Thursday 4 June 2015


From 1983: The novelization of the New Zealand-made kids TV series CHILDREN OF FIRE MOUNTAIN.

I have a vague memory of this stranger-in-a-strange land show (1900, Maori curses, spas and hot springs) from way-back-when so I was quite chuffed to discover that a book was published in 1983.  I was actually trying to hunt down a DVD copy... but it seems to have dodged the silver disc.  

The thirteen-part serial aired in NZ in 1979 and reached the UK on 3 March 1981, running through to 26 May.

It popped back in June 1984, once again in the post-NEWSROUND 5.10 slot, wrapping the run in August.  A third run kicked-off the following October at around 8.30 on Saturday mornings, ending at Christmas.  

It then had another (the fourth!) outing on Channel Four.  

Interestingly, the book was published by Thames... even through the series never aired on ITV. 

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