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The Brokenwood Mysteries

Scared to Death. Episode 17

It’s the annual Brokenwood A&P show. Time for that special kind of Kiwi carnival. Amidst the shearing displays, the ‘Calf Day’ competition and wood chopping, is the usual assortment of fun rides and fairground attractions. The sun is shining on happy family entertainment and ever popular this year is the shonky old Ghost Train.

But when the surly A&P boss Harold Wilbury takes the minute-long ride as a safety check he gets the fright of his life. Shunted in his carriage through the final curtain, Harold greets daylight wide- eyed and dead. He is quite literally gone in 60 seconds.

When a man dies of fright surely there is no question of murder - it’s just a case of bad luck. Then again how scary was the Ghost Train ride really?

Curiously, Madame Magdalena in the Fortune Teller’s tent predicted the tragedy. Was that co- incidence or a way of adding credence to her credibility? The Ghost Train operator, Johnny Oades swears it’s nothing to do with him, but there is a question over falsified Health and Safety checks. And why is Daisy Rose the fairy princess so unhappy?

Director: Murray Keane
Producer: Sally Campbell
Cast: Mike NEILL REA Kristin FERN SUTHERLAND D.C. Breen NIC SAMPSON Gina CRISTINA IONDA Kahu RAWIRI JOBE Mrs Marlowe ELIZABETH MCRAE Ray JASON HOYTE Frodo KARL WILLETTS Kimberly ZARA CORMACK Neil PHIL PELETON Dr Jackie Lee KATLYN WONG Harold GREG JOHNSON Daisy Rose OLIVIA TENNET Simon BARRY DUFFIELD Diane KERYNN WALSH Sandra RACHEL NASH Magdalena NANCY BRUNNING Nicky GRETA GREGORY Johnny JAMIE IRVINE Hine NEENAH DEKKERS-REIHANA Marty PHILLIP C GORDON Tough Guy JOSH HARRIMAN
Written by: Tim Balme
First aired: Sunday 28th of October 2018
Year: 2018
Runtime: 2hr
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