Following the success of the first two series of Round The Twist, expect more action packed comedy from the Twist family. Tony Twist (Dad) and his three children – fourteen year old twins Pete and Linda and eight year old Bronson live in an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian coast. The lighthouse is haunted and strange things happen.
Whirling willies, truth microphones, buckets of brains, Moondoggy Throgmorton of the magic Mali-Boo surfboard, the Big Burp and the Nirandathal Beast with a three foot beard. The Twist kids discover a human ice-cream machine who can fill up a cone with ice-cream that comes out of his nose. Linda’s old doll comes back to haunt her and Pete spends a terrifying night with the Gribble family. While Bronson has the whole town talking, there’s something strange happening to Pete – he’s having a baby!
The Twist children each have weird and wonderful adventures with unpredictable ghosts, monsters or gismos. The kids experience first love and heartbreak and Fay, Bronson’s teacher, moves in with Dad for a trial marriage. And for some added passion, the kids discover The Viking Book of Love, which casts a spell of love on everyone who reads from it…...
It’s bent, eccentric, but with a lot of heart. There’s always a bit of yuk and slap stick and lots of laughs along the way. And there’s enough greed, vanity and opportunism to keep it all on the boil.
Round the Twist is an international award winning comedy series based on the stories of celebrated children's author, Paul Jennings.
The series follows the adventures of the Twist kids – Pete, Linda, Bronson – who have moved to the coastal town of Port Niranda with their Dad. Living in a haunted lighthouse, they encounter bizarre magical devices, neurotic ghosts, rampaging entrepreneurs and sneering school bullies. Each story is self-contained with an unpredictable twist at the end.
The many episodes in the series come with lesson plans to encourage students to become critical readers and viewers. The Round the Twistseries, tie-in novels and scripts integrate a variety of strategies for interpreting and comparing written and visual texts.
The stories encourage self-exploration and learning to cope with change. What we take for granted is questioned in every episode, raising the important issues of ethics and behaviour.