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Michael Scott-Smith discusses his long and illustrious career as a television producer from the 1960s. He began his career working for the BBC, most notably on the show the Late Night Line-Up, and moved to New Zealand in the mid 1960s, initially on sabbatical, but eventually permanently. Michael was a key figure in TV One drama in the 1970s when Pukemanu, Close to Home and the Governor were produced. Michael talks about his role with the industry but also the culture within broadcasting and changes over the decades.

Key people: Allan Morris, Alan Martin, Brian Edwards, Peter Coates, Des Moynihan, Tony Issac, Norman Kirk Bill Munro, Michael Noonan, Ash Lewis, Ian Mune, Tony Williams, John O’Shea, Peter Muxlow, Robert Muldoon, Corin Redgrave, Julian Mounter, Malcom Kemp, Ian Johnstone, Bill Birch

Productions: The Make Up of the All Blacks, Seddon, Compass, Survey, Gallery, Close To Home, Governor, Epidemic, God Boy, Rachel, The Longest Winter, Pukemanu, Moynihan, Bingo and Molly, Crimewatch.

Key organisations and moments: BBC, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, NZBC, TV One, South Pacific Television, Feltex Awards, Avalon, South Pacific Pictures, Television New Zealand

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Year 2011

Reference number F205432

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series New Zealand Film Archive Oral History Project

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Oral history

Production company New Zealand Film Archive

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