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George Andrews: Veteran documentary maker...

Interview – 2009

Veteran documentary producer/director George Andrews has been a strong and consistent supporter of public service broadcasting, and was the main creative force behind the iconic early 1980s documentary series Landmarks. Andrews began his career as a broadcast journalist, later moving to producing and directing.

In this ScreenTalk, he talks about:

  • The story of his time presenting pioneering current affairs show Gallery
  • Producing the ground-breaking documentary series Landmarks in the early 1980s
  • His involvement in the start-up of TV3, and how the network's direction changed over time, moving it away from the public service style programming that he had hoped for
  • Launching his own production company George Andrews Productions, and some of the programmes he has enjoyed making over the years
  • How his 2006 documentary Made in Taiwan - starring Oscar Kightley and Nathan Rarere - came about
  • The story of how Made in Taiwan led to his 2008 documentary Allan Wilson - Evolutionary, about the pioneering and controversial New Zealand-born biologist
This video was first uploaded on 10 September 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview - Clare O’Leary. Camera and Editing - Leo Guerchmann