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John McRae

Producer, Executive

As a three time Head of Drama in New Zealand television, John McRae spearheaded a run of shows that were both local and export successes. His four decade career saw him working in New Zealand, England and Australia, and winning Emmy and Bafta awards  plus an OBE. McRae passed away on 31 October 2020.

I didn’t realise it at the time, because I was young and stupid, but really John was a force for good in television. Producer Philippa Campbell, quoted in Trisha Dunleavy 2005 book Ourselves in Primetime