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Hunter's Gold - First Episode Television – 1976 Drama Adventure Children

Hunter's Gold - First Episode

Television – 1976 Drama Adventure Children

PG Parental Guidance
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This classic kids’ adventure series follows a 13-year-old boy on a quest to find his father, missing amidst the heady 1860s Otago gold rush. Under the reins of producer John McRae, it brandished unprecedented production values, and panned the Central Otago vistas for all their worth. Its huge local popularity was matched abroad (BBC screened it primetime); it showed that NZ-made kids’ drama could be successfully exported. This first episode sees plucky Scott Hunter (Andrew Hawthorn) steal away to Tucker’s Valley, spurred on by his doubting uncle.

Key Cast & Crew

The goldfields is no place for a lad of your age - do you realise it would take a grown man three weeks to get there? [...] No, Scott you can’t go to Tucker’s Gully!
– Scott's aunty lays down the law

Produced by

South pacific tv

South Pacific Television

Availability

Available to buy on DVD from TVNZ.

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by TVNZ.

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