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Seekers - I Hope You Know What You're Doing (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1986

This Wellington-set 80s TV series sees real estate agent Selwyn, TV producer Nardia (early turns from Temuera Morrison and Jennifer Ward-Lealand) and art student Ben (Kerry McKay) as a young trio united by a mysterious invitation. At an antique shop dinner the three adopted children discover that they share a colourful birth mother, before becoming players in a game for a legacy of $250,000 (and more existential prizes). This first episode features ouija boards and a funeral at Futuna Chapel; alongside 80s knitwear, a saxophone score and du jour animated titles. 

Her one desire was to present exceptional children to an admiring world.
– Maggie (Bridget Armstrong) in disguise

Key Cast & Crew

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John A Givins


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Temuera Morrison

As: Selwyn Broadhead

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Jennifer Ward-Lealand

As: Nardia Alterman

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Pamela James

As: Marjory Broadhead

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Vivien Bell

As: Deb

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Kerry McKay

As: Ben Godward

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Theme song sung by Rob Winch