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The Other Side of Paradise 

Dr Chris Masters finds himself working in the Pacific Islands after his accidently killing a thug, his only option from the hospital board. The four part TV drama follows his time working ... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Jason Connery ...  Chris Masters 4 episodes, 1992
Josephine Byrnes ...  Paula Reid 4 episodes, 1992
Richard Wilson ...  Doc Reid 4 episodes, 1992
Hywel Bennett ...  Purvis 4 episodes, 1992
Vivien Tan Vivien Tan ...  Aleena 4 episodes, 1992
Jay Laga'aia ...  Mana 4 episodes, 1992
Terence Bayler ...  Col. Fawcett 4 episodes, 1992
Judy Morris ...  Miss Sowerby 4 episodes, 1992
Garry McDonald ...  Johnson 4 episodes, 1992
Robin Kora Robin Kora ...  Tiki 4 episodes, 1992
June Bishop ...  Mrs. Fawcett 4 episodes, 1992
Apii McKinley Apii McKinley ...  Tare 4 episodes, 1992
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ...  Bill Robbins 4 episodes, 1992
Derek Payne Derek Payne ...  Rev. Pringle 4 episodes, 1992
Su Cruickshank Su Cruickshank ...  Mollie 4 episodes, 1992
Tereapii Enua Tereapii Enua ...  Moana 4 episodes, 1992
Bruce Goldsworthy Bruce Goldsworthy ...  Jimbo 4 episodes, 1992
Teina Etches Teina Etches ...  Kura 4 episodes, 1992
Ken Senga Ken Senga ...  Yamagata 3 episodes, 1992
Charlie Numanga Charlie Numanga ...  Kapu 3 episodes, 1992
Stephen Kavana Stephen Kavana ...  Moko 3 episodes, 1992
Adrian Tuaati Adrian Tuaati ...  Fawcett's Constable 3 episodes, 1992
Geoff Bergin Geoff Bergin ...  Fawcett's Driver 3 episodes, 1992
Guus De Koster Guus De Koster ...  Mr. Mueller 2 episodes, 1992
Yanny Tepper Yanny Tepper ...  Mrs. Mueller 2 episodes, 1992
Maria Henderson Maria Henderson ...  Elder 2 episodes, 1992


Dr Chris Masters finds himself working in the Pacific Islands after his accidently killing a thug, his only option from the hospital board. The four part TV drama follows his time working with Dr Read on Korralona working on his passion to beat cholera. While there he falls in love with the daughter of the islands princess as she grows into womanhood. And through the occupation by Japanese during WW2 the trials and tribulations of the couple are portraid. It was a masterpiece in 1992 and can now only be found on YouTube. The filming was done mainly in Rarratonga (cook islands) with a great cast and beautiful settings. Written by lee bichard

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Reasonable four-episode TV drama
3 September 2017 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

Perhaps not the "masterpiece" claimed in the plot summary, but I was prompted to view it courtesy of Youtube, having just re-read the book.

The IMDb cast list is in alphabetical order, and the leading parts are played by Jason Connery (son of Sean), Vivien Tan (apparently in her only acting role), Josephine Byrnes and Richard Wilson.

The first three episodes of the TV series, drawing on some 400 of the 623 pages of Noel Barber's book, cover the Second World War period, introducing a theme of anti-Britishness among some islanders that, Mana excepted, was not in the original.

The final episode departs almost entirely from the novel, and covers the evacuation of nearly all the Europeans in anticipation of a Japanese invasion and includes some unconvincing schoolboy-type rescue heroics.

The conclusion features some emotional hand-wringing and a romantic happy ending - though I was left wondering what happened on the island for the rest of the war.

The settings were great, the photography good, the acting average. The prurient may wish to note that the island girls are covered up, unlike in the novel.

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22 February 1992 (UK) See more »

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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