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Keith Aberdein

Writer, Actor

Keith Aberdein is probably best known for playing the small-town policeman who arouses Bruno Lawrence's ire, in Kiwi screen classic Smash Palace. But his screen work covers almost every angle: from covering the Wahine disaster as a reporter, to directing, to writing scripts for some of the most ambitious television dramas of the 1970s.

People look at us and think, ‘three million people, how do you do it?' Keith Aberdein in a 1985 issue of Onfilm, on New Zealand’s film and television industry

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Interview

Keith Aberdein: Scripting NZ classics...

Interview, 2010

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Utu Redux

2013, Writer - Film

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I Was There - Wahine Disaster

2013, Reporter - Television

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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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Numero Bruno

2000, Subject - Television

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The Last Tattoo

1994, Writer - Film

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Here is the News

1992, Subject - Television

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Here Is The News - Wahine excerpt

1992, Subject - Television

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Inside Straight - Card Game (Episode Seven)

1984, Writer - Television

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Inside Straight

1984, Writer - Television

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Iris

1984, Writer - Television

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Wild Horses

1984, As: Mitch - Film

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Close to Home - Final Episode

1983, Writer - Television

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Hooks and Feelers

1983, As: Father - Short Film

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Utu

1983, Writer - Film

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Loose Enz - Graham's Mum and the Goulden Tour

1982, Script Editor - Television

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Carry Me Back

1982, Writer - Film

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Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

1982, Writer, Director - Television

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Jocko - Man with a Gun

1981, As: Tom - Television

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Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

1981, Writer - Television

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Jocko

1981 - 1983, As: Tom - Television

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Smash Palace

1981, As: Ray Foley, Writer - Film

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Writer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Writer - Television

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Nutcase

1980, Writer - Film

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Writer - Film

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The Governor

1977, Actor, Writer - Television

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The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

1977, Writer - Television

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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, Writer - Television

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The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

1977, Writer - Television

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The Making of The Governor

1977, Subject - Television

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Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (First Episode)

1976, Writer - Television

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Moynihan

1976 - 1977, Writer - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Writer, Director, Actor, Producer - Television

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Nationwide

1974 - 1975, Reporter - Television

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Section 7

1972, Writer - Television

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Pukemanu

1971 - 1972, Writer - Television

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Tank Busters

1970, Actor - Television

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John Rowles, Ladies and Gentlemen

1969, Director - Television

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M'Lady

1969, Director - Music video

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NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

1968, Reporter - Television

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Town and Around

1965 - 1970, Reporter - Television

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Compass

1964 - 1969, Reporter - Television