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Savage Play - Part Three Television (Full Length Episode) – 1995 Sport Drama Romance

Savage Play - Part Three

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1995 Sport Drama Romance

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In the third episode of this drama based on the 1888-89 tour of Great Britain by the NZ Natives rugby team, the romance between Pony and Charlotte is gathering momentum. Charlotte’s grandfather — the Earl — might be alarmed by the tryst, but the Cambridge University rugby team has a far blunter way of expressing their displeasure with a Māori rugby player trying to cross class and racial lines. In the face of such opposition, Charlotte and Pony attempt to follow their hearts, but can they resist the pressures now being exerted by both of their cultures?

Key Cast & Crew

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Alan Lindsay

Producer, Writer, Director

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David Hannay

Producer

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Robin Thomson

As: Durham

He’s eccentric. He’s aristocratic, not necessarily like me, but it’s something I do rather well, I suppose. He’s a grandfather like I am. He has a troublesome granddaughter, which I sort of have.
– Ian Richardson (on his character Earl) (NZ Listener, 13 April 1996 - p.36)