Tatau (BBC-3 2015, Joe Layton, Theo Barklem-Biggs)


Drama series Tatau saw two 20 something friends, Kyle and Budgie setting out from London on a round the world trip intending to end up in the Cook Islands.

Once they get there though things start to get a little murky. Whilst out snorkeling Kyle comes across a corpse in the lagoon he is in only to have it disappear when he and Budgie get the authorites involved.

As the pair dig deeper into the mystery they discover a whole world simmering below the surface of Cook Island life and that the whole mystery is linked to the Maori style tattoo that Kyle got before leaving on their trip.

Filming started in September 2014 with production taking place in the Cook Islands and New Zealand.

production details
UK / BBC-3 – BBC America – Touchpaper TV – South Pacific Pictures / 8×60 minute episodes / In production for broadcast 2015

Creator: Richard Zajdlic / Producers: John Rushton / Executive Producers: Rob Pursey, Matthew Read, Richard Zajdlic, John Barnett, Chris Bailey

Joe Layton as Kyle Connor
Theo Barklem-Biggs as Paul “Budgie” Griffiths
Barry Atsma
Shushila Takao
Cian Elyse White
Tai Berdinner-Blades
Temuera Morrison
Alex Tarrant
Rawiri Jobe
Kirk Torrance
Rangimoana Taylor

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