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Miles (Joel Tobeck) is 16. His family are falling apart and he's got a crush on his cousin. An imminent Royal visit offends his mother's political sensibilities and his father is spending too much time with a female neighbour. Christmas is coming and the twins have murder on their minds. Director Niki (Whale Rider) Caro's survey of the everyday eccentricities of family scored nods for best TV drama scipt and director at the 1994 NZ Film and TV Awards. The film was one of three half-hour dramas commissioned by TVNZ under the series title Another Country.


A perspective by Owen Hughes 11.10.2008

The Summer the Queen Came (Niki Caro, 1992) is one of three half-hour dramas commissioned by TVNZ under the series title Another Country. Supported by NZ On Air, and the NZFC, to ...

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My father made a living as a female impersonator and my mother was an anti-royalist ... we didn't usually use the word queen in our house. 


1994 TV Guide Film and TV Awards
Nominated for Best Television Drama, Script - Television Drama, and Best Director - Television Drama