Harrow (TV series)

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Created by
Written byStephen M. Irwin Leigh McGrath
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
  • Leigh McGrath
  • Tracey Robertson
  • Nathan Mayfield
Production location(s)Brisbane
Production company(s)
  • Hoodlum Entertainment
Original networkABC
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release9 March 2018 (2018-03-09) – present (present)
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Harrow is an Australian television drama series that premiered on ABC on 9 March 2018. The series stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Daniel Harrow, and consists of ten episodes. On 2 May 2018, ABC renewed the series for a second season.[1]


Harrow tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, a forensic pathologist with a total disregard for authority. He has an unfailing empathy for the dead which helps him solve even the most bizarre of cases. Willing to bend every rule, he is determined to give victims a voice and reveal the truth behind what happened to them. Meanwhile, a terrible secret from his past threatens him, his family, and his career. [2]


The ten part series is written by Stephen M. Irwin and is created and produced by Leigh McGrath. The series is the first international drama production for the Disney-owned ABC Studios International, which has teamed up on the project with Hoodlum Entertainment, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Queensland. It is filmed in Brisbane and the offices and laboratories are set in the heritage-listed former Brisbane Dental Hospital and College.[3] On 2 May 2018, ABC announced that they had commissioned a second season of the series with filming set to begin in September, 2018.[1]


  • Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Daniel Harrow, senior medical examiner at the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine (QIFM), a smart and maverick scientist who always wants to find the truth[4], but hides a dark secret[1].
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Sergeant Soroya Dass, a crime investigator of the Queensland Police, and Harrow's love interest.
  • Remy Hii as Simon Van Reyk, a forensic pathologist who's Harrow's assistant and protégé.[4]
  • Anna Lise Phillips as Stephanie Tolson, Harrow's ex-wife and Fern's mother. A primary school teacher.[4]
  • Darren Gilshenan as Lyle Fairley, a pathologist at QIFM who's a firm believer in following the rules but always finds himself in Harrow's shadow.[4]
  • Damien Garvey as Bryan Nichols, Detective Senior Sergeant at Queensland Police's Criminal Investigation Branch.[4]
  • Ella Newton as Fern Harrow, Harrow and Stephanie's daughter, who's been living on her own on the streets for two years. [4]
  • Hunter Page-Lochard as Callan Prowd, Fern's boyfriend.[4]
  • Robyn Malcolm as Maxine Pavich, Director of the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine and Harrow's boss. [4] As of episode 4, she's also dating Nichols.
  • Tony Barry as Jack Twine, Harrow's ex-boss and mentor, now living in a nursing home (season 1).


  • Luke Whoriskey as Harry Sullivan, Fern's friend
  • Uli Latukefu as Jesse Walsh, Stephanie's new boyfriend.


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
Aus. viewers
1"Actus Reus" ("Guilty Act")Kate DennisStephen M. Irwin9 March 2018 (2018-03-09)306975-1665,000[5]
2"Ex Animo" ("From The Soul")Peter SalmonStephen M. Irwin16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)306975-2561,000[6]
3"Hic Sunt Dracones" ("Here be Dragons")Peter SalmonStephen M. Irwin23 March 2018 (2018-03-23)306975-3N/A
4"Finis Vitae Sed Non Amoris" ("The End of Life, but not of Love")Tony KrawitzStephen M. Irwin30 March 2018 (2018-03-30)306975-4N/A
Harrow and Dass independently research the serial number of the metal plaque Simon found in the water bones. After consulting Jack, Harrow finds the orthopaedic surgeon who implanted it and convinces his widow to let him steal the file just before Dass arrives. He later burns it. At the same time, Harrow and Dass are called to investigate the bones of a woman found in a tree. They discover she was a homeless woman looking for her missing baby boy, but the DNA test said the boy she kidnapped wasn't hers. She was still stalking the boy when she was killed, and Harrow realizes she was a chimera, and the boy really was her son. Though the woman who kidnapped her child is arrested, Harrow realizes it was the boy who stabbed her out of fear. Meanwhile, Harrow and Dass go on an accidental double date with Stephanie and her new boyfriend. After Callan is suspiciously ambushed after buying drugs for sale with their money, Fern negotiates with the dealer, who gives her new drugs to sell.
5"Non Sum Qualis Eram" ("I'm not what I used to be")Tony KrawitzStephen M. Irwin6 April 2018 (2018-04-06)306975-5462,000[7]
Fern is selling the drugs she obtained from Billy at a party where a girl jumps out the window. Meanwhile, another woman is killed in a park. The police discover that Harrow's car was leaving the scene, after Fern stole it. A guilty-feeling Fern gives Harrow a sample of the drugs to save another girl who's in ER. When the police closes on Fern, Harrow tries to help her and discovers both cases are connected: the woman was the drug cook and was killed by Billy under the influence of her own drugs. During the case, Harrow and Dass hook up in his boat. Afterwards, Fairley calls Dass, telling that his theory, unlike Harrow's, is that the bones had been in the water less than a year. The bones are shown to belong to Stephanie's missing second husband.
6"Aurum Potestas Est" ("Gold is Power")Tony TilseStephen M. Irwin13 April 2018 (2018-04-13)306975-6N/A
Dass becomes interested in the case of Stephanie's missing second husband, a gambling-addicted ex-cop called Robert Quinn, and prevents the river bones from being cremated. Dass and Harrow are called to the case of a Danish student whose body has been found chopped in the railways. But the investigation is hindered by politics, as it concerns a Chinese businessman the government is going to sign a very important mining contract with, up to the point that two thugs kidnap Harrow and threaten Stephanie. The businessman escapes prosecution but Dass finds Quinn's car in a lake. Meanwhile, Callan's stepmother agrees to give him the house of her deceased brother to live, but Fern doubts leaving.
7"Pia Mater" ("Gentle Mother")Tony KrawitzStephen M. Irwin20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)306975-7N/A
Dass is taken off the case when it comes to light she's sleeping with Harrow. Maxine doesn't want Harrow to know the bones may be Robert's. Nichols investigates Robert, and visits Stephanie. Fern learns about the car from Stephanie and tells Harrow. Meanwhile, a new case arrives, a car crash with two bodies, mother and son, and Maxine orders Harrow and Fairley to share. Simon finds a 20 years-old bullet in the son's brain. With the help of an old cop, Harrow connects the son to the decades-old disappearance of a young girl, a friend of his sister. The son killed the girl, and his mother tried to kill him, but the bullet changed his personality. A few days ago the bullet moved and, as his old personality returned, he tried to kill his sister. The mother, who had terminal cancer, caused the fatal accident to protect her daughter. Meanwhile, Harrow learns Dass has a son in Melbourne. Callan leaves, but Fern stays because she still has things to solve.
8"Peccata Patris" ("Sins of the Father")Catriona McKenzieLeigh McGrath27 April 2018 (2018-04-27)306975-8N/A
Nichols discovers Quinn replaced two tires in his car days before his disappearance. The divers find the missing skull, which is identified as Quinn. Stephanie reaches to Dass about a car that's stalking her house. Dass discovers Stephanie has Quinn's missing wedding band, which she tells Nichols about after he explains Stephanie is a suspect. Stephanie claims she found the ring in the mailbox, but swears she didn't kill him. She also has an alibi: she was at the hospital with a broken rib. Meanwhile, Harrow investigates the death of an gay high-school rower. Harrow and Simon discover the boy didn't fell down where he was found, which leads them to the teammate the boy had oral sex with. The teammate's bigoted father pushed the boy against an ornamental stone fountain, causing a fatal head blow, and then forced his son to help him dispose of the body. As Maxine is considering a job offer in Geneva, Fairley starts maneuvering for her job. After he accidentally tell Nichols about it, the Detective proposes marriage to her. Harrow tells Dass about how his father's hanged himself and how Jack Twine took him under his wing afterwards, gifting him an antique surgery kit. Nichols' team finds out it was Fern who slashed Quinn's tires.
9"Lex Talionis" ("The Law of Retaliation")Daniel NettheimStephen M. Irwin4 May 2018 (2018-05-04)306975-9N/A
Nichols' team investigates Fern. He asks Maxine if Harrow worked on October 3rd. She sees two asterisks besides his name and asks Simon about it. Fern hires a detective to check the last calls to Quinn's phone and discovers the last number belongs to a pay phone on Harrow's harbor. Nichols tries to blackmail Callan into betraying Fern, but he instead uses his two phone calls to warn her and Harrow. Nichols' team discover their alibi: Callan was arrested for drug possession and Fern was obtaining the money for his bail. Simon learns from QIFM's tech support the asterisks mean the server was down and Harrow told them the hours himself. Checking the pawn shop's security cam, Dass finds about the antique surgery kit Fern pawned off and Harrow recovered. Meanwhile, Jack calls Harrow because he suspects foul play in the death of a fellow nursing home resident. After he and Simon examine the body at the anatomy school, he realizes the man had a SS tattoo removed. He works out he was killed by another resident, a Czech woman who's an Auschwitz survivor. She smothered him with a pillow because he was responsible for her sister's death. Harrow says he won't tell. While he's talking with her, Jack dies on his bed. Maxine accepts Nichols' marriage proposal.
10"Mens Rea" ("Guilty Mind")Daniel NettheimStephen M. Irwin11 May 2018 (2018-05-11)306975-10571,000[8]
Harrow next case is a murder-suicide where the victim was a renowned hematologist. The suicide victim wakes up in the autopsy table and locks up Harrow in the room. He believes his late wife was misdiagnosed by the victim and that Harrow's autopsy covered the truth. Dass realizes the kit's bone cutter may have been used on Quinn's finger. Simon asks Stephanie about her wedding ring. Dass finds Simon at Harrow's boat, and they share their suspicions about Harrow while Fern watches them. Harrow escapes and calls an ambulance. Dass finds the orthopedic surgeon's report at the hospital, also realizing Harrow stole the other. At the boat, Simon finds the cutter missing from the kit. Harrow admits he killed Quinn after he confessed sexually abusing Fern repeatedly, and then threatening to kill her mother if she told. They fought and Harrow chocked him. He tells Simon to do what he must. Nichols obtains a search order for Harrow's office and arrests him. Harrow lets them on the boat, but when he opens the surgery kit, they're all surprised to find the cutter inside. A box with Jack's things arrives at QIFM, where Maxine finds with a letter that gives Harrow an alibi. Fairley tells Harrow Jack overdosed on oxycodone. Harrow realizes Simon took the cutter from the anatomy school's set. He asks him why he risked his career and Simon says he taught him to look for the why. Fern meets Harrow at his boat. She's realized what Harrow did and they cry before she leaves with Callan. Later, someone shoots him on the deck.


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  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 July 2017). "Ioan Gruffudd To Topline Australian Drama Series 'Harrow' From ABC Studios Int'l".
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