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Danny Down Under Television (Full Length) – 1980 Variety Comedy

Danny Down Under

Television (Full Length) – 1980 Variety Comedy

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Framed around a visit to New Zealand by Irish-born entertainer Danny La Rue, this all-singing all-dancing spectacular was recorded over three days in March 1980. The “fella in a frock” was famed for his drag acts and double entendres. Comedians Jon Gadsby and David McPhail provide local support as Marlene Dietrich visits a farm, Mae West visits the All Blacks changing room, and Margaret Thatcher meets Robert Muldoon (McPhail). Filmed at Avalon Studios, the revue was a co-production with London Weekend Television, made during the golden era of NZ TV variety shows.

What work were you planning to do in these?
– A passport officer (David McPhail) quizzes Danny about a bra in his luggage