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Bidibidi - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990 Children Nature

Bidibidi - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990 Children Nature

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Like the eponymous native plant this children's puppet programme stuck to the socks of many kiwis of a certain vintage. Produced in Dunedin by TVNZ's Natural History Unit (now NHNZ), Bidibidi followed the adventures of a sheep on a South Island station for two series. Adapted from the children's book by Gavin Bishop, the show interspersed puppet scenes and musical numbers with actual wildlife footage. This first episode sees Bidibidi chasing a rainbow with advice from Stella the kea; includes beautifully shot images of a menagerie of native birds.

Key Cast & Crew

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Max Quinn

Producer, Director

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Gavin Bishop

Writer, Composer, Original Author

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Kristen Gillespie

Voices of Bidibidi

Just do as I say and you will find your rainbow!
– A kea gives Bidibidi travelling instructions