McLeod's Daughters (season 1)

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McLeod's Daughters
season 1
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Season 1 DVD
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network Nine Network
Original release 8 August 2001 – 22 March 2002
Season chronology
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Season 2

The first season of the long-running Australian outback drama McLeod's Daughters began airing on 8 August 2001 and concluded on 22 March 2002 with a total of 22 episodes. Created by Posie Graeme-Evans and Caroline Stanton, the format is produced by Millennium Television and Nine Films and Television for the Nine Network distributed by Southern Star Group.

Cast[edit]

Regular[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

  • John Sheerin as Brian Cronin
  • Rodger Corser as Peter Johnson
  • Carmel Johnson as Beth Martin
  • Ben Mortley as Alberto Borelli
  • Luke Ford as Craig Woodland

Episodes[edit]

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No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Welcome Home" Chris Martin Jones Michaeley O’Brien 8 August 2001 (2001-08-08)
Spontaneous, audacious Tess meets reticent, stubborn Claire when the half-sisters are reunited by their father Jack's recent death and an "odd couple" situation is born. A simple mistake by Tess leads to Claire making some difficult decisions.
2 2 "Ducks on the Pond" Kay Pavlou Margaret Wilson 15 August 2001 (2001-08-15)
It's shearing time and one of the men arrives with a reputation as a killer. Tess witnesses strange goings on and uncovers a secret, as Claire struggles to maintain her authority over the shearers, desperate to meet the deadline for selling her wool.
3 3 "Don't Mess with the Girls" Chris Martin Jones Charlie Strachan 22 August 2001 (2001-08-22)
Jealousies arise as Claire competes in the rodeo while Nick and Alex compete for Tess's attention. Becky's reputation lands her in serious trouble, and the two sisters forget their differences and come to the rescue.
4 4 "Who's the Boss?" Kay Pavlou Claire Haywood & Sarah Smith 5 September 2001 (2001-09-05)
When Claire buys a pen of undernourished sheep from the stock sales, Tess questions her judgment. The truck transporting them breaks down, leaving the girls to drove the ailing sheep home on foot. Jodi's exam results bring a surprise conclusion.
5 5 "Taking the Reins" Donald Crombie Jackie McKimmie & Alexa Wyatt 19 September 2001 (2001-09-19)
Tess's confidence is shaken when she falls from her horse. She wonders if she truly belongs at Drover's Run, but finds her skill as a rider when Claire is in need. Claire makes her toughest decision since Jack's death.
6 6 "Reality Bites" Donald Crombie Margaret Wilson 26 September 2001 (2001-09-26)
When Claire finds evidence that her father loved Tess, she feels threatened. Meg and Claire discover more about Becky's home life when she temporarily returns to work at her parents' truck stop.
7 7 "Pride and Joy" Donald Crombie John Honey 3 October 2001 (2001-10-03)
A feral bull is wreaking havoc on Drover's Run, and Harry Ryan uses the opportunity to stake his own claim on the girls' property despite Alex's opposition.
8 8 "Stir Crazy" Donald Crombie Chris Hawkshaw 10 October 2001 (2001-10-10)
A steamy night gives away Meg's secret lover, and Claire puts her life on the line against a wild stallion that comes in the night to steal her prized mare.
9 9 "Into the Woods" Kay Pavlou Louise Crane 17 October 2001 (2001-10-17)
Tess puts herself in danger when she comes between a dangerous wild boar and Claire's beloved cattle dog.
10 10 "Haunted" Kay Pavlou Chris Hawkshaw 24 October 2001 (2001-10-24)
Emotional and traumatic events of past and present return to haunt the lives of the women of Drovers Run.
11 11 "Who's a Big Girl Now?" Chris Martin Jones Dave Warner 31 October 2001 (2001-10-31)
Meg struggles to cope with the reality of Jodi's coming of age and during the ensuing surprise party relationships are put to the test.
12 12 "Pandora's Box" Chris Martin Jones Deborah Parsons & Alexa Wyatt 7 November 2001 (2001-11-07)
Tess learns the impenetrable rules of what to say and not to say in the country and an innocent remark re open a very ugly wound, which divides the Ryan brothers.
13 13 "Love of My Life" Donald Crombie Giula Sandler 14 November 2001 (2001-11-14)
When the McLeods' neighbour, Bill Tilson decides to sell up and move to the city, Claire sees the precariousness of her own situation on Drover's Run. Meg meanwhile is preparing to make her annual tomato chutney. Despite her best efforts it tastes awful and she doesn't understand why.
14 14 "Dirty Pool" Donald Crombie Michaeley O’Brien 21 November 2001 (2001-11-21)
Cattle duffers working in the district. Killarney has been struck and a flock of Claire's sheep have gone missing. The arrival of Senior Constable Cook to inform Claire the sheep have been found in the national park puts the wind up Becky and Jodi who suspect he knows more than he's saying about Becky's altercation with Brian.
15 15 "If the Boots Fit" Kay Pavlou Cathy Strickland 28 November 2001 (2001-11-28)
Tess is left in charge of Drovers Run when Claire attends an AI seminar. Sparks fly when she meets Peter Johnson. Tess proves herself by saving cows from a polluted river.
16 16 "Playing to Win" Karl Zwicky Marieke Hardy & Alexa Wyatt 5 December 2001 (2001-12-05)
The sudden death of local farmer Max Martin alarms Harry, prompting inner fears of his own mortality, and a sudden outward drive to defy whatever fate may have in store by pursuing instant and rapid expansion of his property. Meanwhile Claire and Tess come across an accident involving one of their own with dramatic consequences for the Ryans.
17 17 "Girls Night Out" Kay Pavlou Louise Crane 13 February 2002 (2002-02-13)
A good sale at the sheep sales and the girls are ready to celebrate. A night at the pub, a bit of karaoke perhaps, all the signs of a great "Girls Night Out". But things don't go as planned when it is revealed that the new barmaid, Kimmy, has been copping the same abuse Becky fell victim to at the hands of Brian.
18 18 "More than One Way" Karl Zwicky Sally Webb 20 February 2002 (2002-02-20)
Claire is finding it difficult to come to terms with Tess' new found relationship with Alex. Her dream of developing a quarter horse breeding program at Drover's Run looks as if it may be close to coming to fruition and she's using it as an excuse to push Tess away. Claire is about to achieve her dream, and wants Tess to have hers - that little cafe in Brunswick she used to talk about.
19 19 "The Italian Stallion" Donald Crombie Dave Warner 27 February 2002 (2002-02-27)
Love is in the air over Drovers Run. When Alberto, an itinerant, good looking young Italian rescues Jodi from a rampant steer she falls hopelessly in love with him.
20 20 "Lover Come Back" Donald Crombie Michaeley O’Brien 6 March 2002 (2002-03-06)
Tess is obsessed with her new psychology theory - the three levels of why. But all the psychology in the world can't explain why Alex isn't as romantic as she would like him to be, why Becky and Jodi are at each other's throats, or why Loverboy - the bull Claire sells to Nick - keeps breaking out of Nick's yards and returning to Drovers Run.
21 21 "Friends Like These" Geoff Bennett John Honey & Chris Hawkshaw 13 March 2002 (2002-03-13)
After a grubby day mustering cattle, Tess is thrilled to see two friends turn up unannounced at the homestead. Simon and Briony are her best mates from TAFE. While they're still hugging hello they drop their bombshell. They've got a lease on the cafe they all dreamed about and they want Tess to come back to the city with them ASAP.
22 22 "Deep Water" Geoff Bennett Sarah Smith 20 March 2002 (2002-03-20)
Jodi is excited by the upcoming charity polo match she's organized to be played at Drovers Run - part of her fund-raising efforts for the Miss Gungellan quest. Becky finds Brian ransacking her room and he informs her the charges against him have been dropped. Becky is devastated. Everyone is alarmed when Brian's body is discovered in a dam.


Awards[edit]

Year Result Awards Category
2002 Won Silver Logie Most Popular New Female Talent - Lisa Chappell
2002 Nominated Silver Logie Most Popular Program

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