Les Norton (2019– )
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You Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids 

Les Norton is a country bloke who blows into Sydney on the run from a troubled past. He gets a job as a bouncer at the infamous Kelly Club and finds himself dragged into a web of underground criminality.


Jocelyn Moorhouse


Morgan O'Neill, Morgan O'Neill (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Bertrand ... Les Norton
Kate Box ... Lauren 'Lozza' Johnson
Hunter Page-Lochard ... Billy Dunne
Pallavi Sharda ... Georgie Burman
Syd Zygier Syd Zygier ... Const. Emily Gold
Steve Le Marquand ... Sgt Ray 'Thumper' Burrell
Justin Rosniak ... Eddie Salita
David Wenham ... Price Galese
Rebel Wilson ... Doreen Bognor
Stephen Peacocke ... Murray 'Muzza' Norton
Angus Sampson ... The Narrator (voice)
Daryl Colquhoun Daryl Colquhoun ... Bishop
Luke Davis ... Teen
Mike Duncan ... Biker
David Hunt David Hunt ... Police Commissioner


In Sydney to avoid the Bender Boys, from Dirranbandi, Les Norton has found work at The Kelly Club, run by Price Galese. Working as a doorman at the club, Les proves his worth when a group of bikies make trouble. Les meets the local cop on the payroll, Sgt Ray 'Thumper' Burrell, and probationary constable Emily Gold. Coming to the attention of management, Les is introduced to his boss, Price Galese. Les proves his mettle under Price's interrogation. Leaving the club after work, manageress Georgie hands Les the address to her girlfriend Lozza's place in Bondi, where there is a room to rent. Back at his current doss, a backpackers in Sydney's King Cross, he settles in for the night. Only to be rudely awoken in the morning by an unknown man in a leather coat, with an order to come with him. Leather coat turns out to be Price's fixer Eddie Salita, ex special forces and afraid of very little. Les has impressed Price, and Price wants him to help Eddie with a bit of business. Mayhem ensues, ... Written by Shane Brightman

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


Did You Know?


"You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids" was also the title of one of Robert Barrett's books featuring Les. See more »


One of the Thai Sheilas calls Les a Ranga. Ranga is Aussie slang for a red head. The term wasn't used until the early 2000's, but the show is set in the 1980's. See more »


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Written by Greedy Smith (as Andrew Smith)
Performed by Mental As Anything
Published by Syray Pty Ltd
Administrated by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Under exclusive license from Syray Music
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia
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4 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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