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Judy Callingham

Writer

After time as a reporter and radio producer, Judy Callingham became one of the first women in New Zealand to make her mark as a television scriptwriter (Close to Home, Gloss, Shortland St, and many more). Her broadcasting career has encompassed stints as a presenter (Town and Around, Fair Go), journalism tutor, and NZ On Air board member. These days she runs a media training company with husband Brian Edwards.

... I suppose we did try to push the envelope a little bit, but it was very gentle pushing. If you look at those early episodes, things that were considered absolutely outrageous in those days — like divorce — now would go past at a 5.30 slot, and no-one would raise a hair. Judy Callingham, on early soap Close to Home

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Interview

Judy Callingham: Writing our classics...

Interview, 2011

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Tala Pasifika - The Overstayer

2000, Script Editor - Television

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Duggan

1999, Writer - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Writer - Television

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Cover Story - Episode Two

1995, Writer - Television

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Marlin Bay - Series Three, Episode 11

1994, Writer - Television

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Shortland Street

2000,1993 - 2000, As: Justice Pamela Crane, Writer - Television

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Marlin Bay

1994,1994, Writer, Story Editor - Television

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Homeward Bound

1992, Story Editor, Writer - Television

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom)

1990, Story Editor - Television

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom) - excerpts

1990, Writer - Television

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Shark in the Park

1991, Writer - Television

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Gloss

1987 - 1990, Writer - Television

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Peppermint Twist

1987, Writer - Television

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Open House

1986 - 1987, Writer - Television

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Seekers

1986, Writer - Television

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Then Again - Colin Broadley interview

1986, Reporter - Television

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Then Again

1984 - 1986, Reporter - Television

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Country GP

1984 - 1985, Writer - Television

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Casualties of Peace

1982, Writer - Television

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Fair Go

1985 - 1986, Presenter - Television

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Beauty and the Beast

1976 - 1985, Subject - Television

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Close to Home

1976 - 1978, 1980 - 1982, Writer - Television

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Town and Around

1966, Reporter (Wellington) - Television