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Outrageous fortune

This is a clip from the first episode of Outrageous fortune, in which viewers were introduced to the central character, Cheryl West (played by Robyn Malcolm). Cheryl's husband is sentenced to prison so she sets out to ensure that her criminally minded West Auckland family goes straight. The drama ran for six series and became highly popular, winning best drama programme and best script in the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards and best script in the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards.

View the full episode on the NZ On Screen website.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - Television drama', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45707/outrageous-fortune (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014