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Play School - Presenter Compilation

Television (Excerpts) – 1980 - 1987

25 Sep 2017 - 10.54am
@ Cheryl21,
The series is not distributed for purchase. You can enquire with the TVNZ Collection about obtaining episodes for 'personal use'. More information can be found here: www.tvnz.co.nz/footage
Thanks,
Kim - NZ On Screen
Cheryl
Cheryl
21 Sep 2017 - 02.28pm
Is it possible to buy Play School episodes?
Lindsay Benbrook
Lindsay Benbrook
14 Apr 2017 - 04.56pm
Cathie Harrop presented 'Scribbles' out of Christchurch. That was produced by Kim Gabara.
Ian Pryor
Ian Pryor (NZ On Screen team)
5 Apr 2017 - 04.33pm
We understand that Cathie Harrop spent time as a presenter on Play School.
robyn arps
robyn arps
4 Apr 2017 - 08.40pm
Does anyone remember a childrens show that was presented by kathy harrop?
David Istance
David Istance
27 Jan 2016 - 02.58am
The first ever episode was transmitted on Tuesday 21st March 1972 at 4.43pm, and thereafter every Tuesday and Thursday at approximately 4.30pm. Approximately, because the TV schedule at that time was not pegged to programme slots. Transmission was in black and white. We recorded 'as live', so it was an exhausting schedule for cast and crew. The programme's success owes a great deal to the talented presentation by Waric Slyfield and Janet Milne who presented nearly all of the programmes in the first year. The toys came from BBC Play School with the exception of Manu, who replaced the UK character Hamble.
Lindsay Benbrook
Lindsay Benbrook
11 Nov 2013 - 04.46pm
The NZ version of Playschool was produced and directed by David Istance from 1972 until 1975 from AKTV-2's Shortland Street studios in Auckland. The first presenters were Janet Milne and Waric Slyfield who were later joined by Ray Woolf, Val Lamond, Campbell Hegan and a number of others. I was the floor manager and we produced four episodes once every fortnight for screening twice a week. During Easter 1975, Play School moved to Dunedin where it was produced until the series finished. Romper Room started in 1975 in Auckland and was presented by Cathy Schofield before eventually moving to Christchurch.
Dianne Ngapo
Dianne Ngapo
30 Jul 2013 - 01.49pm
Am looking for a skit about Jill(?) who had lots errands to do for others and lots of stuff to carry. Does anyone remember this one?
Paul Ward
Paul Ward (NZ On Screen team)
24 Jun 2013 - 10.23am
@Genevieve: we do have a list of presenters on the Play School series page: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/play-school-1975-081/series_credits. We wouldn't claim it as 'complete', but it's being added to all the time (and role-periods refined) as profiles etc are written. Feel free to suggest additions! Cheers,
Genevieve
Genevieve
22 Jun 2013 - 06.37pm
There's one ex-presenter living in ChCh and I said hi today - he was chuffed to be recognised. Not sure which era he covered but I'm 40 and can't even find his name on google. Can we have a complete list of presenters?
Ian Harrop
Ian Harrop
13 Jun 2013 - 06.34pm
Would be good to see some of the early presenters from 1975. I recall. Ray Woolf was an early presenter. I was presenter for a time in 1977 and recall Larghan and Katherine were both presenting in that time.
Joseph
Joseph
28 Feb 2013 - 09.15am
It was the best show I've ever watched in the 80's looking thru the arch
Window was the best window ever luv it.

Joseph lama otara south auckland.
11 Jun 2012 - 09.03am
Good suggestion, Kurt - we'll see what the TVNZ Archive holds from later years...
Kurt
Kurt
9 Jun 2012 - 07.45pm
Lots of early clips, some later ones with the likes of John, Kristin, Paul, Tania etc would be appreciated.
Clare Copas
Clare Copas
30 May 2011 - 10.04pm
ok where oh where can i find the song 'feeble weeble russell' from! i know russell was in the song haha my sister and i always randomly sing it! help me out!
Marcus Turner
Marcus Turner
27 May 2011 - 11.53am
The presenter in this clip is Jeremy Brookes (now Jeremy Brownbrooke).
Toni
Toni
26 Feb 2011 - 11.35pm
What happened to tania Robins she is living in Brisbane? You don't give her any credit
D Bryant
D Bryant
1 Nov 2010 - 08.15pm
Play School (NZ) began production in Auckland and moved to Dunedin in 1974/5. In the early 80s it was made in CHCH before returning to Dunedin in 1986.
David Smart
David Smart
27 Nov 2009 - 09.19pm
Little Ted is in the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin.

http://www.odt.co.nz/your-town/dunedin/70615/little-ted-found-without-his-head
Marguerite Hill
Marguerite Hill
17 Mar 2009 - 11.26am
Most of the Playschool toys are now living at Te Papa.

Here's Jemima - http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=703734&coltype=history&regno=gh015567&term=jemima

Big Ted - http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=669374&coltype=history&regno=gh014511&term=ted

Manu - http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=669369&coltype=history&regno=gh014509&term=manu

and Humpty -
http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=669372&coltype=history&regno=gh014510&term=humpty



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