loom. Dave faces unemployment, Julie's widower father suffers a panic attack, son Nathan and daughter-in-law Sammy announce they need a place to stay, and daughter Rachel leaves her abusive boyfriend.

With their empty nest full once more, plenty of drama, lots of laughs and a few tears ensue as the Rafters learn to live under the same roof as their grown-up children again.

Seasons

Series exclusive to SONY

Season 1 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 30 June 2009 | Finale: 24 November 2009 | Tuesdays, 20h30

Season 2 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 21 September 2010 | Finale: 15 February 2011 | Tuesdays, 20h30

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 3 May 2011 | Finale: 27 September 2011 | Tuesdays, 20h30

Season 4 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 29 March 2012 | Finale: 23 August 2012 | Thursdays, 20h30

Season 5 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 1 May 2013 | Finale: 10 July 2013 | Wednesdays, 15h35 (double bill)


Season 1 Cast

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Ben Rafter

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Dave Rafter

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Julie Rafter

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Melissa Bannon

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Nathan Rafter

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Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis

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Rachel Rafter

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Sammy Rafter

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Ted Taylor

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Chrissey Merchant

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Female Reporter

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Heath

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Kat Ripley

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Lauren Valco

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Lucy

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Paul

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Rita Karandonis

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Ron Barrett

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Steve Wilson

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Trish Westaway

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Warney

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Kerry


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