Border Patrol (TV series)

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Border Patrol
Border Patrol Title Card.jpg
Title Card
Narrated byTim Balme
Country of originNew Zealand
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodesN/A
Production
Running timeApprox 30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s)Greenstone TV
Release
Original networkTVNZ 1
Original release2004 –
present
Chronology
Related showsBorder Security: Australia's Front Line
Border Security: Canada's Front Line
Homeland Security USA
UK Border Force
Customs (Irish TV series)
External links
Website
Production website

Border Patrol is a New Zealand reality television series, focusing on the Customs, the Ministry for Primary Industries, and the New Zealand Immigration Service. The first season premiered in 2004 and it is an original New Zealand concept which has now been replicated throughout the world. In 2006, Border Patrol was the winner of the Best Reality Series at the New Zealand Screen Awards.[1] It is narrated by Tim Balme.

Border Patrol is very popular in New Zealand, and regularly wins its timeslot with usually more than 500,000 viewers per episode. In fact, in January 2012, Border Patrol repeats were screened every night on TV One at 7pm, and in one week it was the most watched show every day, reaching a peak of more than 830,000 viewers during the episode that screened on 9 January.[2]

International broadcasting[edit]

  • In Australia, the series airs under the name Border Patrol (sometimes referred to in on-air promos as Border Patrol NZ to more clearly distinguish it from Border Security) on Channel Seven.
  • In the United Kingdom, the series was briefly aired under the name Passport Patrol on Sky Living/Pick TV before later using its original title.
  • In Sweden, the series airs under the name Gränsbevakarna Nya Zeeland, on Kanal 9.
  • In the United States, the series airs under the name Border Patrol on the National Geographic Channel and is available to watch on Netflix[3]
  • In Ireland, the series airs under the name Passport Patrol on Sky Living.
  • In Denmark, the series airs under the name Border Patrol on 6'eren.
  • In Norway, the series airs under the name Grensevakten New Zealand on TVNorge.
  • In Italy it is broadcast on DMAX as Airport Security: Nuova Zelanda.

Series 7[edit]

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Title Original air date Australian viewers
TBATBA"Episode 1" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 2" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 3" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 4" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 5" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 6"2 (2)TBD
TBATBA"Episode 7" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 8" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 9" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 10" ()TBD

Series 8[edit]

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Title Original air date Australian viewers
TBATBA"Episode 1" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 2" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 3" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 4" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 5" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 6"2 (2)TBD
TBATBA"Episode 7" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 8" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 9" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 10" ()TBD

Series 9[edit]

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No. in
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Title Original air date Australian viewers
TBATBA"Episode 1" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 2" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 3" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 4" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 5" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 6"2 (2)TBD
TBATBA"Episode 7" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 8" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 9" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 10" ()TBD

Series 10[edit]

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Title Original air date Australian viewers
TBATBA"Episode 1" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 2" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 3" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 4" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 5" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 6"2 (2)TBD
TBATBA"Episode 7" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 8" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 9" ()TBD
TBATBA"Episode 10" ()TBD

Series 11[edit]

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Title Original air date viewers
TBATBA"Episode 1" ()TBD
A lovesick Lithuanian begs for mercy, Customs find enough cigarettes to sink a ship at Christchurch airport, and Biosecurity deal with a sneaky pest trying to hitchhike into the country.
TBATBA"Episode 2" ()TBD
A Nigerian national kicks-off with Border agencies, Customs deal with a fishy parcel from Africa, and Immigration talk to a tricky DJ trying to work without a visa.
TBATBA"Episode 3" ()TBD
A British national plans his very own Brexit; a package of happiness arrives at the mail centre; and Customs and Police go on a boat-hunt in the Bay of Islands.
TBATBA"Episode 4" ()TBD
An American woman attempts to smuggle a live cat across the border, and Customs find a soft toy stuffed with more than just stuffing!
TBATBA"Episode 5" ()TBD
Immigration deal with a Singaporean national who claims to be rendezvousing with a mystery man, and a flood in the biosecurity zone shuts down Auckland Airport!
TBATBA"Episode 6" ()TBD
A Brazilian man with a large quantity of cocaine hidden inside his suitcase is busted at Auckland Airport, a woman with undeclared seeds loses her cool with Biosecurity, and at Immigration, a wife tries to cover up for her overstaying husband.
TBATBA"Episode 7" ()TBD
..
TBATBA"Episode 8" ()TBD
Immigration deal with a Chinese national who has a fake passport, and Customs find a large quantity of meth hidden in household items.
TBATBA"Episode 9" ()TBD
A Greek man turns up at Auckland Airport with no money but plenty of history, and Customs find jeans with more than dodgy labels to hide.
TBATBA"Episode 10" ()TBD
Customs deal with a Lithuanian man who has very questionable holiday plans and a risky item lands at the International Mail Centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Border Patrol returns to TV tonight". Archived from the original on 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  2. ^ "Border Patrol returns to TV tonight". Archived from the original on 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  3. ^ "Border Patrol (US)". Netflix. Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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