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Cover Story - First Episode

Television (Excerpts) – 1995

The Gibson Group drama series centres on a team of TV journalists working on a weekly current affairs programme. Katie Wolfe plays stroppy journalist Amanda Robbins, who has been lured back to Wellington from Australia by a network boss hoping her tabloid style will help ratings. Her workmates are not so confident. In this excerpt from the start of the first episode, Robbins hits the news (literally) as she runs into a disturbed nightclubber (Katrina Hobbs) on a rainy night. A pre-Lord of the Rings Fran Walsh was one of the series writers.

It's called Agenda. It starts Thursday week in our time slot.
– George (Mark Rafferty), telling the Cover Story team about the new competition

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Produced with funding from NZ On Air.

Music

Dance Music by Christian Ercolano

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