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Give It A Girl

Radio (Full Length Episodes) – 2007

In 2002 musician and producer Debbie Harwood took part in TV series Give It A Whirl, which traced decades of Kiwi pop music. But she felt the final edit failed to provide a 'definitive' history — missing were dozens of female artists, some of whom wrote huge radio hits and sold 1000s of albums. Harwood's Classic Hits radio series Give It A Girl rectifies this; over 17 short episodes, she profiles a diverse group of Kiwi female musical talent (their names can be found under the video player). Harwood hoped Give It A Girl would be a TV show; she later refashioned her funding application into this piece on Kiwi female musicians. 

To be stuck in sort of a genre like pop, or rock, or something is actually a bit limiting for me, because I'd rather just be writing...I'd love to write soundtracks. In fact, I'm hoping Peter Jackson might give me a call one day.
– Jan Hellriegel on her ambition to write soundtracks

Key Cast & Crew

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Debbie Harwood

Writer, Producer, Presenter, Composer/Performer - Theme Song

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Grant Hislop

Presenter- Debbie Harwood episode

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Hollie Smith


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Margaret Urlich


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Annie Crummer


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Victoria Girling-Butcher


See all 14 credits

Produced by

Debbie Harwood


Debbie Harwood