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P.A. for a Day - Helen Clark (Episode Three)

Television (Full Length) – 2001

Prime Minister Helen Clark is the boss of the week in this series that has comedian Ginette McDonald serve as a personal assistant. Recorded in 2001 during Clark's first term, McDonald follows her to a Cabinet meeting and on a trip south to Dunedin and Oamaru  all in one day! McDonald's casual and personable style encourages candid discussion, and Clark speaks openly about the nature of her job, including the impact on her personal life (or lack of). McDonald is given surprisingly great access, offering a fascinating peek behind the curtain on a complex job and largely inscrutable public figure. 

She insists on making my tea, holding my bag and generally performing services that no one else has ever offered to perform.
– Prime Minister Helen Clark introduces Ginette McDonald to her Cabinet ministers

Key Cast & Crew

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David Rose

Executive Producer

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Dave Slade

Director, Producer

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Samantha Blackley

Head of Production

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Lars Woodruffe


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Ginette McDonald


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Clint Bruce

Camera Operator

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Original Format by The Viewmasters, licenced by  Plus 4 Media Productions