Round the Twist (1989– )

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Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and nine year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the ... See full summary »

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2001   2000   1993   1989  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mark Mitchell ...
 Mr. Gribble (39 episodes, 1993-2001)
Esben Storm ...
 Mr. Snapper (35 episodes, 1989-2000)
Rian McLean ...
 Pete Twist (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Bronson Twist (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ebonnie Masini ...
 Linda Twist (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Moir ...
 Tony Twist (26 episodes, 1989-1993)
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
 Tony Twist (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Christine Keogh ...
 Matron Gribble (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Marion Heathfield ...
 Nell (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Brook Sykes ...
 Gribbs (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
...
 Tiger Gleeson / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Samuel Marsland ...
 Rabbit (26 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bunney Brooke ...
 Nell / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1993)
Robyn Gibbes ...
 Fay / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1993)
Katie Barnes ...
 Fiona (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rueben Liversidge ...
 Anthony / ... (18 episodes, 2000-2001)
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Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and nine year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the lighthouse, and the outhouse, are haunted. Written by Anonymous

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3 April 1989 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Família Twist  »

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(12 parts) | (13 episodes)

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Trivia

Tamsin West (the original Linda Twist) sang the theme song. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits for the season's final episode, "Seeing the Light", featured scenes from all the previous episodes of the season. See more »


Soundtracks

Round The Twist
(theme song)
Performed by Tamsin West
Words and Music by Andrew Duffield
Arranged by Andrew Duffield
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Brilliant fantasy drama series
11 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Season Two of Round the Twist was the best of the four series, and is not only the best children's TV series I've ever seen, but one of the best fantasy drama series for any age group at all. It is in turns funny, moving, and profoundly weird, and episodes tend to push the boundaries of children's television in a refreshing way. As with most Australian children's TV series the location shooting is really beautiful.

Underpinning the stories of Season two is the tragic history of the lighthouse's ghosts - who are they, and why are they full of sadness and regret? - a mystery which is resolved in the final episode.

The programme makers show great attention to detail, for instance during the end credits of each show we get to see not only out-takes but alternative workings of scenes from the week's episode. (Sadly in the UK, the BBC bizarrely refuse to show the endings of children's dramas, so UK viewers miss out on this intriguing footage which rounds off each week's episode).

RTT went downhill after season two with the loss of the original script-writer Paul Jennings, whose short stories the TV show is based on.


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