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Simon Walker


South African-born Simon Walker is best known down under for one 14-minute TV interview: his controversial 1976 face-off with Robert Muldoon. Walker did further NZ assignments as a TV reporter, and headed communications for Labour’s 1984 sweep to power. These days Walker is better known in the UK, after holding varied PR, communications and advisory roles for John Major, British Airways, Reuters, and the Queen.

I was paying for something in a London shop the other day and was asked for identification. The other person at the counter said, “Don’t worry, that’s Simon Walker. He interviewed Muldoon.” ... It’s still the one that sticks in people’s minds. Simon Walker, in a 2008 Listener interview