22 Jul 2021

NZ Screen History: Top Town

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:25 pm on 22 July 2021

Top Town first screened on New Zealand television in 1976, a travelling summer TV game show styled partly on a British series called It's a Knockout.

It was held at sports grounds in local towns, and athletes competed for $9000 in prize money, in a series of crazy games til the point of exhaustion.  

It ran for 15 summers til 1990 - the original hosts were Sir Howard Morrison and Paddy O'Donnell. 

Host for the latter part of the 80's, Mark Leishman and games designer Ross Mackenzie, join Jesse in the studio.



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