Comic CoverChildren's adventure show based on the Terry and the Gunrunners book.

Cast:

Bruce  Allpress
Adrian  Bell
Michael  Bentine
Roy  Billing
Alistair  Douglas
Sean  Duffy
Jennifer  Duke
Shirley  Duke
David  Fringle
Philip  Gordon
Billy T James
David  Letch
Stephen  Tozer

Crew:

Chris Baily
Production Company: Finlayson-Hill Prods.
Producer: Logan Brewer

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode One

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Two

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Three

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Four

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Five

Terry and the Gunrunners - Episode Six

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An item from Post Office magazine records the filming that took place at Musick Point, Auckland

Explosion

This “explosion” at Musick Point drove back a police attempt to enter the beach house of property tycoon, and gun smuggler, Ray Vegas, during filming of a children’s television series, Terry and the Gun- runners. By arrangement with the Post Office, the setting was provided by Auckland Radio and its surrounding park. Fred Gates, manager of Auckland Radio had a few worried moments. “They first did a trial explosion in the middle of the paddock,” he said of the enormous explosion and fireball. “That didn’t do anything to ease my mind.” He began wondering how he would explain the disappearance of his building to the Director General. However there were no real problems during the ten days the station was on camera and Fred says he’s pleased to report there was absolutely no damage at all. “The film crew won full marks for the way they co-operated with the station people and generally took care of the grounds during their stay.” And why did Musick Point suddenly become a gangster’s beach house? “They were looking for a building which would look like a mansion, in a relatively isolated area, with trees and grounds.” Auckland Radio fitted the bill perfectly it seems.

Officers of the law are repelled as they try to enter the gunrunners’ headquarters.the law get ready to storm the gunnrunners mansionA couple of baddies get ready to do some evil

More details at the Suburban Amateur Radio Club website.

Thanks to Ann Walker of SARC for providing a scan of the article.

The Return of Terry Teo

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