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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

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Interview

Ron Pledger: Praise Be live TV…

Interview, 2014

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Anzac Day National Wreathlaying Ceremony

2008, Producer, Director - Television

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Praise Be - Easter Special

2000, Director, Producer - Television

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Praise Be - Christchurch Cathedral Special

1998, Producer, Director - Television

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Praise Be - Series 11, Episode 13

1996, Producer - Television

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This is Your Life - Grant Fox

1994, Director - Television

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Praise Be for Christmas

1993, Director - Television

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Wheel of Fortune - Celebrity Episode (10 October 1992)

1992, Director - Television

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Wheel of Fortune

1990 - 93, Director - Television

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This is Your Life - Sir Howard Morrison

1989, Producer, Director - Television

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Blind Date

1989 - 1990, Director - Television

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This is Your Life - Colin Meads

1988, Producer, Director - Television

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The Listener Gofta Awards 1987

1987, Director - Television

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Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards 1986

1986, Director - Television

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Praise Be

1993 - ongoing, Director, Producer - Television

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Mavis Rivers and Friends

1985, Director, Producer - Television

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This is Your Life

1987 - 1990, Director, Producer - Television

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Top Dance

1982 - 1984, Creator, Producer, Director - Television

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Top Dance - 1982 Final

1982, Creator, Director, Producer - Television

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Death of the Land

1978, Technical Producer - Television

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Will the Real Mr Claus Please Stand Up

1977, Technical Producer - Television

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Top Town

1987 - 1990, Producer - Television

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Radio with Pictures

1980, Director - Television

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Telethon

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

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Ready to Roll

1980, Director - Television

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Studio One - Episode Two 1974

1974, Technical Producer - Television

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Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards

1985, 1986, 1989, Director - Television