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Live at Mainstreet - The Idles and The Mockers

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984

The Mockers had a breakthrough year in 1984. Their sixth single 'Swear It's True' caught New Zealand's attention, and in May their debut album peaked at number four on the Kiwi charts. In June they played Mainstreet for one of 1984's batch of Radio with Pictures specials, spawning the live album Caught in the Act, which was released in July. Vocalist and part-time poet Andrew Fagan cuts a piratical figure in his sailor's jacket and trademark fingerless gloves. Dunedin band The Idles were a lesser known proposition. They made ripples in 1984 with their first EP, 'Agroculture'. 

Andrew Fagan of course, remains the darling of the younger set, the pin-up pop star of school girls far and wide.
– Radio With Pictures host Karen Hay introduces her future husband

Key Cast & Crew

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Brent Hansen

Studio Director

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Andrew Shaw


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Peter Blake


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Peter Newman

Outside Broadcast Supervisor

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Liz Ingley

Vision Mixer

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Peter Dunne


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