A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
“SHOW up on time, know your lines, and don’t be a dick!” With those sage words, the late, great Maurie Fields set a young Rebecca Gibney, his co-star on on a path to fame and fortune.
With no acting training of note, the beautiful New Zealandborn star would build her acclaimed career on deep wells of life experience – the depths of which are explored in this emotional episode of
Greeting her host with a smile and a giggle, the two set off around the streets of Wellington like naughty schoolgirls, in a mini – Gibney’s first car.
Things turn grim when she returns to one of her childhood homes for the first time since her father Austin, died there of a heart attack, aged just 51. His violent alcoholism had long cast a dark shadow on those who loved him but he made peace with his daughter, who cared for him in the last months of his life. This is a celebration of Gibney’s strength and that of her mother Shirley.
A confronting but ultimately cathartic experience for the TV favourite.