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Paul Holmes

Broadcaster

Paul Holmes, KCNZM, helped change the face of New Zealand broadcasting. In 1989 the actor turned radio host began presenting primetime news and magazine show Holmes in spectacular style, when guest Dennis Conner walked out of his interview. Holmes balanced the TV show and a popular radio slot for 15 years, followed by a stint with Prime TV and current affairs show Q+A. He passed away on 1 February 2013. 

Broadcasting taught me everyone is intelligent. Everyone is good at something, everyone can express in the right environment and anyone can be eloquent if approached correctly. Paul Holmes, in his 1999 autobiography

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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

2010, Subject - Television

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From the Archives: Five Decades (2000s) - Paul Holmes

2010, Subject - Television

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Noise Control

2008, Subject - Short Film

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Intrepid Journeys - Yemen (Paul Holmes)

2008, Presenter - Television

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Dancing with the Stars - Paul Holmes excerpt (Series Three, Episode Four)

2007, Contestant - Television

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Holmes (Prime Television)

2006, Presenter - Television

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Holmes (Prime Television) - Russell and Martin Crowe interview

2006, Presenter, Executive Producer - Television

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Dancing with the Stars

2007, Contestant - Television

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Holmes 15th Anniversary

2004, Presenter - Television

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2002 Leaders Debate - Analysis

2002, Leaders' Debate host - Television

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2002 Leaders Debate - Debate Three

2002, Presenter - Television

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Angela D'Audney - A Tribute

2002, Subject - Television

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Today Live - Angela D'Audney

2001, Subject - Television

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The Price of Fame

2000, Subject - Television

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This is Your Life - Lance Cairns

1999, Presenter - Television

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Crump

1999, Subject - Television

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Havoc 2000 Deluxe - Episode 17

1999, Subject - Television

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This is Your Life - Malvina Major

1998, Presenter - Television

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This is Your Life - Rob Guest

1998, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Christmas Party: Ingham Twins Interview

1997, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Christmas Party

1997, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Glen Campbell tribute to John Denver

1997, Interviewer - Television

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Holmes - Joe Karam and James McNeish on David Bain

1997, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - The Ingham Twins

1997, Interviewer, Presenter - Television

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Triumph of the Human Spirit

1996, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Robin Williams

1996, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Sir Edmund Hillary

1996, Presenter - Television

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Eve - Gloria's Story

1994, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Johnny Cash

1994, Presenter - Television

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One Network News - Paul Holmes Meets Margaret Thatcher

1993, Interviewer - Television

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Twelve Days Of Glory - The Forgotten Athletes

1993, Presenter, Producer - Television

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Fred Hollows - One Man's Vision

1992, Interviewer - Television

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Holmes - David Attenborough

1991, Interviewer - Television

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Holmes - Glen Campbell

1991, Interviewer - Television

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Wonderful World - TV One Channel ID

1991, Subject - Television

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Holmes - Johnny 'The Māori Cowboy' Cooper

1990, Presenter - Television

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Holmes

1989 - 2004, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - First Episode

1989, Presenter - Television

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Holmes - Geoffrey Palmer with Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball

1989, Presenter - Television

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The Rate Race

1987, Subject - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The House (First Episode)

1985, Narrator - Television

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Cuckoo Land - The Neighbour (Episode Two)

1985, Narrator - Television

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This is Your Life

1997 - 99, Presenter - Television

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Loose Enz - The Pumice Land

1981, As: Danny - Television

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Rock Around the Clock

1981 - 1982, Presenter - Television

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Rock Around the Clock - First Episode

1981, Presenter - Television

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Grunt Machine

1976, Presenter - Television

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Grunt Machine - Paul Holmes

1975, Subject - Television

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Men and Super Men

1975, As: Tom - Short Film

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Buck House

1974 - 1975, As: Reg Willis - Television

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Buck House - Escorts Unlimited Ltd

1974, As: Reg Willis - Television

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An Awful Silence

1972, As: Mr Holly - Television

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Gone up North for a While

1972, As: The Boyfriend - Television