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Tom Finlayson

Producer, Director

Tom Finlayson has worked in television in almost every capacity: as a reporter and producer in the cauldron of daily news, developing and producing classic drama shows (Under the Mountain, Mortimer's Patch) and movies, directing documentaries (The Party's Over) — as well as commissioning programmes, during a three year stint as TVNZ’s Director of Production.

Successful productions always have many claimants to their parenthood: failed ones tend to be orphans. There were at least 10 people who claimed parenthood of Shortland Street. But Marlin Bay was a waif! Tom Finlayson

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Interview

Tom Finlayson: On Town and Around and much more...

Interview, 2011

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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The New Zealand Wars 1 - The War that Britain Lost (Episode One)

1998, Network Executive - Television

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The New Zealand Wars 2 - Kings and Empires (Episode Two)

1998, Network Executive - Television

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The New Zealand Wars 3 - The Invasion of the Waikato (Episode Three)

1998, Network Executive - Television

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The New Zealand Wars 4 - Taranaki Prophets (Episode Four)

1998, Network Executive - Television

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The New Zealand Wars 5 - The East Coast Wars (Episode Five)

1998, Network Executive - Television

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Out of the Dark

1996, Network Executive - Television

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For Arts Sake - A Century of Cinema

1996, Network Executive - Television

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For Arts Sake - In the Eye of the Beholder: Douglas Wright

1996, Network Executive - Television

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The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

1996, Network Executive - Television

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Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Network Executive - Television

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For Love or Money

1995, Network Executive - Television

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Open Home - Series Four, Episode 13

1995, Network Executive - Television

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Seeing Red

1995, Network Executive - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - The Footprints of the Dragon

1994, Network Executive - Television

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Open Home - Series Three, Episode Nine

1994, Network Executive - Television

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Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

1994, Network Executive - Television

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The Party's Over

1992, Director, Producer - Television

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Smiling Again

1991, Director, Producer - Television

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Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

1990, Director - Television

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The Grasscutter

1988, Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 1, First Episode

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 2, Episode Two

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 3, Episode Three

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 4, Episode Four

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 5, Episode Five

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Terry and the Gunrunners - 6, Episode Six

1985, Executive Producer - Television

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Under the Mountain - The Alien World Below (Episode Four)

1981, Producer - Television

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Under the Mountain

1981, Producer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

1980, Producer - Television

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Mortimer's Patch

1980 - 1984, Producer, Creator - Television

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Radio Waves

1978, Producer - Television

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Radio Waves - 16 May 1978

1978, Producer - Television

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Town and Around: Auckland Highlights

1967, Reporter - Television

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Town and Around

1966 - 1969, Reporter (Auckland) - Television