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Burying Brian - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2008

In this first episode of the six part comedy drama, a suburban Mum (Jodie Dorday from movie Via Satellite) reaches the end of her tether with her washed-up rock singer husband Brian (Shane Cortese), and he comes to the end of his life — atop a broken bong. After her three closest friends convince her she’ll face a murder rap, Jodie makes a fateful decision to dispose of the body. The show marked a move into drama for reality TV supremos Eyeworks Touchdown. "Think Sex and the City meets Desperate Housewives in an Outrageous Fortune kind of way." wrote Listener critic Diana Wichtel.

I've told him so many times to close the fridge properly!
– Jodie (Jodie Dorday) on her husband Brian (Shane Cortese)

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Eyeworks New Zealand


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Eyeworks New Zealand


Made with funding from NZ On Air


Opening and closing song: 'Sleeping During the Day', written by Kody Neilson, performed by The Mint Chicks