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ScreenTalk Short: Brian Edwards

Interview – 2018

Brian Edwards is an Irish import who made a big impact on Kiwi current affairs. First seen on 1960s regional show Town and Around, he later helped launch consumer rights show Fair Go. In this ScreenTalk Short, Edwards discusses the joys of his first TV gig, being branded an "aggressive interviewer", helping solve a Post Office strike on Gallery, talking sodomy on Edwards on Saturday, "goodies and baddies" show Fair Go, feeling ill with stress with Edwards at Large, and how Kiwi current affairs deserves more airtime.

The full version of this interview was first uploaded on 27 July 2011.

This video 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
It was really just a matter of playing devil's advocate to both sides — which is what you normally do in this sort of thing — and finally convincing them that really they were essentially saying the same things.
– Brian Edwards on solving a Post Office strike with Postmaster General Allan McCready and union representative Ivan Reddish, during a 1970 interview on Gallery