Mercy Peak

Mercy Peak was a New Zealand television series that ran for three seasons on local network TV One, between 2001 and 2004. The series rated well in New Zealand (especially in its second series) and won multiple awards for its cast. Though an ensemble show, Mercy Peak centres on a doctor (played by Sara Wiseman) who leaves the city to work at a hospital in the small town of Bassett. She works alongside stuffy but caring doctor William Kingsley (Jeffrey Thomas from Shark in the Park). The series was produced by Auckland company South Pacific Pictures; a number of those who worked on the show would have a big hand in South Pacific Pictures hit Outrageous Fortune, including co-creator Rachel Lang, directors Mark Beesley and Simon Bennett, and producer John Laing.

Mercy Peak
Created byRachel Lang
Gavin Strawhan
StarringSara Wiseman
Jeffrey Thomas
Craig Parker
Alison Bruce
Tim Balme
Renato Bartolomei
Tamati Te Nohotu
Miriama Smith
Country of originNew Zealand
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes60
Executive producer(s)Rachel Lang
John Barnett
Sally Campbell
Steven Zanoski
Producer(s)John Laing
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)South Pacific Pictures
Original networkTV One
Original release25 July 2001 (2001-07-25) 
19 March 2004



The show won three awards at the 2002 New Zealand Television Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Tim Balme), Best Supporting Actress (Alison Bruce), and Best Script.[1] It won a further two awards at the following year's ceremony: Best Actor (Jeffrey Thomas) and Best Supporting Actress (Alison Bruce).[2]


  1. "Awards celebrate the best on the box". The New Zealand Herald. 29 June 2002. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  2. "Public chooses Campbell at NZ Television Awards". The New Zealand Herald. 22 August 2003. Retrieved 18 August 2009.

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