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Peter Coates

Director, Producer

If director and producer Peter Coates was a superhero, he’d surely be ‘Renaissance Man’. His contribution to championing the arts on television is arguably heroic, and his career multi-faceted. From 1971 to 2004 Coates produced, directed or scripted hundreds of TV productions covering a smorgasbord of topics, from operas to soap operas, and from portraits of New Zealand artists to rugby coaching films.

The production of Die Fledermaus by Peter Coates was an artistic triumph. It was brilliantly conceived for the television medium, and throughly faithful to the story and spirit of this delightful comic opera. NZ Herald music critic LCM Saunders, on a 1984 TVNZ production of Die Fledermaus

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Men of the Silver Fern - A Winning Reputation (1870 - 1924)

1993, Producer, Writer, Interviewer, Director - Television

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Men of the Silver Fern - Power, Politics and Professionalism (1978 - 1992)

1993, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Men of the Silver Fern - Towards the Grand Slam (1957 - 1978)

1993, Writer, Producer, Director - Television

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Men of the Silver Fern - Trouble in the Engine Room (1925 - 1956)

1993, Writer, Producer, Director - Television

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Sunday - Sagrada Familia

1992, Director - Television

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Sunday (magazine show)

1991 - 1994, Director - Television

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Logan Brewer - The Man Behind the Razmatazz

1991, Director - Television

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10AM

1990, Director - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Frances Hodgkins

1989, Director, Writer, Design - Television

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Inspiration

1987, Producer, Director - Television

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Inspiration - Margaret Mahy

1987, Executive Producer - Television

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A Master of Light - The Life and Work of Brian Brake Photographer

1987, Director, Producer - Television

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A Spark of Life - James Greig, Potter, Man of West and East

1987, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Ngati

1987, Editor - Television

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Witi Ihimaera: Roimata Toroa

1987, Director, Producer - Television

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Kaleidoscope - Town Planning

1985, Series Director - Television

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Sunday

1983 - 1986, Director - Television

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Ashkenazy in Concert

1983, Producer, Director - Interview - Television

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Kaleidoscope

1980 - 1989, Producer, Director - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1976, Director, Producer - Television

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Hunt's Duffer

1973, Co-Director, Writer, Producer, Writer - Television

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Island of Spirits

1973, Director, Producer - Television

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Survey - What Happened at Oruaiti

1972, Director, Producer - Television

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The Prince of Nosey-Parkers

1972, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Town and Around

1970, Director (Wellington) - Television