Peter Harcourt

Presenter, Actor

Best known for his many decades in radio, Peter Harcourt's career also included books and varied screen appearances. In the 60s he and his wife Kate Harcourt fronted Junior Magazine, one of our earliest children’s TV shows. Peter went on to act on Gloss and present the Mobil Song Quest, though his most famous screen appearance runs just 21 seconds – a 60s era underwear ad which was originally rejected as too risque to screen.

A great-hearted gent and a bloody good scholar. If there were more like him around, the world would not only be a much finer and friendlier place, but its theatrical and musical libraries would be much the richer. International theatre historian Kurt Gänzl on Peter Harcourt, in Music in New Zealand, Issue 29