Back to the Rafters

Back to the Rafters

After six years away Dave and Julie Rafter return to the city for a family reunion that not only reveals the various and surprising crises in the lives of their grown children but leads Julie to imperil her marriage as she searches for an answer to the pressing existential question, “Who is Julie Rafter?”

Release date

September 17, 2021

Production Companies

Seven Studios


Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Georgina Haig, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Willow Speers, HaiHa Le, Michael Caton, Kaspar Frost, George Houvardas, Aaron McGrath, Merridy Eastman, Libby Tanner, Rose Riley, Bruce Spence, Ezekiel Simat, Felix Williamson, Tahlia Moffatt


Jeremy Sims, Lynn Hegarty, Catherine Millar


Julie McGauran

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Pinch Me Linda

Finally accepting that their parents might indeed be contemplating separate lives, Ben and Nathan propose desperate measures to secure their parents’ role model marriage. But Dave has other ideas…

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Nathan finds self-reflection and healing at a wellness retreat in Buradeena. Meanwhile, Julie is forced to a conclusion about her and Dave’s future, and Ruby takes a stand against internet trolls.

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When compared to the rest of the Rafters, Ben thinks his life is looking up. But Cassie is harbouring a truth that will tear down his blissful ignorance.

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Issues Management

When Rachel comes home to secure Ruby as Youth Ambassador for one of her New York clients, she surprises everyone by arriving pregnant – further complicating everyone’s lives.

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Cross Currents

While Dave has taken Julie back to Buradeena to persuade her to stay, Ruby stays with her brothers in the city and becomes the next climate change social media sensation.

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Kung Pao Chicken

Julie Rafter’s life is thrown a curveball when a city reunion reveals crises in the lives of the rest of the Rafters, and causes her to question her own country-town happiness.

Premiere Date: September 17, 2021