This page was dedicated to the tracking down of a copy of the New
Zealand TV show, Under The Mountain from 1982. However in July
2003 I finally got to see the show in its entirity by purchasing a
DVD of it from eBay. eBay have stopped all auctions for it now, however it
has since been released on DVD by TVNZ here
I saw this tv show many years ago and I loved it. It took me between 2
and 5 years to work out what the title of the show was (as I only had
vague memories) and about a year to track it down.
Here is all the information I have gathered about the show. It is not
very much, but I hope to build up the information over time, if people
sent me more.
The show focused on a pair of twins, Rachel and Theo Matheson. While
staying on a summmer vacation in Auckland, New Zealand, they were
contacted by a man named Mr. Jones, who had met them briefly eight
earlier. This time, Mr. Jones revealed his true identity and mission.
He was an alien, sent from another world to recruit the twins in a
battle against another race of aliens. These latter creatures were a
family of slimy, slug-like beasts who could take on human form. Led by
the evil Mr. Wilberforce, the green monsters were now bent on
destroying Earth, and only the twins’ emerging psychic abilities could
turn them back.
In the US, Under the Mountain was shown on Nickelodeon as part of the
Third Eye Series. This included other shows like, "Into The Labyrith",
"Children of the Stones", “The Haunting of Cassie Palmer".
series is based on the novel by Maurice Gee.
(Left) This is the only photo I have from the show.
is the newer cover
(in credits order)
41 Chelmsford Street,
in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
According to the IMDB a new series of Under the
Mountain came out in 2002. It was also directed
However I assume it was never made as I have no info on it. For more
information on this series click