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Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five Television (Full Length Episode) – 1983 Drama Young Adults

Sea Urchins - Series Three, Episode Five

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1983 Drama Young Adults

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For the third series of this TVNZ kidult drama, the location moved from the Hauraki Gulf to the Marlborough Sounds, where there's also plenty of water for floatplane and speedboat thrills (and an explosion). Brothers Peter, Nik and Hape — the "sea urchins" — attempt to foil a thuggish gang of tuatara and kākāriki smugglers, led by cravat-wearing evil mastermind, Carl. The urchins are aided on the ground and in the air by a young Rebecca Gibney (the Packed to the Rafter's star's first major TV role), while future broadcaster and Wiggle Robert Rakete plays Nik.

Key Cast & Crew

Les Hansen

Director

John Whitwell

Producer

Julian Dickon

Writer

I don't know, I've never tried landing a plane before!
– Karen (Rebecca Gibney)

Produced by

  • TVNZ

  • Limelight Television Productions

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