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The Ralston Group - 20 June 1991

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1991

The Ralston Group was an early 90s TV3 political chat show where politicos and media industry insiders vigorously debated current affairs. In this mid-1991 episode ringmaster Bill Ralston prods RNZ political editor Richard Griffin, broadcaster Leighton Smith, North & South editor Robyn Langwell and lawyer Trevor de Cleene to tell it as they see it. They debate service on Air New Zealand, the reform of Accident Compensation Corporation, the National Party’s broken promise for a Guaranteed Retirement Income, and the vexed issue of personalised car number plates.

They [pensioners] have been betrayed Richard Griffin: they've been lied to, cheated and sold down the river!
– Bill Ralston on the National Party's broken promises for Guaranteed Retirement Income

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Donnan


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Keith Slater


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Bill Ralston


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Steven Orsbourn


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Leighton Smith


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Dave Johnson

Technical Director

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