|Directed by||Chris Bailey|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Release||18 February –|
13 May 1990
Betty's Bunch was a television drama/adventure series from New Zealand, produced in 1989. Aimed at a young audience, the story revolved around four foster kids living with Betty. Though things are not always easy financially for the family, they keep the spirit up. Things quickly become more difficult when they attract the attention of the two thieves Arthur and The Charmer. Soon afterwards, Betty is kidnapped and her foster children are forced to search for her, as well as avoid being separated by social services.
The series was repeated on New Zealand afternoon television in 1993 and screened in the UK on Channel Four.
Cast and characters
- Maggie Kirkpatrick as Betty
- Sarah Ford as Megan
- Anthony Samuels as Mick
- Jessica Cardiff-Smith as Chrissie
- Clayton Spence as Billy
- Paul Chubb as Arthur "the Con" Quinter
- Ken Blackburn as the Charmer
- Rena Owen as Shirley Gardner
- Ian Watkin as Sgt. Meadows
- Frank Whitten as Eagleton
- Tina Grenville as Amanda
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"No Dough"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||18 February 1990|
|2||"Stalled"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||25 February 1990|
|3||"Stake Out"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||4 March 1990|
|4||"Uncle Chas"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||11 March 1990|
|5||"Billy Does a Runner"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||18 March 1990|
|6||"Gotcha"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||25 March 1990|
|7||"Ghosts"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||1 April 1990|
|8||"Happy Families"||Chris Bailey||Chris Hampson||8 April 1990|
|9||"The Incredible Journey"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||14 April 1990|
|10||"The Weirdest Show on Earth"||Chris Bailey||Chris Hampson||22 April 1990|
|11||"To the Island"||Chris Bailey||Dean Parker||29 April 1990|
|12||"Down to the Centre of the Earth"||Chris Bailey||Dean Parker||6 May 1990|
|13||"The Lolly"||Chris Bailey||Unknown||13 May 1990|
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- Betty's Bunch at IMDb
- Betty's Bunch at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision