We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.
Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for The Governor 2 - No Way to Treat A Lady (Episode Two)

The Governor 2 - No Way to Treat A Lady (Episode Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1977

The second episode of Aotearoa's first blockbuster drama — in subject, budget and reception — focusses on Governor Grey and Lady Eliza's rocky and sometimes scandalous marriage. Their romance begins in Australia where Grey sustains an injury that spurs an opiate addiction. When tragedy strikes, grief takes different forms. Grey's star fades while he enjoys several affairs. Eliza (Judy Cleine) refuses to be humiliated and is punished unduly for a flirtation with an admiral (Ken Blackburn). Jazz singer Makuini Menehira plays Grey's mistress and adopted daughter. National Film Unit talent Hugh MacDonald directed this episode.  

She rides the horses while her husband rides the women...
– Lady Grey is given the English translation of an overheard comment in te reo

Key Cast & Crew

Generic Profile image for Makuini Menehira

Makuini Menehira

As: Ruihia

Profile image for Ken Blackburn

Ken Blackburn

As: Admiral Henry Keppel

Generic Profile image for Corin Redgrave

Corin Redgrave

As: Governor George Grey

Profile image for Judy Cleine

Judy Cleine

As: Lady Eliza Grey

Generic Profile image for Celia West

Celia West

As: Susan Pitt (Eliza's friend)

Profile image for Hugh Macdonald

Hugh Macdonald

Director

See all 36 credits

Acknowledgements

Produced by Television One in association with the National Film Unit

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce The Governor on this website