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Spies and Lies

Television (Excerpts) – 2010

In 1942 New Zealand was at war; rumours of the enemy were rife. In stepped career criminal Sydney Ross, who managed to convince the Prime Minister of a nefarious 'Nazi plot' and was taken under the wing of Security Intelligence Bureau chief Kenneth Folkes. This TV movie is adapted from Hugh Price's book The Plot to Subvert Wartime New Zealand. In this excerpt Ross (Outrageous Fortune's Antony Starr, who was nominated for an Aotearoa acting award) can't believe his luck when he is kitted out with a car and uniform, and given his 'mission'. Rotorua beckons.

We are playing a game with very high stakes. The quicker we bring these subversives to the attention of the Prime Minister, the better...
– Major Kenneth Folkes (John Sessions) lectures Cutfield (Edwin Wright) about the importance of his plan