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Gallery - Norman Kirk the First 250 Days

Television (Full Length) – 1973

David 'Mr Current Affairs' Exel politely interrogates Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk on his first 250 days in office. The topics range from Britain's changing role in the Commonwealth to Kirk's weight loss. Dairne Shanahan comments on the PM’s image and Ross Stevens weighs in on broken election promises. Exel became Gallery host in 1971, when Brian Edwards quit after the NZ Broadcasting Corporation refused to screen a pilot for an Edwards-fronted show (featuring Finance Minister Rob Muldoon sparring with young critics Tim Shadbolt, Chris Wheeler and Alister Taylor).

Key Cast & Crew

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John Veysey


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Tony Rimmer


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Norman Kirk


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Ross Stevens


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Dairne Shanahan


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David Exel

Presenter, Interviewer

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NZ Broadcasting Corporation