Going Straight is a New Zealand television reality programme by Touchdown Television that aired on TV3 in 2003. The show also aired on the United Kingdom cable channel Challenge. The programme was hosted by New Zealand actor Manu Bennett, where contestants had to continue moving in a straight line, no matter what the obstacles in the way, to compete for prize money of $NZ10,000.
|Presented by||Manu Bennett|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Production company||Touchdown Television|
The format of the programme challenged five contestants, wearing location monitoring equipment, to get to the end of a specified "virtual lane" across a landscape by completing three separate straight-line challenges. Contestants were eliminated each round. There was a $10,000 prize for the winner.
By 2005, the show's format had been licensed to international television channels and production companies.
Fire stunt accidentEdit
In 2004, an investigation was launched into the programme after a contestant suffered severe burns following a retake of a stunt. The programme was later penalized NZ$65,000 in district court for the incident. Charges were to be put to either Touchdown Television or its Warkworth District Court representative.
- Patrick Gower; Angela Gregory (July 29, 2003). "TV show contestant badly burned in attempt to 'get a better shot'". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
- OnFilm Magazine February 2005
- Eyeworks New Zealand & Australia – Going Straight Retrieved December 2011
- Louisa Cleave (30 January 2004). "TV show in firing line over stunt". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- Peter Calder (13 May 2004). "Kiwi reality show to pay hurt player". Variety. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- OnFilm Magazine, April 2004
- Philip Matthews (September 26, 2003). "The decline and fall of Western civilisation".