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Series cast summary:
Rebecca Gibney ...  Julie Rafter 122 episodes, 2008-2013
Erik Thomson ...  Dave Rafter 122 episodes, 2008-2013
Michael Caton ...  Ted Taylor 122 episodes, 2008-2013
George Houvardas ...  Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis 121 episodes, 2008-2013
Hugh Sheridan ...  Ben Rafter 103 episodes, 2008-2013
Angus McLaren ...  Nathan Rafter 102 episodes, 2008-2013
James Stewart ...  Jake Barton 83 episodes, 2009-2013
Jessica Marais ...  Rachel Rafter 75 episodes, 2008-2013
Hannah Marshall ...  Loretta Schembri / ... 65 episodes, 2010-2013
Zoe Ventoura ...  Melissa Bannon 65 episodes, 2008-2013
Sabella Storey Sabella Storey ...  Ruby Rafter 64 episodes, 2010-2013
Hannah Storey Hannah Storey ...  Ruby Rafter 64 episodes, 2010-2013
Ryan Corr ...  Coby Jennings 62 episodes, 2009-2013
Jessica McNamee ...  Sammy Rafter 55 episodes, 2008-2013
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Centres around Dave and Julie Rafter and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary the couple thinks that they are finally about to have the house to themselves. But home is a very welcome refuge for their children and when unforeseen problems loom, they return like a boomerang. Written by Anonymous

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29 August 2008 (Australia) See more »

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The cricket match in episode 2 was filmed at Morrisons Park, Putney. See more »

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Fictional yet so real
16 February 2009 | by GreatnessequalsNicoleSee all my reviews

Packed To The Rafters is a perfect example of Australia's fantastic television industry. The show is not fake, although it is fictional, it deals with characters, relationships and experiences that everyone can relate to.

Packed To The Rafters focuses on the lives of the Rafter family made up of father, Dave (Erik Thomson), mother (Rebecca Gibney), the eldest, Rachel (Jessica Marais), middle child, Ben (Hugh Sheridan) and youngest, Nathan (Angus McLaren). Each episode is narrated by a different family member giving each episode an exciting new take on each characters life. Almost always Packed To The Rafters is full of happiness, joy and laughter. However, darker issues are covered especially when dealing with Rachel and her troubled life and relationships.

Packed To The Rafters is a rare show where the viewer is transported into a different family, which is so like their own, dealing with everyday issues that are exciting and often extremely funny.

The best show on Australian television since the ABC's hit drama, SeaChange.


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