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Savage Play - Part Two

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1995

In the second episode of this drama based on the 1888-89 tour of Great Britain by the NZ Natives rugby team, Pony — one of the side’s stars — is courted by society and invited to shoot with the Prince of Wales; and his Māori blood is also a novelty in the music halls. He’s hoping to renew his acquaintance with Charlotte — the granddaughter of a rugby loving Earl — but there are matches to be played in London. Locating his English father is far from heart warming, but his disappointment is more than compensated for as Charlotte follows him to the city.

One loss after I don’t know how many wins and we’re back to being heathens.
– Pony (Peter Kaa)

Key Cast & Crew

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Alan Lindsay

Producer, Writer, Director

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David Hannay


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Robin Thomson

As: Durham

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Paris Jefferson

As: Violet

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Peter Bland

As: Prince of Wales

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Gavin Richards

As: Kim

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Made with funding from NZ On Air
Developed with the assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission