Top 40 NZ TV Classics

This collection of 40 classic Kiwi TV series offers up images spanning 50 years. The titles range from Gloss to Gliding On, from Olly Ohlson to Nice One Stu, from Ready to Roll to wrestlers. In this special backgrounder, Stuff's James Croot writes about favourite moments of Kiwi TV. The list is in rough chronological order of when each series debuted.

Town and Around: Wellington Highlights

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

40 Years of Country Calendar

Television, 2005 (Full Length Episode)

C'mon - Series One, Final Episode

Television, 1967 (Full Length Episode)

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You

Television, 1971 (Full Length Episode)

It's in the Bag - Dunedin (1974)

Television, 1974 (Full Length Episode)

Play School - Presenter Compilation

Television, 1980–1987 (Excerpts)

Spot On - First Episode

Television, 1974 (Full Length Episode)

Close to Home - First Episode

Television, 1975 (Full Length Episode)

Telethon - 1981 show

Television, 1981 (Excerpts)

Ready to Roll

Television, 1975–2001

On the Mat - 17 March 1981

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Romper Room - Opening Titles

Television, 1975 (Excerpts)

Moynihan - You Can't Win 'Em All (Episode Two)

Television, 1976 (Full Length Episode)

Nice One

Television, 1976–1978

Top Town - 1977 Final

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

Hunter's Gold - First Episode

Television, 1976 (Full Length Episode)

The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

Fair Go - 30 Years on Television

Television, 2007 (Full Length Episode)

A Dog's Show - 1981 Final

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

A Week of It - Christmas Special

Television, 1979 (Full Length Episode)

It is I Count Homogenized - Episode

Television, 1983 (Full Length Episode)

Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

After School - Māorimind (Episode)

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Landmarks - A Land Apart

Television, 1981 (Full Length)

Hudson and Halls - Episode Seven (1982)

Television, 1982 (Excerpts)

Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

Television, 1980 (Full Length Episode)

Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Chic Chat - 1981 Episode

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Radio with Pictures

Television, 1976–1988

Terry and the Gunrunners - 1, First Episode

Television, 1985 (Full Length Episode)

Hotshotz

Television, 1989 (Full Length)

Gloss - First Episode

Television, 1987 (Full Length Episode)

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

Holmes - First Episode

Television, 1989 (Excerpts)

The Boy from Andromeda - The Guardian

Television, 1990 (Full Length Episode)

What Now? - 1991 Christmas Special

Television, 1991 (Full Length Episode)

Shortland Street - First Episode

Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)

Nightline - 20th Anniversary Episode

Television, 2010 (Full Length)

The Son of a Gunn Show - Christmas Special

Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)

Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

Television, 2005 (Full Length Episode)