Michael Dean

Presenter, Reporter

Palmerston North-born Michael Dean won fame as a longtime presenter on pioneering BBC arts show Late Night Line-Up. Although his three decade broadcasting career was mostly spent in England, Dean also did time downunder. In 1972 he presented an opinionated Survey special on how New Zealand had changed, followed by talk show Dean on Saturday. He passed away in England on 5 October 2015.

Michael Hurst

Actor, Director

Actor and director Michael Hurst is a Kiwi creative institution. Even leaving aside his work as a director and stage actor, Hurst's screen resume runs to 50 roles and counting: including playing everyone from painter Toulouse-Lautrec, to Hercules's sidekick Iolaus, to politician Rodney Hide. 

Annie Whittle

Actor

Actor, singer, and comedian Annie Whittle first won television fame on 70s comedy classic A Week of It. Since then she has presented a run of shows, had her own musical special, and acted alongside the likes of Billy T James, Miranda Harcourt, George Henare, and Anthony Hopkins.

Phillip Schofield

Presenter

Lancashire born Phillip Schofield is a television fixture in England  — and longtime co-host of weekday magazine show This Morning. Schofield began his TV career in New Zealand after his family moved downunder. He spent three years hosting 1980s music show Shazam!, and was a Radio Hauraki DJ. Then Schofield returned to England and began introducing children's programmes for the BBC. He has since presented many live shows, including Test the Nation, skating series Dancing on Ice and award-winning game show The Cube. For more than a decade, Schofield has presented exclusively for UK network ITV.