The BEST Episodes of The Hollowmen

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 8, 2021

Network: ABC1

The Hollowmen is a comedy-drama set in the offices of the Central Policy Unit, a special think tank personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him in the most important job of all - getting re-elected. Their brief is "long term vision"; to stop worrying about tomorrow's headlines, and focus on next week's.

Wonder Drug

#1 - Wonder Drug

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 17, 2008

Pressure mounts on the Government to fund an expensive new pill, despite evidence that it may not be worth funding at all.

star 9.27
90 votes
Vulnerable to Attack

#2 - Vulnerable to Attack

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 24, 2008

The PM's plans to increase spending on national security run into trouble when the Department starts talking about cost-cutting. Meanwhile the Unit ends up exploiting some eager High School students who have won a trip to Canberra.

star 9.25
91 votes
Military Matters

#3 - Military Matters

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2008

After a visit to a military base goes wrong the Prime Minister becomes concerned that not enough people are joining the armed forces. The Unit are asked to solve the problem.

star 9.00
92 votes
Edifice Complex

#4 - Edifice Complex

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 10, 2008

Tired of opening other people's buildings, the Prime Minister dreams of leaving his own architectural legacy.

star 8.99
90 votes
The Ambassador

#5 - The Ambassador

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2008

The planned publication of a report on the selection criteria for overseas diplomatic postings threatens to derail the plans to appoint a long standing and demanding senator as ambassador to anywhere but here.

star 8.97
63 votes
Shared Interests

#6 - Shared Interests

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 3, 2008

A scandal with a Junior Minister and poor fashion sense leads to a "blippy dip" in the PMs public image. Murph handles a government crackdown whilst Tony tackles pin-stripes and French cuffs.

star 8.97
63 votes
A Housing Crisis

#7 - A Housing Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 27, 2008

With many Australians struggling to find a home, a report into the cost of maintaining Kirribilli House looks set to prove embarrassing for the Prime Minister. How can the Central Policy Unit justify his continued use of this "luxury weekender"?

star 8.94
34 votes
A Waste of Energy

#8 - A Waste of Energy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 2008

Global warming is hot on the agenda with the Unit taking up the government's new 'carbon challenge'. But a blindsighted promise to raise emission standards with China may cause some serious problems for international relations.

star 8.92
62 votes
Fat Chance

#9 - Fat Chance

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2008

After a radio interview turns into a talk back session where the topic of obesity comes up, the Prime Minister's team of advisers has to deliver the goods after the Prime Minister is accused of always looking into it but never doing anything. He declares that he will soon announce some new measures to tackle the problem. Fine tuning the new measures becomes coming up with some ideas from scratch.

star 8.56
151 votes
Rear Vision

#10 - Rear Vision

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2008

The Prime Minister is worried that his soon to be released budget lacks excitement. The Unit are called in to come up with something suitably impressive.

star 8.51
121 votes
A Quiet January

#11 - A Quiet January

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 8, 2008

As Christmas approaches the Unit realize that things are looking a little quiet for the Prime Minister. Media opportunities must be found before the new year.

star 8.32
90 votes
A Time for Talk

#12 - A Time for Talk

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2008

When conflict breaks out overseas, the Central Policy Unit must find a way to intervene without hurting the international relationships. Murph quickly finds that there is a lot of talk, but not much action.

star 7.10
93 votes