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April 6, 1990 - May 2, 2001

Storyline

Round the Twist takes place around an old lighthouse on the rugged southwest Victorian coast and features the Twist family: fourteen-year-old twins Pete and Linda, eight-year-old son Bronson, and father Tony, a widowed artist who makes sculptures.[1] Each episode finds the Twist kids involved in surreal, supernatural adventures.[1] The series has been categorised as humorous, contemporary fantasy.[2]

There were four series of Round the Twist made during the show's 11-year run. The first 13 half-hour episodes were part of a three-program package the ACTF sold to the Seven Network in September 1988, which also included Kaboodle and The Greatest Tune on Earth.[1] The first series of Round the Twist was based on the popular novels Unreal!, Quirky Tales, Unbelievable!, Cabbage Patch Fib, and Uncanny! by Jennings, who had three books on the Australian children's bestseller list at the time.[1]

Jennings was the scriptwriter for the first and second series, while Storm became script editor of the first series, co-writer for the second series, and screenwriter and script editor for the third and fourth series. Ray Boseley and Chris Anastassiades were also the writers for the third series, while Louise Fox, Christine Madafferi, and Robert Greenberg were assigned the fourth series. In addition to these, the second (1993), third (2000), and fourth series (2001) shared elements with the first regarding styles, characterisations, themes, locations, and genres with the original series. The third and fourth series were not based on Jennings' books but served as continuations for the former two series.


TV Show Intro

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Image Gallery

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External links

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Australian Children's Television Foundation, (1988). Care for kids: Television News, The newsletter of the Australian Children's Television Foundation, Issue No. 26, p. 1-4. ISSN 0813-3727
  2. Australian Children's Television Foundation, (1991). Care for kids: Television News, The newsletter of the Australian Children's Television Foundation, Issue No. 35, p. 1-4. ISSN 0813-3727
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