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Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1981

Aaron
Aaron
13 Dec 2019 - 04.46am
If they released this series on DVD wouldn't they have to pay to use the theme music?
rose p
rose p
3 Apr 2015 - 02.57pm
Gliding On prepared me for my civil servant job.
Max Power
16 Oct 2013 - 03.10pm
Lo and behold, "Gliding On" made it to a digital television research paper!

See :

"Evading YouTube Copyright Detectors Using Video Puzzles : Version 2013.11 B71" on Scribid...
11 Apr 2012 - 02.53pm
@ Blair, the theme song is "Good Old Desk", written and performed by Harry Nilsson

Kim - NZ On Screen
Blair
Blair
13 Feb 2012 - 12.22am
Who did the theme song?
Tony
Tony
7 Jul 2011 - 09.41am
The comparison to The Office (also made in the Billy T bio) seems a bit rich. Gliding On is not the forerunner of The Office, it is the type of show Gervais targets in his When The Whistle Blows show-within-a-show in Extras.
Helen
Helen
4 Dec 2010 - 05.46pm
Yes It would be great to get the complete Gliding On on DVD. Fingers crossed someone will see the sence in doing this.
John Hauenstein
John Hauenstein
28 Nov 2010 - 07.34pm
Good news for those looking for Gliding On on dvd ! !
Sony NZ have released a series called Kiwi Gold, a selection of Kiwi TV shows from the 70s, 80s & 90s on dvd. Available at most retailers. (official release date was Nov 10th)
Vol 2 of Kiwi Gold, has 2 episodes of Gliding on, including, the above episode, No smoke without fire.
Shame that TVNZ can't get their act together and release a complete dvd release.
This Sony dvd release, with 2 episodes, will just have to do for the meantime !!
Richard Goulstone
Richard Goulstone
13 Nov 2010 - 09.59pm
It's a crime that this isn't available on DVD, or at least replayed once. It's NZ's greatest ever 'sitcom', with great writing and superb acting. For it to languish in the TVNZ archives for decades isn't right. I'd pay $40 for it on DVD, and I'm sure many others would too.
Nick Spencer
Nick Spencer
27 May 2010 - 11.56am
Hi Brenda,

I would love to see more and definitely buy a DVD!! What exactly are the rights issues? Is there a major obstacle to releasing a DVD? Cheers.
13 May 2010 - 09.29am
Hey Max, I appreciate the sentiment, but I doubt that enabling bitTorrent is the incentive TVNZ is looking for in re-screening this content!

The issue for this series is to do with rights, a hangover from the way contracts were set up at the time. We hope to have more, but no promises at this stage.
/brenda
Max Power
12 May 2010 - 11.01pm
If TVNZ ran this again, it could be ripped digitally so that those familiar with the BitTorrent protocol could see this series again.

This kind of material would also be nice on Hulu.com and YouTube.com as both support 'content' accounts.
Anton
Anton
11 Feb 2010 - 01.44am
So cool! I hope TVNZ releases all the episodes on DVD one day!
Andre Marshall
Andre Marshall
2 Dec 2009 - 09.14pm
Brings back Memories, I remember watching this as a teenager.
Max Power
4 Nov 2009 - 08.29pm
I would love to, if I could -- get broadcast rights for the show for Canada.

So much NZ TV programming has not been seen in Canada, it would be very new.

Max Power
4 Nov 2009 - 08.28pm
I am totally shocked this never ran on the US PBS net nor Canada's CBC net. From my understanding of overall Commonwealth TV history, this show should be run in parallel with "Yes, Minister" ...
Joy Holdsworth
Joy Holdsworth
10 Oct 2009 - 08.47pm
No computers! OK not the best example of what people did at their desks in the paper days, but quite striking to see an office without them.
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