Round The Twist 4 continues the crazy adventures of Pete, Linda and Bronson Twist and their Dad, Tony who live in a lighthouse in the small seaside town of Port Niranda. The cast include Rian McLean as Pete Twist, Ebonnie Masini as Linda Twist and Mathew Waters as Bronson Twist. Andrew S. Gilbert plays Dad (Tony Twist). Mark Mitchell returns as Port Niranda’s obnoxious real estate agent, Mr. Gribble and Brook Rowan is the Gribble’s mischief-making son, Gribbs Junior.
Ghosts, gismos and “the yuk factor” are the hallmark ingredients of Round The Twist. In Round The Twist 4 Bronson gets to know the monster under his bed while Linda becomes invisible and has to take off her clothes so no-one can see where she is. Pete’s been bitten by Count Dracumite and Port Niranda is on the lookout for a werewolf that looks remarkably like…Pete Twist! The Twist family discovers what it’s like to be controlled by their TV and get the real story behind their TV heroes. Meanwhile, Bronson learns to face his biggest fear…in the graveyard and discovers that behind every headstone, there’s the possibility of striking it rich.
It all gets too much for Linda who can hear people’s true thoughts and when a stunning new girl arrives at school, Pete falls for her only to discover that beauty is only skin deep. Linda seems to be losing control of her shadow and Bronson becomes Skunkman – a super hero – righting all wrongs with the power of the pong. Then there’s Ariel, a strange young girl who is observing the Twists. She is the lost child from Atlantis and asks the Twist kids to come away with her to her Paradise… Sounds like heaven – but there’s just one drawback … it’s a paradise from which there is no return…. Meanwhile Tony (Dad) Twist and Bronson’s teacher, Fay have a special announcement to make…. Round The Twist 4 delivers more twists than ever before!
Round the Twist is an international award winning comedy series based on the stories of celebrated children's author, Paul Jennings.
The series follows the adventures of the Twist kids – Pete, Linda, Bronson – who have moved to the coastal town of Port Niranda with their Dad. Living in a haunted lighthouse, they encounter bizarre magical devices, neurotic ghosts, rampaging entrepreneurs and sneering school bullies. Each story is self-contained with an unpredictable twist at the end.
The many episodes in the series come with lesson plans to encourage students to become critical readers and viewers. The Round the Twistseries, tie-in novels and scripts integrate a variety of strategies for interpreting and comparing written and visual texts.
The stories encourage self-exploration and learning to cope with change. What we take for granted is questioned in every episode, raising the important issues of ethics and behaviour.