The BEST Episodes of Barracuda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2021

Network: ABC (AU)

Based on award-winning novelist Christos Tsiolkas’ book and adapted for television in four parts, Barracuda is a moving story about identity, obsession, desire, the dizzy heights of success and the terrifying risk of failure. Starring Rachel Griffiths and Matt Nable and introducing Elias Anton as Danny Kelly.

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2000

#1 - 2000

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2016

It’s the opening night of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the nation is buzzing with excitement. It’s been two years since Danny’s public loss and humiliation at the Commonwealth Games and he is still consumed with overwhelming disappointment and anger. He finishes his day at his dead-end job and returns home to the Kelly house where the family feels more fractured than ever.

star 8.25
60 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Christos Tsiolkas
1997

#2 - 1997

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

After Danny’s success in Albury, he trains hard with the swim squad. And he’s finally earned their respect. However coach Torma unsettles Danny by insisting he change his stroke to butterfly. He believes Danny will never win gold with freestyle.

star 8.17
75 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Christos Tsiolkas
1998

#3 - 1998

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

Fresh from his world record-breaking swim, Danny’s dreams come true when he is accepted into the Australian squad for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. He celebrates with Taylor but their developing relationship takes a turn when Taylor introduces Danny to someone new.

star 8.07
61 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Christos Tsiolkas
1996

#4 - 1996

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2016

Daniel moves closer to his dream of winning Olympic gold when he wins a scholarship and starts training under respected coach Frank Torma. But he faces stiff competition from golden boy swimming champion Martin.

star 7.91
90 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Christos Tsiolkas