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Peter Sinclair

Presenter

For three decades Peter Sinclair was one of New Zealand’s leading TV presenters. A radio announcer by training, he was the face of music television, fronting Let’s Go, C’mon and Happen Inn from 1964 to 1973. He reinvented himself as a quiz show host with Mastermind — and hosted telethons and beauty contests until the mid 90s. Sinclair returned to radio and wrote an online column until his death in August 2001.

Grace under fire, grace under pressure, that's Peter Sinclair. Did you ever see him sweat? Never. Paul Holmes in The Dominion, 9 August 2001

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The Five of Us – The Life of the Lawson Quins

1998, Narrator - Television

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Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Subject - Television

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Mastermind - 1990 Final

1990, Presenter - Television

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University Challenge - 1988 Final

1988, Presenter - Television

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University Challenge - 1987 Final

1987, Presenter - Television

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Peppermint Twist

1987, As: Himself - Television

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Peppermint Twist - Let's Limbo Some More

1987, As: Himself - Television

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25 Years of Television - Funny Moments

1985, Subject - Television

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The Miss New Zealand Show 1984

1984, Presenter - Television

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Gliding On - Mastermind (Series Four, Episode Five)

1984, As: Peter Sinclair - Television

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Mastermind International - 1982

1982, Presenter - Television

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Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

1981, Compere - Television

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University Challenge - 28 November 1981

1981, Presenter - Television

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Telethon - 1981 show

1981, Presenter - Television

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Good Day - The Music and Record Industry

1978, Subject - Television

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Mastermind

1976 - 1991, 2016, Presenter - Television

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University Challenge

1976 - 1989, 1977 - 1989 - Television

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Telethon

1975 - 1990, Presenter - Television

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Redwood 70

1970, Host - Television

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Rain and Tears

1969, Presenter - Music video

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Saint Paul

1969, Presenter - Music video

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C'mon - Series One, Final Episode

1967, Presenter - Television

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C'mon - Series One (Episode)

1967, Presenter - Television

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C'mon

1967 - 1969, Presenter - Television

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Thanks to You

1967, Presenter - Music video

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Let's Go - Behind the Scenes footage

1965, Presenter - Television

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Let's Go

1964 - 1966, Presenter - Television