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The TV Guide - - TVNZ’S NEW SEASON -

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.

The Dead

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.

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