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Back Benches - Christchurch Earthquake Special

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2011

In this episode of political panel show Back Benches, New Zealand politicians discuss and debate issues relating to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Presenters Wallace Chapman and Damian Christie are joined by panelists Darren Hughes (Labour MP), Peter Dunne (United Future Leader), Gareth Hughes (Green Party MP) and John Hayes (National MP). Filmed live only weeks after the disaster, emotions are running high and debate kicks off easily. This heated atmosphere extends to presenters Chapman and Christie. The duo share several tense moments as they attempt to juggle a slightly chaotic broadcast. 

 

Do you think this is the most riveting television though, giving away four T-Shirts?
– Presenters Damian Christie and Wallace Chapman openly discussing how to manage the raffle

Key Cast & Crew

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Wallace Chapman

Presenter

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Philippa Mossman

Network Executive

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John Gillespie

TVNZ News Executive

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Neil Murdoch

Technical Manager

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Damian Christie

Presenter

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Maryanne Ahern

Producer

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