Orange Roughies was a 'border security' drama series following a Police and Customs task force in Auckland. Storylines included drugs busts, undercover ops and plenty of motorised chase action. In this excerpt from the first episode, customs officer Jane Durant (McLeod's Daughters actor Zoe Naylor) boards a ship suspected of trafficking children from China. The TV One series was devised by ex policeman Scott McJorrow and Rod Johns, for production company ScreenWorks.
We've got movement. Joust, the galloping gourmet's, out. And flogging the boss' smokes.– Danny Wilder (Nicholas Coughan)
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Song 'Long White Cross' by Pluto