Tales of the South Seas (1998–2000)

Lessons for a Warrior 

After two villains steal artifacts from a church and kill a priest (a friend of Grief), Grief sets off to avenge his death. Mauriti offers his help - he is taking his reluctant teenage ... See full summary »

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Michael Norell (teleplay), Cynthia A. Cherbak (teleplay) (as Cynthia Cherbak) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Snow ... David Grief
Rene Naufahu Rene Naufahu ... Mauriri Lepau
Rachel Blakely ... Isabelle Reed (credit only)
Rowena King ... Lavinia Timoto
Mark Lee ... Reverend Colin Trent
Kimberley Joseph ... Clare Devon
Adrian Wright Adrian Wright ... Lieutenant Jean Morlais
George Henare
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ... Villain
Wayne Pygram ... Villain
Taungaroa Emile ... Atara
Brian Vriends Brian Vriends ... Jameson Jackson 'Cannibal Jack' McGonnigal
Robyn Loau Robyn Loau ... (as Roybn Loau)
Brian Harrison Brian Harrison
Boris Brkic Boris Brkic
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After two villains steal artifacts from a church and kill a priest (a friend of Grief), Grief sets off to avenge his death. Mauriti offers his help - he is taking his reluctant teenage nephew, Atara, a boy to whom he is like a father - into the deep jungle to begin his training as a warrior with a tribal elder as a warrior. The murderers kidnap Atara and use him to flee. Atara uses his newfound native skills to help our heroes capture the culprits. Meanwhile, back in Matavai, Clare Devon, a proper young woman from Essex, arrives unexpectedly. She has bravely traveled this great distance by herself to meet the author of poetic love letters she has been receiving for some time. Unfortunately, her would-be true love, the man with whom she hoped to build a life, turns out to be Cannibal Jack, the town drunk. Having spent every dime she had to get to Tahiti and having much to prove to the naysayers back home, she decides to stay. In exchange for room and board, she begins to work for ... Written by Anonymous

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8 January 2000 (Australia) See more »

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[first lines]
[laughing as his new bell rings in the church's steeple]
Father Paul: Oh David, I can't thank you enough for delivering this.
David Grief: My pleasure, Father. Just make sure to put in a good word for me with the Man upstairs, eh?
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