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BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES S6
Sundays 8.30pm

Puzzles are, by their nature, endlessly intriguing. There’s something about a murder mystery that is forever compelling. The elements are timeless. The comfortable, somewhat homely location- in our story, a small, vaguely familiar rural town.

The hero- a solid, dependable cop with more than a few flaws but a twinkle in his eye - often underestimated by both friends and enemies. The crime. Macabre, inventive and totally mystifying. The suspects. Always a collection of quirky, complex characters driven by different but classical desires: love, revenge, pride, lust, envy, greed or hatred.

In the deadly but picturesque town of Brokenwood all these elements are bubbling, seething and coalescing into; The Brokenwood Mysteries Brokenwood: Population 5000 and declining – slowly - one by one or, two by two depending on the murder rate that week. Yes – murders do happen here. They’re strange, disturbing and always baffling.

They come when you least expect them. They happen to people you care about. They’re perpetrated by those you’d never suspect. They’ll keep you guessing whodunit to the very end and the only person who might be able to solve them is Brokenwood’s police team – Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and his associates, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), Detective Sam Been (Nic Sampson) and pathologist Gina Kadinsky (Cristina Ionda).

EPISODE GUIDE


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Episode 1 - The Power of Steam

Mike and his team are taken into a world of Victorian dress-up and escapism when they investigate a murder at the Brokenwood Steampunk event.

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Episode 2 - A Real Page Turner

World-renowned crime-writing author Jack Rudd visits Brokenwood to give a reading at the local book club from his latest novel – but never leaves, falling victim to a method of murder portrayed in his own book.

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Episode 3 - Dead Men Don't Shoot Ducks

When an animal activist is killed on the first day of duck hunting season, Mike and the team must determine whether it was an accidental shooting, or something more sinister.

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Episode 4 - Dead and Buried

Mike and the team are reacquainted with some familiar faces when investigating a suspicious suicide at the Brokenwood Women’s Prison.

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CHARACTER BIOS


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Detective Constable Sam Breen

Detective Constable Sam Breen is 27 going on – 27. Following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a detective was the logical thing to do.

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Detective Kristin Sims

Kristin is young and determined, the type to write up every suspect, every relevant fact and scrap of evidence meticulously on a whiteboard.

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Dr Gina Kadinsky

Dr Gina Kadinsky is Brokenwood’s pathologist. She is an immigrant from Vladivostok, Russia, and has been in New Zealand for 10 years.
She is highly professional, wry and effortlessly attractive.

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Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd

DSS Mike Shepherd was the new guy in town but is now firmly ensconced in his new home town of Brokenwood. Good natured, if slightly rumpled, Mike has the innate ability to feel like everyone’s mate.

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About The Show

Puzzles are, by their nature, endlessly intriguing. There’s something about a murder mystery that is forever compelling. The elements are timeless. The comfortable, somewhat homely location- in our story, a small, vaguely familiar rural town. The hero- a solid, dependable cop with more than a few flaws but a twinkle in his eye - often underestimated by both friends and enemies. The crime. Macabre, inven

Corgi

Corgi

Costume Design

Costume Design

Production Designer

Production Designer

Themes

Themes

Tim Balme

Tim Balme

What Have You Learnt

What Have You Learnt

What Would You Be

What Would You Be

A Note from the Cast

A Note from the Cast