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Following Twain With Oscar Kightley

In 1895 celebrated author Mark Twain travelled to NZ as part of a global speaking tour. In this series Oscar Kightley follows his footsteps and explores his stories.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Saturday 26 Jan

    PG New Series: Join Oscar Kightley (Sione's Wedding, The Naked Samoans) as he retraces legendary author Mark Twain's journey across New Zealand.

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      • Saturday 26 Jan

      PG New Series: Join Oscar Kightley (Sione's Wedding, The Naked Samoans) as he retraces legendary author Mark Twain's journey across New Zealand.

      • Saturday 2 Feb

      G In this episode, Oscar visits Dunedin which along with New Zealand's modern railways Twain was highly complimentary of. Plus in Timaru, Oscar learns of a famous local boxer.

      • Saturday 9 Feb

      PG In this episode, Oscar visits Oamaru, where he comes across a gaggle of pretty penguins, as well as chap called Bruce Comfort who knows everything about a structure 99% of kiwis are unaware exists.

      • Saturday 16 Feb

      G Twain misplaced his sea legs between Lyttelton and Nelson but an empty stomach helps as we hear the gruesome tales of the Maungatapu murders.

      • Saturday 23 Feb

      PG Kightley visits Rotorua - the birthplace of New Zealand tourism, described by locals in Mark Twain's time as "Cure-land". He then travels to the site of the 1896 Tarawera eruption and explores Napier.

      • Saturday 2 Mar

      G Twain joins a list of distinguished guests to have bagged Palmerston North but his rantings from 1895 give rise to a bold experiment in 2018 - can a cat play a piano?

      • Saturday 9 Mar

      PG Oscar visits Hawera where he draws parallels between Mark Twain and local writer Ronald Hugh Morrieson of "Came A Hot Friday" fame. Oscar meets locals doing great things in the region of Mt Taranaki.

      • Saturday 16 Mar

      G Series Final: Oscar Kightley ends his journey in Whanganui where he discovers how sneaky sly-groggers got around prohibition booze bans and the real motive behind an ill-fated raid on the Uruweras.