Ian Fraser, with the help of a Burroughs Link Network computer system, presents the television broadcast of the 1981 election results. With him in the studio are Karen Sims, Chris Anderson, Colin James and Professor John Roberts. Also links up with reporters across the electorate, including David Beatson reporting from Tamaki; [Darranee] Shanahan reporting from Nelson; John Bishop reporting from Marton; Alistair Carthew reporting from Wellington; [Alison Parr also reporting from Wellington .
Roger Gasgoine and an unidentified man present "Today Tonight" which will cover the 28 electorates in the greater Wellington vicinity. Bill Ralston gives commentary on activities around Wellington on polling day including Mayor Michael Fowler at the town hall. Jill Simpson reports from Wellington.
Sir John Marshall in the studio. Also shows some archival footage of previous election campaigns, and a profile of Rob Muldoon.
Further election results and an interview with Warren [Frear] and polling results with Alison Parr in Wellington Central; profile on the political career and leadership style of Bill Rowling.