Martin Clunes plays a curator from an English museum who is being asked to return a mystical Maori relic to New Zealand. All sorts of cultural misunderstanding abound as well as an unexpected romantic attraction.

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Martin Clunes plays a curator from an English museum who is being asked to return a mystical Maori relic to New Zealand. All sorts of cultural misunderstanding abound as well as an unexpected romantic attraction.

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Light entertainment at its best.
1 January 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Having moved to New Zealand from the UK a couple of decades ago, it was interesting to see what a joint production between the two countries would turn out like. I had heard great things of this and when it was repeated, I taped it to watch later. Having now settled back and enjoyed it I can recommend it whole-heartedly to people who like a good story, a happy ending and maybe just learn a little in the process. True, there were stereotypes, yes maybe it was corny and Martin Clunes is highly visibly with his doctor in Cornwall series, but it was good fun, it did show the world a little bit of NZ, and it was a very enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours. Let's be sensible about this - there's not much on TV now that's worth watching but this is. Loved the scenery, loved the people and loved the story. Good quality stuff doesn't have to be heavy and unpleasant. This is entertainment, not about saving the world and it could have been a lot, lot worse. I don't think it could have been much better.


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