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From the Archives: Five Decades (1980s) - David McPhail Television (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

From the Archives: Five Decades (1980s) - David McPhail

Television (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary Arts/Culture

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To mark 50 years of television in Aotearoa, TVNZ's Heartland channel picked gems from the archive, and surveyed local TV history decade by decade. Each episode in the series featured an interview with a Kiwi TV personality. In this interview from the 1980s slot, comedian David McPhail chats to Andrew Shaw. McPhail describes his involvement in what Shaw calls the "golden age of comedy" (A Week of It, McPhail and Gadsby). He touches on current affairs, screen chemistry, his famous impersonations of Prime Minister Rob Muldoon, and the catchphrase "Jeez Wayne".

Christchurch is also a city of eccentricities and eccentric people...
– David McPhail on Christchurch