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Peter Blake

Composer, Producer

Peter Blake introduced more local content to popular music shows Ready to Roll and Radio with Pictures at a time when covers of overseas songs were the norm. The longtime musician began in television via 1970s music programme; Grunt Machine, and ended up in charge of a stable of shows. He has also composed music for everything from TV One's nightly News theme to drama Shark in the Park.

For me the strongest music themes for TV shows are often about melody. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the form of a tune or motif — a distinctive melody is a hook, it assures the theme is instantly recognisable. Peter Blake

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Interview

Peter Blake: On making music and getting Ready to Roll …

Interview, 2013

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Billy

2011, Additional Music - 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: 6 - A Sense of Identity

2010, Subject - Television

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Fair Go - 30 Years on Television

2007, Composer - Television

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Face to Face with Kim Hill - Andrew Little

2005, Composer - Television

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Face to Face with Kim Hill - John Clarke

2004, Composer - Television

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The Lion Man

2004 - 2007, Composer - Television

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Face to Face with Kim Hill

2003, Composer - Television

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Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Composer - Television

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Lawless: Beyond Justice

2000, Composer - Television

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Lawless: Dead Evidence

2000, Composer - Television

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The Mole - First Episode

2000, Composer - Television

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Lawless

1999, Composer - Television

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Riding High

1995, Composer - Television

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Riding High - First Episode

1995, Composer of Theme Music - Television

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Dilemmas - 3 December 1993

1993, Composer - Television

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Visual Symphonies - Otago

1991, Composer - Title Music - Television

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Visual Symphonies - The Outback

1991, Composer - Title Music - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Bruno Do That Thing

1990, Composer - Television

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Shark in the Park - Diversions (Series Two, Episode Four)

1990, Composer - Television

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Shark in the Park - Prospects (Series Two, Episode One)

1990, Composer - Television

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Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter (Series One, Episode Three)

1989, Composer - Television

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Magic Kiwis - Sir Edmund Hillary

1989, Composer - Television

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Holmes

1989 - 2004, Composer - Television

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Magic Kiwis

1989 - 1991, Composer - Television

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Night of the Red Hunter - Telefeature

1989, Composer - Television

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Send a Gorilla

1988, Musical Director, Composer - Film

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Shark in the Park

1988 - 1991, Composer - Television

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The Marching Girls - Mahara's Story

1987, Composer - Television

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True Colours

1986, Executive Producer - Television

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True Colours - First Episode

1986, Executive Producer - Television

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Radio with Pictures - South Island Music

1984, Producer - Television

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Radio with Pictures - 17 June 1984

1984, Producer - Television

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Live at Mainstreet - The Idles and The Mockers

1984, Producer - Television

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Live At Mainstreet - Dance Exponents

1983, Producer - Television

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Live at Mainstreet - The Legionnaires

1983, Producer - Television

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Live at Mainstreet - The Narcs and Coconut Rough

1983, Producer - Television

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Radio with Pictures - My Kind of Town

1981, Producer - Television

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Ready to Roll - NZ Record Awards 1978

1978, Musical Director - Television

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Fair Go

1977 - ongoing, Composer - Television

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Radio with Pictures

1980 - 1987, Producer - Television

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Ready to Roll - two openings

1975, Composer - Second Clip - Television

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Ready to Roll

1976 - 1988, Producer, Director, Musical Director - Television