New Zealand's first children serial was a six-part thriller fantasy serial for children. Three youngsters becomes involved quite by accident, with the problem of identifying the no good antics a professor and his two assistants are creating during the Christchurch 10th Commonwealth Games. Henry Ropata and his son Chris arrived at the airport to pick up Australian teenager Alley Jones and Canadian Paul Chapman whom they are billeting during the Commonwealth youth conference, held in conjunction with the Games.

The Games Affair - Episode One The Games Affair - The Porcelain Runner (Episode Two) Production Company
ENDEAVOUR Television productions

Country
NEW ZEALAND

Duration
6 x 24 min / ep

Category
drama

Episode 1: A Question of possibility (22/2/1975)
The children discover a mad scientist who is trying to show the world that he can make peopel run at super-human speeds.
Episode 2: The Porcelain Runner.
Episode 3: A rude awakening.
Episode 4: This time we have them.
Episode 5: Day of triumph
Episode 6: Back to the beginning.

Credits
HEROES: Brent Bullis, Debbie Gowland, Dominic Solia
VILLAINS: John Bach, Herb Gott, Lynsay Laws
PARENTS: Elizabeth McRae, Tom Poata

Director: Bruce Clark
Produced by Grahame Mclean
Photography: Paul Leach
Story Created by Bruce Clark, Mathew Simes
Script: Michael Anthony Noonan
Film Editor: Michael Horton
Sound Editor: Norman Elder
Sound Mixer: Don Reynolds
Assistant Film Editor: Dermont McNeillage
Associate Producers: John Barnett, Michael Hirschfield
Assistant Director: Rosslyn Noonan
Production Assistant: Jackie Sullivan
2nd Unit Camera: Alun Bollinger
Lighting: Paul Leach, Alun Bollinger
Assistant Cameraman: Kevan Hayward, Leon Narbey
Sound: Norman Elder
Boom Operator: Michael Horton
Set Construction: Geoff Murphy, Andy Grant
Special Effects: Geoff Murphy
Continuity: Bonny Berry

 

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