A War Story: John Leigh (above left, Shortland Street, 800 Words) plays acclaimed New Zealand-born journalist Peter Arnett who famously interviewed terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden in 1997. The programme combines archival footage with recreations. Screens on TVNZ 1.
Runaway Millionaires: In 2009, Rotorua couple Leo Gao and Kara Hurring discovered they were $10 million richer after a bank error. Rather than do the right thing, the pair fled to China with their young son while the authorities set about tracking them down. Screens on TVNZ 1.
Ablaze: When a fire broke out at Ballantyne’s department store in Christchurch in November 1947, it ripped through three stories killing 41 people. It is one of New Zealand’s worst fire disasters. Screens on TVNZ 1.
Lands: A spin-off series from the 2014 film of the same name, this eight-part drama follows a Maori warrior who is on a search for honour in a land inhabited by spirits. The cast includes Te Kohe Tuhaka (The Dead Lands film, Shortland Street), Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune), Miriama Smith (Filthy Rich) and Grace Palmer (Shortland Street). Streams OnDemand.
Find My Killer: A 17-year-old girl is murdered after a party and digital technology will help determine the identity of her killer. The series is in 10 parts. Streams OnDemand.