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Mucking In - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000 Reality TV Lifestyle

Mucking In - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000 Reality TV Lifestyle

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The premise of this long-running makeover show was “celebrating people by doing their gardens”. In this very first episode, the Mucking In team rally together with Mangere Bridge locals to surprise unsung teacher Phillipa Todd, who goes the extra distance for her students. Co-presenter Jim Mora humbly describes their efforts as “more of a tidy-up than anything else”, but the show would prove enduringly popular and run until 2009, and picking up a 2004 Qantas Media Award for Best Lifestyle Programme along the way. 

(Mangere Bridge is) just around the corner from the sewerage ponds: they’ve played an unsavoury part in Phillipa’s life as we’ll find out …
– Jim Mora introduces this week's lucky person