10 Jun 2021

NZ Screen History - The Governor

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:25 pm on 10 June 2021

This week for NZ Screen History we're taking a look at a cultural juggernaut from the mid 1970s, The Governor

It was the first ever series to take over $1million to make - a staggering amount of money in 1975.

It was also the first programme to generate a public inquiry!

Writer Keith Aberdein joins us from Australia to discuss the show and how it was made, along with film and television historian from Victoria University Dr Trisha Dunleavy, who has written extensively about The Governor, including in her book - Ourselves in Primetime. 

The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

 

 

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