Tony Twist and his three children--13-year-old twins Pete and Linda and 7-year-old Bronson--move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian coast.
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Series cast summary:
Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell ...  Mr. Gribble 39 episodes, 1992-2001
Esben Storm Esben Storm ...  Mr. Snapper 34 episodes, 1989-2000
Rian McLean Rian McLean ...  Pete Twist 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Mathew Waters ...  Bronson Twist 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Ebonnie Masini Ebonnie Masini ...  Linda Twist 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Richard Moir ...  Tony Twist 26 episodes, 1989-1992
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ...  Tony Twist 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Christine Keogh Christine Keogh ...  Matron Gribble 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Marion Heathfield Marion Heathfield ...  Nell 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Brook Sykes Brook Sykes ...  Gribbs 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Tom Budge ...  Tiger Gleeson 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Samuel Marsland Samuel Marsland ...  Rabbit 26 episodes, 2000-2001
Bunney Brooke Bunney Brooke ...  Nell Rickards / ... 22 episodes, 1989-1992
Robyn Gibbes Robyn Gibbes ...  Fay / ... 22 episodes, 1989-1992
Katie Barnes Katie Barnes ...  Fiona 19 episodes, 2000-2001
Rueben Liversidge Rueben Liversidge ...  Anthony / ... 18 episodes, 2000-2001


Tony Twist and his three children--13-year-old twins Pete and Linda and 7-year-old Bronson--move from the hectic big city to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian coast and soon discover that the lighthouse, and the outhouse, are haunted. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


Terry Serio was considered for the role of Mr. Gribble See more »


In the end credits for Series 3 (January-March, 2000) a filming location is listed as "historic Spit Point Lighthouse" in all thirteen episodes. In Series 4 (January-April, 2001) this was changed to the correct spelling of "Split Point Lighthouse". 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 »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Creepy Shows for Kids (2016) See more »


Round The Twist
(theme song)
Performed by Tamsin West
Words and Music by Andrew Duffield
Arranged by Andrew Duffield
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I loved it... I still would
23 July 1999 | by JN-fanSee all my reviews

When this was shown in Finnish tv several years ago, it took only one episode and I was hooked. I made sure I didn't miss a single episode. The idea of the series is brilliant: silly plots and exciting events with ghosts and magic hat and so on. When we combined that with good acting, we have a package that actually is quite rarely matched.

The acting wasn't strength from the beginning. Sam Vandenberg as Pete and Rodney McLennan as Bronson had problems all along. When Ben Thomas took over as Pete, he managed to do significantly steadier performance although he still remained a little weak character. Bronson Twist was brought to a whole new life when excellent Jeffrey Walker took over. Luckily, Walker was not only one to act excellent and steady because superb Joelene Crnogorac entered the series to replace Tamsin West, who had done fine. Supporting actors were fine but they stayed on "the usual level" and were satisfied with supporting steadily the leading actors except for some brilliant moments from Mark Mitchell as Harold Gribble. Linda-Bronson axis (Crnogorac-Walker) is the main structure in the series.

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Release Date:

3 April 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Família Twist See more »

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(12 parts) | (13 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital



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1.33 : 1
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