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Brian Walden

Production Manager, Producer

All in a day’s work: Brian Walden on location, while working for state television in the mid 1970s.

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Brian Walden tries to get things rolling while on the road for roving 1975 TV series One Man’s View. Reporter Hanafi Hayes looks on.

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Brain Walden tries out some stunt work of his own in Rangiora, after working on scenes of wing-walking grandmother Hilda Alexander for 1975 TV series One Man’s View. Walden remembers levelling out over a school, and the children below "running in 32 different directions". This episode was subtitled 'Life Begins at 70'.

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A behind the scenes shot from 1977 TV series The Mackenzie Affair: Michael O’Connor films a fight scene, while one of the show’s animal co-stars looks on.

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A shot from the filming of an elaborate stunt sequence in the Cook Islands, for Canadian film The Return of Tommy Tricker. 

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A behind the scenes still from 1978 TV series Gather Your Dreams, taken in the Kauaeranga Valley Hall in the Coromandel. From left to right, actor Kerry McGregor, lighting cameraman Michael O'Connor, and, as temperance society members, Yvonne Lawley and Hazel Cole.

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A grim moment from the first episode of Hanlon. The actor on the right of frame in period garb is Brian Walden.

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Brian Walden and camel, while making a movie for 20th Century Fox in India, late 1970/early 1971.

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Brian Walden (holding gun, third from the left) in a bit part as Scottish private Jock Burgess, during the Philippines shoot for movie Too Late the Hero (1970). Director Robert Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) is standing at the right of frame.

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Brian Walden cameos as a Groucho Marx figure in central Thames, during the filming of vaudeville tale Gather Your Dreams (1978).

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Filming with roughly 600 merino sheep and the Southern Alps, for 1977 TV series The Mackenzie Affair. Director of photography Max Quinn is at left of frame, with hand in the air. First Assistant Director Mike Smith stands nearby in red shirt. Between them is UK director Joan Craft, while cameraman Michael O'Connor is on top of the crane on the right.

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Merizo village in Guam: First Assistant Director Brian Walden (top of frame) is the only crew member willing to save sets from burning down, during the making of 1970 movie Noon Sunday.  After a rattle on the ladder signalled it was time for him to come down, Walden passed out while descending; he landed on actor Frank Cushing.

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Some of the cast and crew on 1988 TV movie The Grasscutter. Director Ian Mune is smiling behind the clapper board. Actor Marshall Napier stands behind Mune, in white shirt and dark jacket. Wearing the dark swanndri on Mune's left is director of photography Matt Bowkett. On Mune's right, producer Tom Finlayson kneels in the stripped shirt.

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