Airdate: Westside

Plenty of NZ content for summer attracting quota points -including the Outrageous Fortune prequel.


There’s an awful lot of New Zealand content creeping into summer schedules -because they attract local quota points under current regulations.

The good news is fans of Outrageous Fortune will get to see Westside, the prequel which premiered in NZ in July this year.

The series is set in the 1970s against a backdrop of real-life historical events and will tell the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal Ted West (originally played by Frank Whitten), his wife Rita and their son Wolfgang.

“All That Impedes Thee from the Golden Round”

Ted West is released from a 3 year stretch in prison to find out one of his former gang members could be a snitch and Lefty has taken over the leadership role. Unhappy with how Rita and Wolf have been treated, Ted sets about putting things right.

10:30pm Wednesday December 2 on GEM.

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  1. Thanks for highlighting this David – can’t wait to see it! But wouldn’t you think after the success of 800 Words – Australia’s highest rating drama although actually more a NZ show given it’s filmed in NZ with their crews and many of their actors – that NZ drama might actually be looked at as having a bit more potential?

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