We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.
Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Close to Home - Episode 300

Close to Home - Episode 300

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1978

Baker Ken Paget (Harry Lavington) celebrates a significant birthday in this episode of popular 1970s soap opera Close to Home. But soon the landline telephones are running hot with big news about a long awaited engagement between David Paget (Stephen Tozer) and Christine Lorvatz (Heather Lindsay). Riki (Jim Moriarty) is first to congratulate his best mate and Ken's birthday party becomes the setting for more happy news. This episode was penned by prolific scriptwriter and Close to Home creator Michael Noonan (Pukemanu, The Governor). 

Oh yeah? Rob Muldoon got thrown out in a bloodless military takeover...
– Riki (Jim Moriarty) delivers some choice political sarcasm

Key Cast & Crew

Profile image for John Whitwell

John Whitwell

Director

Profile image for Jim Moriarty

Jim Moriarty

As: Riki

Profile image for Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan

Writer

Generic Profile image for Stephen Tozer

Stephen Tozer

As: David

Profile image for Heather Lindsay

Heather Lindsay

As: Christine

Generic Profile image for Mark DeFriest

Mark DeFriest

Producer

See all 26 credits

More from The Ginette McDonald Collection Collection...

Thumbnail image for Lynn of Tawa Show - First Episode

Lynn of Tawa Show - First Episode

In the late 1970s Ginette McDonald introduced New...

Thumbnail image for Magic Kiwis - Lynn & Fred

Magic Kiwis - Lynn & Fred

In the 1970s two hugely influential television...

Thumbnail image for Peppermint Twist
Series

Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist’s pastel-tinted...

Thumbnail image for Visual Symphonies
Series

Visual Symphonies

Comedy collided with travel in this 10-part series...

Thumbnail image for Talkback - Excerpt

Talkback - Excerpt

'Out and proud' right-wing broadcaster Malcolm White...

Thumbnail image for Lynn of Tawa - Special

Lynn of Tawa - Special

Ginette McDonald introduced theatre audiences to...

Thumbnail image for Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

Pioneer Women - Hera Ngoungou

This episode in the Pioneer Women series...

Thumbnail image for 1981 Royal Variety Performance

1981 Royal Variety Performance

This live spectacular documents an 18 October 1981...

Thumbnail image for Rocked the Nation - No 21: The New Zealand Accent

Rocked the Nation - No 21: The New Zealand Accent

This bite-sized excerpt from Kiwi cultural highlights...

Thumbnail image for Ground Force - First Episode

Ground Force - First Episode

Led by presenter Ginette McDonald, the Firth...

Thumbnail image for Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You (first episode)

Pukemanu - Pukemanu Welcomes You (first episode)

Pukemanu was the first continuing drama...

Thumbnail image for My Life is Murder - Silent Lights (Season 3, Episode 5)

My Life is Murder - Silent Lights (Season 3, Episode 5)

Following a squabble with his neighbours over...

Thumbnail image for All Things Being Equal - 22 September 1978 Episode

All Things Being Equal - 22 September 1978 Episode

Written by future Gloss creator Rosemary...

Thumbnail image for Dead Certs

Dead Certs

Made for Montana Sunday Theatre, Dead...

Thumbnail image for Face Value - Her New Life

Face Value - Her New Life

Written by Fiona Samuel, Face Value was a...

Thumbnail image for The Hitch-Hiker

The Hitch-Hiker

Thumbnail image for Good Day – The Judith Fyfe Celebrity Pot Roast Show

Good Day – The Judith Fyfe Celebrity Pot Roast Show

The one-liners fly thick and fast in this celebrity...

Thumbnail image for Lynn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

Lynn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

Kiwi icon Lynn of Tawa (Ginette McDonald) goes on the...

Thumbnail image for The Fire-Raiser (TV movie)

The Fire-Raiser (TV movie)

Created by beloved writer Maurice Gee, The...

Thumbnail image for The Champion - First Episode

The Champion - First Episode

Author Maurice Gee’s boyhood experiences helped...

Thumbnail image for Lynn of Tawa - Mitre 10

Lynn of Tawa - Mitre 10

No other homegrown comic character nailed the...

Thumbnail image for Lynn of Tawa - Red Nose Day

Lynn of Tawa - Red Nose Day

In this short and sweet advert from the early 1990s,...

Thumbnail image for Variety Spectacular - A Night with the Stars

Variety Spectacular - A Night with the Stars

A Night with the Stars was an ambitious,...

Thumbnail image for P.A. for a Day - Helen Clark (Episode Three)

P.A. for a Day - Helen Clark (Episode Three)

Prime Minister Helen Clark is the boss of the week in...

Thumbnail image for Close to Home - Episode 300

Close to Home - Episode 300

Baker Ken Paget (Harry Lavington) celebrates a...

Thumbnail image for Group Therapy

Group Therapy

This comical short film follows a self-confessed...

Thumbnail image for Trick or Treatment

Trick or Treatment

Presenter Ginette McDonald explores the ever-expanding...

Thumbnail image for Seven Sharp - Ginette McDonald

Seven Sharp - Ginette McDonald

Shocked by low voter turnout in local politics,...

Thumbnail image for Warts & All - Ginette McDonald à la Carte

Warts & All - Ginette McDonald à la Carte

With "à la carte" meaning ordering individual...

Thumbnail image for Warts & All - Ginette McDonald Probes the Police

Warts & All - Ginette McDonald Probes the Police

In this light-hearted...

Thumbnail image for The Great TV3 Comedy Debate - Rugby, It's Only a Game

The Great TV3 Comedy Debate - Rugby, It's Only a Game

New Zealand's obsession with rugby provides a wealth...

Thumbnail image for The Great TV3 Comedy Debate - We Need More Women on Top

The Great TV3 Comedy Debate - We Need More Women on Top

This TV3 Comedy Debate brings together six of...

Thumbnail image for Country GP - Episode 22

Country GP - Episode 22

The long shadow of World War ll hangs over Mason...

Thumbnail image for Gliding On - The Work Experience Scheme (Series Five, Episode Two)

Gliding On - The Work Experience Scheme (Series Five, Episode Two)

In this episode of the...

Thumbnail image for Open House - Shades of Blue

Open House - Shades of Blue

Teenage troubles dominate this episode of...

Thumbnail image for Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter (Series One, Episode Three)

Shark in the Park - Lamb to the Slaughter (Series One, Episode Three)

The role of women in a traditionally male-dominated...

Thumbnail image for Pioneer Women - Ettie Rout

Pioneer Women - Ettie Rout

The Feltex-winning series Pioneer Women...

Thumbnail image for Strassman - Series One, Episode Seven

Strassman - Series One, Episode Seven

Ventriloquist and host David Strassman has a hard time...

Thumbnail image for Joyful and Triumphant

Joyful and Triumphant

Classic Kiwi play Joyful and Triumphant...

Thumbnail image for Once a Convent Girl

Once a Convent Girl

Thumbnail image for Give Us a Clue - excerpt

Give Us a Clue - excerpt

Former National Party MP Paula Bennett hosts this...

Thumbnail image for Bert and Maisy - Christmas (She's Funny at the Moment, They Both Are)

Bert and Maisy - Christmas (She's Funny at the Moment, They Both Are)

Elderly couple Bert and Maisy are creatures...

Thumbnail image for Ngā Wahine

Ngā Wahine

In 1992 Riwia Brown (Once Were Warriors)...

Thumbnail image for Dunnies Down Under

Dunnies Down Under

Toilets prove to be a surprisingly great conduit for...

Thumbnail image for Rabbiters Rest - Dust to Dust

Rabbiters Rest - Dust to Dust

Created by comedian Jon Gadsby, Rabbiters...

Thumbnail image for Darryn Exists

Darryn Exists

In this short off-beat romance, Penelope (Anna...

Thumbnail image for Don't Tell Me - First Episode

Don't Tell Me - First Episode

The first episode of this showbiz quiz offers a...

Thumbnail image for Duggan: Time and Tide

Duggan: Time and Tide

Detective John Duggan (John Bach) is on the case again...

Thumbnail image for The Deep End - The Captain's Play

The Deep End - The Captain's Play

This episode of The Deep End asks whether a...

Thumbnail image for William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale: The Magician

William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale: The Magician

William Shatner (Star Trek's Captain Kirk)...

Thumbnail image for Doves of War - Full Series

Doves of War - Full Series

Watchable in full, Doves of War is a...

Thumbnail image for Rage

Rage

TV movie Rage recreates the 1981 Springbok...

Thumbnail image for Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

Space Knights - The Golden Knight (First Episode)

Ambitious kids' sci fi series Space Knights...

Thumbnail image for Dilemmas - 3 December 1993

Dilemmas - 3 December 1993

Thumbnail image for Face Value - A Real Dog

Face Value - A Real Dog

Written by Fiona Samuel (Marching Girls,...

Thumbnail image for Face Value - House Rules

Face Value - House Rules

Written by Fiona Samuel and produced by Ginette...

Thumbnail image for The Billy T James Collection
Series

The Billy T James Collection

This posthumous series — produced by Ginette...

Thumbnail image for New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

New Zild - The Story of New Zealand English

New Zealand's unique accent is often derided across...

Thumbnail image for Beyond a Joke!

Beyond a Joke!

This 1995 documentary chronicles the origins of New...

Thumbnail image for 50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

50 Years of New Zealand Television: 6 - A Sense of Identity

When TV began in New Zealand in 1960, posh English...

Thumbnail image for Who Laughs Last?

Who Laughs Last?

This Artsville...

Thumbnail image for Kiwiana

Kiwiana

A jandal-shod journey through Kiwi pop culture....

Thumbnail image for Kiwiana - Kiwi As

Kiwiana - Kiwi As

Presented by Gary McCormick, this sequel to hit...