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Max Cryer

Presenter, Producer

Max Cryer’s career as an entertainer encompassed singing on stage and screen, time in the United States, and pioneering live talk shows on television (Town Cryer). After a busy decade of TV presenting which began in the late 1960s, Cryer went behind the scenes to produce a clutch of quiz shows — before a late flowering as a prolific, bestselling author, exploring his love of words and Kiwi culture. He died on 25 August 2021.

The trouble with Max is that he can turn his hand to so many things, and accomplish them with flair and polish. And people tend to become confused by a man who moves with easy self-assurance through such a wide spectrum of entertainment. Writer Bute Hewes in The Listener, 8 June 1974, page 16

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Interview

Max Cryer - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 3 - Let Us Entertain You

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 4 - Winners and Losers

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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Pokarekare Ana - A Māori Love Song

2002, Subject - Television

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Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Subject - Television

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Moonrise (aka Grampire)

1992, As: Compere - Film

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Living Treasures

1990, Coordinator - Television

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Living Treasures - Friedensreich Hundertwasser

1990, Coordinator - Television

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Tonight With Cathy Saunders

1985 - 1986, Producer - Television

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Mastermind International - 1982

1982, Producer - Television

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There is No Depression in New Zealand

1981, As: Lawnmower man - Music video

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University Challenge - 28 November 1981

1981, Producer - Television

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The W Three Show - 1980 Final

1980, Producer - Television

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The W Three Show

1978 - 1986, Producer - Television

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Mastermind

1978 - 1987, Producer - Television

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Town Cryer - Beauty Queens

1976, Presenter - Television

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Town Cryer

1975 - 1977, Writer, Presenter, Associate Producer - Television

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On the Mat

1975 - 1983, Presenter - Television

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Review / Arts Review

1972 - 1975, Presenter - Television

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A Girl to Watch Music By

1969, Performer - Television

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A Girl to Watch Music By - Ray Columbus and Max Cryer

1969, Performer - Television

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On Camera

1968 - 1969, Reporter, Presenter - Television