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Kevan Moore: The man behind the music shows…

Interview – 2017

Kevan Moore was a driving force behind many of our early TV music shows such as C’Mon, Happen Inn and Freeride. He also produced popular shows Night Sky, Frost Over New Zealand, and magazine show Town and Around. Having helped launch South Pacific Television and become its Head of Production, Moore left broadcasting to set up his own production company.

In this ScreenTalk, Moore talks about:

  • Getting a free television set to ‘monitor’ TV programmes
  • The intricacies of early live-to-air continuity announcing
  • Using expert Peter Read to host the popular show Night Sky
  • Pre-recording Town and Around “as live” — and his thoughts on why the show was so important 
  • How the music show C’Mon helped develop talent and technique
  • Working with incredibly talented broadcaster Peter Sinclair
  • The rough and lively style of 70s music show Free Ride 
  • How a producer offended David Frost, the famous host of Frost Over New Zealand
  • How educators ultimately scuttled the show It’s Academic
  • Having had the opportunity to meet fascinating people over his career
This video was first uploaded on 10 January 2017, 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, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside