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The Popco Special

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974

This 1974 end of year special for music show Popco sees acts performing cover songs in locations around Christchurch, plus inside the studio. Presenting and singing are Hayden Wood, Rob Guest (before musicals fame) and Steve Gilpin (before Mi-Sex). The performers include Space Waltz (in their glam rock glory), Annie Whittle (on the banks of the Avon), the Maggie Burke dancers in Cathedral Square, Rockinghorse (featuring 'Nature' composer Wayne Mason), Mark Williams (sparkling in green lurex), Bunny Walters, Drut (complete with a flaming guitar) and Beaver (in the finale).

Can you believe we took a gas bottle, flashpowder ingredients and a cannon prop on the plane. Today we would be suspect terrorists!  We tested the cannon in the Motel carpark. It shot a plastic ball clear over the motel roof!
– John Walmsley (Drut)

Key Cast & Crew

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David McPhail

Producer

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Annie Whittle

Performer

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Rob Guest

Presenter, Performer

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Steve Gilpin

Presenter, Performer

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Graham Johnson

Technical Producer

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Colin Gardiner

Design

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Produced by

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NZ Broadcasting Corporation