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The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One) Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974 Fantasy Children

The Games Affair - A Question of Possibility (Episode One)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974 Fantasy Children

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The no armed villain was my grandpa.. first time I've ever seen him! Can't wait to find more.


Cris 24 Nov 2013 - 07.57pm

I was 6yrs old and remember this vividly. Having 3 older brothers meant it was compulsory viewing. Spooky stuff, villains in white coats, and some mad mad stuff. I remember going to QEII stadium for the games looking out for those crazy guys! Brilliant stuff and never forgotten. Stoked to see something pops up when you google it. Would love to see it again, especially the scene where the doped athlete plays solo table tennis. Genius. Never forget that.

Geoff Clark

Geoff Clark 18 Jun 2012 - 06.09pm

My sister and I saw this as children, and it freaked us out! I can't remember a lot after this episode, but from what I see of other comments here, I'm not surprised we were frightened. But oh, how I'd love to see the rest again.

Keith Bennett

Keith Bennett 7 Jun 2012 - 01.37pm

As a child growing up in Christchurch, The Games Affair was a big thrill for me.
My family had a sky blue Holden Kingswood stationwagon just like the one seen in Episode 1.
I was at the opening ceremony and at the big race day when Dick Tayler won his race.
The Canterbury Earthquake has really put Christchurch on the map. For me, it's always been the City of My Heart, the place where most of my dreams are still set.


STEPHANIE LIEBERT 24 Feb 2012 - 10.14am

Where can i buy a copy of this entire movie?
Thank you


Ashley 31 Oct 2011 - 11.04pm

The guy who plays "Chris" is my dad hahahahahaahahhahahahahahaa


Ashley 31 Oct 2011 - 01.09am

How can I see the other episodes? I would like to see them all again.


Brent 21 Sep 2011 - 03.58pm

This aired 22 Feb to 29 Mar 1975 (6 parts), a year after the Games themselves took place.

I remember bits from the later episodes:

* the kids are exposed to a gas (helium?) and speak with high-pitched squeaky voices
* the villains lair being an old hut in the woods
* in the final episode, Manual gets stabbed and deflates like a balloon!

A DVD release please!!


Jon 11 Sep 2011 - 12.00pm

Very interesting, it was indeed broadcast on ABC in August 1977 -- and I thought I'd never see it again ...!


Martin 24 Jul 2011 - 08.20am

This series was shown here in Australia in late 1977. I was 11 at the time. I didn't pay much attention to the plot, but I remember the rather gruesome demise of two of the villains at the end, especially the one who copped the syringe and appeared to turn into a statue. I haven't seen it since, but I would like to watch in right through. It's not on YouTube - yet.


Graeme 26 Nov 2010 - 05.31pm

Exactly what Keith said!
Only found out the name of the series because of the Prime series looking back at the history of TV in NZ.

Raymond .

Raymond . 12 Jul 2010 - 02.35pm

I saw this series as a kid, and ever since I've been trying to find out the name of it. Thanks so much! As per just about everyone else on this board, I would like to extend a plea for the series to come back, even as a DVD set or whatever. It was so totally and delightfully out of there that even today I think it'd be worthwhile a new generation seeing it.

Keith Austin

Keith Austin 11 Jul 2010 - 09.44pm

So glad to see this again! I grew up in Chch and it was really fascinating and increasingly spooky to see the action all unfold in very familiar territory. I sort of hoped to see, and then wished I didn't see any real live action for myself - it was all too close to home.
Near the end I think there was some kind of monster / gorilla and shattering man chasing the kids around the stadium - all while races and announcements were going on!
Could we see more please?

Heather Garside (Cullen)

Heather Garside (Cullen) 6 Jun 2010 - 11.25pm

I remember this show well. it's great to see it again after all these years. Any chance of seeing the rest of the series?


Andrew 26 Apr 2010 - 11.22am

Classic stuff! Great to see the jumping sheep after all those years. I seem to recall later scenes with a super fast table tennis player, and that the special "athletes" would break like terracotta figures. Christchurch in the 70s, more please :-)

Darren Schroeder

Darren Schroeder 26 Oct 2008 - 11.40am

Great to see this again. I do however recall that as a 7-year old it scared the hell out of me (the series starts to get very macabre as it goes on).
Not credited (but definitely deserving of being so) is the NZ composer Ross Harris who created the electronic music for the series on (I believe) an EMS Synthi analogue synthesizer. The piece accompanying the bike ride through Hagley Park (first episode, part two, 1' 37") is utterly charming.

Gabor Toth

Gabor Toth 23 Oct 2008 - 04.58am

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