28 Jan 2021

NZ Screen History: Gloss

From Afternoons, 2:27 pm on 28 January 2021

This week we take you back to the mid 80's - a time of Yuppies, shoulder pads, boat shoes, and lots of spending!

Kiwis were glued to shows like Dynasty and Dallas, centered around wealthy American families, and producer Janice Finn had the idea to make a show about a rich Auckland family

The result was Gloss, which ran from 1987 to 1990. It was based around the wealthy Redfern family and their glossy fashion magazine. There was plenty of big hair, big earrings and big egos .

Joining Jesse to look back on the show are two of its creators - producer Janice Finn and writer, Rosemary McLeod.


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