TV3 series Outrageous Fortune had six memorable seasons. The award-winning prequel lasted just as long. Westside takes the West family back to where it began — to legendary safecracker Ted West (David de Lautour), and his fiery wife Rita (Antonia Prebble from Outrageous). Each episode of series one is set in a particular year of the 1970s. Season two moves to the 1981 Springbok Tour; the third, set in 1982, introduced a teen Cheryl West. James Griffin and Rachel Lang's show combines romance, crime and family folklore with real life events.