Missing Pieces on TV3

8:00pm – Tuesday, September 27 on TV 3

Missing Pieces, the local series which re-unites people with a past they thought they had lost, returns to our screens on Tuesday, September 27th at 8pm on 3.

Narrated by 3 News’ Mike McRoberts, Missing Pieces tells the stories of surprise re-unions. Each tale starts with a down the barrel video “plea” from the seeker, explaining who they are looking for and why. Then the viewer is taken on a journey as the Missing Pieces team of investigative journalists traces the lost child, parent, friend or lover.

Series producer David Lomas says the initial contact with the person being sought was always the difficult part and had to be handled carefully. “We were dealing with unique, sometimes extremely sensitive situations,” he says.

“In one case we had to tell a 70-year-old man he was the father of a daughter he did not know existed. She was critically ill in hospital in Brisbane and was seeking blood relatives for a bone marrow transplant.”

But it’s this week’s story that Lomas recalls as one of the series’ most challenging.

“We had to convince a woman living in the backblocks of Australia that she should meet the daughter she abandoned when the child was two-years-old,” Lomas explains.

“The mother just walked out of her home in West Auckland and left her daughter with a neighbour. The daughter is now 38 and has terminal cancer.”

Make sure not to miss the touching conclusion to this story when Missing Pieces returns to our screens on Tuesday, September 27th at 8pm on 3.

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