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Spike Milligan - Nuclear-free public service announcements Television (Excerpts) – 1976 Promotional Educational

Spike Milligan - Nuclear-free public service announcements

Television (Excerpts) – 1976 Promotional Educational

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In these never-aired commercials, comic genius Spike Milligan urges New Zealanders to sign the Campaign Half Million petition against the introduction of nuclear power. Instead he advocates wind power while standing in breezy Wellington. The ads were never shown, though they did end up in a TV news story on the decision to ban them, thus gaining prime time exposure. The petition, organised for the Campaign for a Non-Nuclear Future, eventually gained 333,087 signatures, representing 10% of New Zealand's population at the time.

Key Cast & Crew

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Raewyn Mackenzie

Producer

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Spike Milligan

Presenter

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Don Reynolds

Sound

But seriously, the Campaign Half Million for a non-nuclear future New Zealand. Sign their petition today and make a safe future for your kids. It’s your responsibility. Do it today.
– Spike Milligan

Produced by

Campaign Half Million

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Raewyn Mackenzie.

Acknowledgements

Archival footage from material preserved and made available by The New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua.