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Richard Thomas

Producer, Executive

Richard Thomas had a passion for documentary. After directing for the BBC's legendary doco series Man Alive, he moved downunder and became head of Television One’s information programme department. Following a short spell as Director of Television at the ABC in Australia, he settled in New Zealand to make some compelling television documentaries — and inspire others to do the same.

Although I began my broadcasting life as a social documentary maker, battles with autocratic managements convinced me that finding different ways to organise the creative process was crucial. Richard Thomas

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Ice Worlds

2002, Executive Producer - Television

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Ice Worlds - Life at the Edge

2002, Executive Producer - Television

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A Consuming Passion - An Unofficial History of the America's Cup

1995, Executive Producer - Television

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First Hand - Bedtime Stories

1995, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Just Words

1994, Producer - Television

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First Hand - A New Breed of Hero

1993, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Two Men from Tūākau

1993, Producer - Television

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First Hand

1992 - 1996, Producer, Creator - Television

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3 Men and a Boat

1992, Executive Producer - Television

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First Hand - Bowling Order

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Changing Minds

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Just Like Anyone Else

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Mahurangi Day

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Out of Work

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Paradise Lost

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Running the Rubbish

1992, Producer - Television

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First Hand - Sister to the Sinner

1992, Producer - Television

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Open Home

1992 - 1995, Executive Producer - Television

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Open Home - First Episode

1992, Executive Producer - Television

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Norwester - Wind of Contrasts

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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The Black Robin - A Chatham Island Story

1989, Writer - Television

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Wild South

1981 - 1997, Executive Producer - Television

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Johnstone's Journey - Settling for Suburbia

1978, Producer - Television

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Johnstone's Journey - A Century of Wendelkens

1978, Producer - Television

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Autumn Fires

1977, Executive Producer - Television

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Fair Go

1977 - 1980, Producer - Television

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Seven Days

1975 - 1976, Producer - Television