Duggan starred John Bach as brooding Detective Inspector Duggan, attempting to solve murders amid the tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand's answer to Inspector Morse was first introduced in tele-features Death in Paradise and Sins of the Fathers, followed by an eleven episode series. The award-winning Gibson Group drama was conceived by Marion McLeod, with Donna Malane and Ken Duncum as lead writers. The turquoise waters of the Sounds made for an evocative setting in this sharp, classy Kiwi whodunit. Rachel Davies writes here about the show's birth.