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The Ralston Group - 8 August 1991

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1991

This episode of the early 90s political chat show sees ringmaster Bill Ralston, lawyer Trevor de Cleene, RNZ political editor Richard Griffin, North & South editor Robyn Langwell and broadcaster Leighton Smith vigorously debating parliamentary filibusters; whether Kiwis are sexual puritans (in the wake of Nightline’s notorious '69-in-60' sex position broadcast); and whether NZ youth is a generation lost to sex, suicide and car crashes. Ralston argues “the wowsers are winning again”; Langwell correctly predicts the end of paper The Star, and Smith predicts a Wallabies win on Saturday.

Sixty-nine positions in 60 seconds: now it sounds like the National Party caucus, but I'm talking sex!
– Bill Ralston introduces a segment on Nightline's controversial screening of a sex positions reel

Key Cast & Crew

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Leighton Smith


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Bill Ralston


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Richard Griffin


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Peter Donnan


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Keith Slater


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Steven Orsbourn


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