What is it like to have three babies at once? And what is it like to be a triplet? Is it like being one of three peas in a pod? “Three’s Company” in the Private Lives series gives a fascinating insight into life with some New Zealand triplets.
We’ll meet parents of triplet babies and see how they cope in those early days at home. We’ll also see several sets of triplets – from five-year-olds starting school to identical teenagers who do aerobics in triplicate – to the remarkable “3P’s” – Pamela, Patricia and Pauline, a set of fifty-plus triplet sisters, who think alike, never disagree and are essentially three parts of one whole.
“Three’s Company” director Rebecca Mellor says that when she first met the “3P’s”, she was “thrown”. “They were all dressed alike, right down to their shoes and necklaces. I could tell Patricia apart as I had spent some time with her separately but the only way I could tell Pamela and Pauline apart was by their engagement rings which were slightly different.
When kids come in threes it can mean chaos – and a lifetime of fun and confusion – “Three’s Company” – the Private Lives of Triplets
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Producer: Tony Manson
Co producer/researcher: Rachel Stace
Exec producer: John Harris
Network exec: Irene Gardiner
Director: Rebecca Mellor
2nd unit Directors: Julie Colquhoun, Rachel Stace
Editor: Andy McGrath
Online editor: Gordon Goodinson
Sound engineer: Simon Weir
Production manager: Toni Williams
Camera: Simon Ellis, Paul Clark, Steve Fisher, Michael O’Connor, Feb Faith, Murray Milne
Sound: Tony Woollams, Todd Ranson, Andy McGrath, Brent Iremonger
Narrator: Mark Leishman
Production accountants: Glenda Paterson, Jeanette Wiles
Funded by: New Zealand on Air and TVNZ