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Hounds - Episode Five

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2012

In this acclaimed comedy series the life of a lawyer goes to the dogs, when his father’s death throws him into Auckland’s low-rent greyhound racing scene. In the second to last episode, Will’s mongrel crew have a new dog, trainer Marty does community service and Will takes on a retail job. The Downlow Concept production screened late Friday nights on TV3. Stuff television critic Chris Philpott thought it the best scripted comedy New Zealand had produced to date. Hounds won Best Comedy at the 2012 NZ TV Awards.

No pressure mate, but if you win today Daddy won't have to touch young boy's feet anymore.
– Will (Toby Sharpe) to greyhound Bernie Lomax

Key Cast & Crew

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The Downlow Concept

Writer, Director

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Toby Sharpe

As: Will

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Matt McPhail


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Ryan Lampp

As: Greg Towel

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Ian Gordon

As: Retirement Facilitator

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Mabel Wharekawa-Burt

As: Maureen

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Made with funding from NZ On Air


Theme song composed by Chabs and Milky (James Dansey of The Sneaks and James Milne of Lawrence Arabia)

Music supervision by Franklin Road