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Close to Home - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1975

You’ve drunk all my cooking sherry!
– Vivian (Ilona Rodgers) moans to Tom (John Bach) ... before she tenderises the beef with the empty bottle.
I wrote for the second Pukemanu series and, when TV One started, became one of the regular writers on Close to Home. It was this that allowed many of us to become professional TV drama writers — and I mean professional in the money sense. With two episodes a week it was possible to earn a living writing for television. It probably supported five of us and gave another five an impetus to work at it.
– Writer Keith Aberdein, on Close to Home's role as an industry training ground, quoted from Trisha Dunleavy's Ourselves in Primetime, p. 73.