Ron Pledger

Director, Producer

Since joining state television as a sound operator in the 60s, Ron Pledger has gone on to win a reputation for his assured coverage of a wide range of live events, from concerts to This is Your Life to the state funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary. A life long music lover, Pledger was awarded an MBE in 1992, helping recognise 40 years of service in a military band. 

In the control room he was calm and focused, and that flowed on to the rest of us working beside him. My over-riding memory is of the fun we had making programmes. Despite the hard work, long hours and unpredictable nature of live TV it was always enjoyable. That was in no small part down to Ron’s input. Christine Brown

Interview

Ron Pledger: Praise Be live TV…

Interview, 2014

Anzac Day National Wreathlaying Ceremony

2008, Producer, Director - Television

Praise Be - Easter Special

2000, Director, Producer - Television

Praise Be - Christchurch Cathedral Special

1998, Producer, Director - Television

Praise Be - Series 11, Episode 13

1996, Producer - Television

This is Your Life - Grant Fox

1994, Director - Television

Praise Be for Christmas

1993, Director - Television

Wheel of Fortune - Celebrity Episode (10 October 1992)

1992, Director - Television

Wheel of Fortune

1990 - 93, Director - Television

This is Your Life - Sir Howard Morrison

1989, Producer, Director - Television

Blind Date

1989 - 1990, Director - Television

This is Your Life - Colin Meads

1988, Producer, Director - Television

The Listener Gofta Awards 1987

1987, Director - Television

Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards 1986

1986, Director - Television

Praise Be

1993 - ongoing, Director, Producer - Television

This is Your Life

1987 - 1990, Director, Producer - Television

Top Dance

1982 - 1984, Creator, Producer, Director - Television

Top Dance - 1982 Final

1982, Creator, Director, Producer - Television

Death of the Land

1978, Technical Producer - Television

Will the Real Mr Claus Please Stand Up

1977, Technical Producer - Television

Top Town

1987 - 1990, Producer - Television

Radio with Pictures

1980, Director - Television

Telethon

1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, Director - Television

Ready to Roll

1980, Director - Television

Studio One - Episode Two 1974

1974, Technical Producer - Television

Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards

1985, 1986, 1989, Director - Television