Back to the Rafters: Season 1

Back to the Rafters: Season 1

Back to the Rafters: Season 1

Six years on since the finale of Packed to the Rafters, the Rafter family returns with this six-part series with Dave (Erik Thomson) and Julie (Rebecca Gibney) living their new life in the country with youngest daughter Ruby (Willow Speers).

As everyone comes together in Sydney to celebrate Dave and Julie’s 35th Anniversary, history repeats and circumstances force them all to cram into Ben’s two-bedroom home. During the visit it becomes apparent that the older Rafter children are facing new challenges with Ben (Hugh Sheridan) recently married to Cassie (HaiHa Le) and hoping to start a family, Nathan (Angus McLaren) trying to do it all as a single dad to Edward (Kaspar Frost) and Rachel (Georgina Haig) living a secret life in New York. Granddad Ted (Michael Caton) struggles to find his place, Julie wrestles with the pain of being absent from the rest of the family, whilst Dave treasures his Buradeena easy lifestyle finding a new mate in his young employee, Paddo (Aaron L. McGrath) who shares his love of motocross racing.

2021Australia
ComedyDrama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
16 September 2021

Kung Pao Chicken

Julie Rafter's life is thrown into confusion when, after six years away, a city reunion reveals crises in the lives of the rest of the Rafters and causes her to question her own... MORE country town happiness.

EPISODE 1.2
16 September 2021

Cross Currents

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

EPISODE 1.3
16 September 2021

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.

EPISODE 1.4
16 September 2021

The Most Together One In The Family

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

EPISODE 1.5
16 September 2021

Pounded

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

EPISODE 1.6
16 September 2021

Pinch Me Linda

Finally accepting that their parents might indeed be contemplating separate lives, Ben and Nathan propose desperate measures to save their parents' role model marriage.

Back to the Rafters: Season 1 / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Lee has given this central duo a new stage and lease of life that just might provide enough dramatic tension, tears and laughs to make you fall in love with the Rafters, whether it be for the first time, or all over again.

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The Conversation

The Conversation

The writers of Back to the Rafters have not tried to emulate the familiar concerns of the past. Instead they created issues relevant to 2021, with all the current complications attached.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Back to the Rafters is sentimental, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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