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The Australian version of Rake stars Richard Roxburgh as a Sydney barrister named Cleaver Greene who works on cases that the majority of other barristers and lawyers would not touch. This is largely because the clients he faces are largely guilty of the crimes for which they are being tried.

Cleaver is a morally bankrupt character who has few qualms when it comes to who he sleeps with and how he goes about defending his clients. Rake defends different defendants in each episode, with the surrounding cast of characters who work alongside him affected in different ways by his philandering and hard living ways. On many occasions, Cleaver Greene spends a large amount of his time battling problems in his personal life, which is consistently on the verge of unraveling under the weight of his money and personal problems.

Throughout the seasons of rake, Cleaver spends much of his time defending clients he does not like and usually knows are guilty of the crimes they are charged with, meaning he must find inventive ways of defending his clients.

Sunday 8:30 PM et/pt on ABC1
5 Seasons, 45 Episodes
November 4, 2010
Comedy, Drama
8.6/10
Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier
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  • Morrow has been toppled, aided and abetted by his half-brother Joe, Cal McGregor is now PM. Following an international incident and a monumental cover up, will the capitol implode whilst our heroes chose to explode?

  • After a 21-week term Peters is out as PM and Morrow is in; Cleaver's own plumbing issues shed light on the true cause of the explosion at Parliament House; and an intended hit gone wrong results in a Senate resignation.

  • It's a new week and a new Prime Minister. Indigenous Liberal Greg Peters has come to the fore to lead the country with his own agenda; just as there's panic in the Capital as ministerial diaries are to be published.

  • A new PM is sworn in on the eve of Anzac Day, and Cleaver is served with a summons in the defamation case Evans vs Greene ahead of a heated debate over the sell-off of the Aussie ice cream icon - the Oz Ripple.

  • Incriminating multimedia and a missing US Defence Secretary puts Cleaver firmly in the sights of the Secret Service as it comes to light that the suspected terrorist attack may have been caused by something much more benign.

  • After taking up residency in Canberra as a Senator in Federal Parliament, Cleaver has old foes and new. A terrorist gas attack on New Parliament House causes the seat of government to move down the hill to its old home.

  • Aided by Jack, Cleaver's new political campaign starts to take off, but his competition includes Jane---helped by Cal---and now David. Trying to be less selfish, Cleaver attempts to bring Nicole and Barney back together.

  • After an old-school judge hands Cleaver's client a heavy sentence, Cleaver goes on a rant that has devastating consequences. Cleaver is jealous when Wendy considers a life abroad with Jack, while Bevan takes his relationship with Nicole to the next level.

  • Cleaver represents David at his murder trial, but Barney can't bring himself to help defend David. Melissa escapes her forced detox at Wendy's house with Fuzz's help, as Cleaver's sister Jane begins her political campaign.

  • Barney and Cleaver defend a photojournalist accused of lewd acts and breaking into celebrities' houses. David resigns as leader of the opposition amid murder charges, and Wendy wants Cleaver to move out of her house.

  • When a witness at Edgar's trial points the finger at Cleaver for drug trafficking, Cleaver starts to realize that he's being set up to take the fall for Edgar's crimes. Meanwhile, Cal takes advantage of Melissa's worsening cocaine addiction.

  • The film about Melissa and Joshua premieres, with a surprising casting choice for Cleaver. After a scuffle with David and a drug-fueled night of partying, Cleaver meets Felicity, the sister of his former cellmate, Malcolm.

  • Cleaver's appeal is granted after he mentions a triggering word to a corrupt judge. Cleaver wants to celebrate, but a lot has happened since he's been inside. Barney has a new outlook on life after a startling diagnosis.

  • Cleaver languishes in prison surrounded by enemies including former attorney general, Cal, and mob-boss Mick's older brother, George, who runs the penitentiary. As Cleaver tries to survive his sentence, Scarlet works on Cleaver's appeal.

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