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Te Radar's Chequered Past

Uncovering weird events, Te Radar takes us on a hilarious romp through our amazing history. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Beautiful Dreamers

    PGR Te Radar looks at Kiwis who have dared to make their dreams come true, come hell or high water.

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      • Beautiful Dreamers

      PGR Te Radar looks at Kiwis who have dared to make their dreams come true, come hell or high water.

      • Safety First

      G Te Radar joins Minister of Public Works Bob Semple as he directs the creation of one of the most fantastic machines ever built in this country to ensure our safety.

      • Ballad of the Burgess Gang

      PGR Te Radar steps back in time to meet a gang of goldfield killers led by Richard Burgess.

      • The Great Unknown

      G Te Radar joins Thomas Brunner, his Maori guides, their wives and Rover the dog on their epic 550-day trek.

      • A Highwayman Came Riding

      G It is 1892 and Taranaki is plagued by a spate of highway robberies by one of our most inept criminals, the masked Taranaki Highwayman.

      • Derring Do

      G The daredevil feats of Charles Lorraine, our first aeronaut, who performs gymnastic stunts while dangling from a parachute. Plus a host of other daring kiwis who risked life and limb.

      • Foolhardy Conflict

      G The rather poorly Dr Issac Featherston is livid when his Maori War commander General Chute picks a fight with the New Zealand landscape, spurring Featherston to consider mutiny.

      • Political Chops

      G Series Final: Te Radar celebrates some of our finest politicians, including cut-price butcher and teller of tall tales Jackson Barry.