The mid-80s — a time of yuppies, shoulder pads, boat shoes, and lots of spending! Kiwis were glued to shows like Dynasty and Dallas, centred around wealthy American families, and producer Janice Finn had the idea to make a show about a rich Auckland family. The result was Gloss, which ran from 1987 to 1990. Featuring the wealthy Redfern family and their glossy fashion magazine, there was plenty of big hair, big earrings and big egos. Joining Jesse Mulligan to look back on the show are two of its creators — producer Janice Finn and writer Rosemary McLeod.
This audio interview was recorded for RNZ National's NZ Screen History series, which aired in 2021 as part of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. The content is copyright to RNZ, and may not be reproduced from NZ On Screen.