1953 and the New Zealand Cricket Team, who have never won a test match, embark on their maiden tour to South Africa. At home, tragedy strikes.
On Christmas Eve Mt Ruapehu's devastating eruption destroys the rail-bridge over the Whangaehu River. The Overnight Express Train hurtles into the void.
In Johannesburg the New Zealand Team wakes to the news that 151 people have perished in the tragedy, among them the young fast bowler Bob Blair's fiancée Nerissa Love.
As events unfold over the rest of this day, Boxing Day 1953, it will become the most famous day in New Zealand sporting history.
Presented by: Jonny Brugh
Performer: Jonny Brugh
Co-written by: Jonny Brugh and Andrew Foster
Director: Andrew Foster