The Man Who Lost His Head

The Man Who Lost His Head is a 2-hour comedy drama written by Mark Wallington and starring Martin Clunes about the theme of cultural repatriation. It was a joint production of TVNZ in New Zealand and ITV in the United Kingdom.

The Man Who Lost His Head
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Written byMark Wallington
Directed byTerry Johnston
StarringMartin Clunes
Composer(s)Colin Towns
Country of originUnited Kingdom
New Zealand
Executive producer(s)Jill Green
John Barnett
Producer(s)Eve Gutierrez
CinematographyDavid Odd
Editor(s)Martin Sharpe
Running time115 minutes[1]
Production company(s)Greenlit Rights
South Pacific Pictures


The film was first broadcast on Sunday 26 August 2007 at 9 pm on ITV1 in Britain[2] and 8:30 pm on TV ONE in New Zealand.[3]


The film was shot entirely on location in New Zealand. The action took place in the fictional town of Otakataka but was in fact mostly filmed on the West Coast of the North Island, around Huia and Bethells Beach.


  1. ^ a b "The Man Who Lost His Head | Films". South Pacific Pictures. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  2. ^ Walton, James (27 August 2007). "The weekend on television: The Man Who Lost His Head (ITV1)/The IT Crowd (Channel 4)". Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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