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A Going Concern (short clip)

Television (Excerpts) – 1975

A forgotten slice of New Zealand TV history, A Going Concern was the country's second, short-lived soap opera. Launched in July 1975 — two months after rival soap Close to Home — it revolved around the staff of a South Auckland plastics factory. The characters were a mixture of Pākehā and Māori, plus a Brit (entertainer Ray Woolf, in his first acting role). Apart from this 23 second clip pulled from a 1975 variety show, the series is believed destroyed. A Going Concern won solid reviews, but the new channel's limited coverage affected audience numbers; it ended after a year.  

Look I'm not in the mood for any of your smart comments this morning.
– Bruce (Grant Bridger) to Merv (Ray Woolf)

Key Cast & Crew

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Ray Woolf

As: Merv

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Grant McFarland

As: Roger Hepi

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Grant Bridger

As: Bruce Cunningham

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Bill Cole

Producer

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Grant Mangakahia

Actor

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Bill Johnson

Actor