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Talk Talk

Television, 2008–2012

For five seasons, TVNZ 7's interview show was presented by writer and onetime Listener editor Finlay Macdonald, and produced by Colin Hogg (whose company also made the digital channel's literary show The Good Word). Supported by an ornate set and title sequence, Macdonald was an affable host as he gently probed notable New Zealanders "not so much about what they do, as what makes them tick". Live music was an important part of each episode, with a performance by a rock, jazz, country or classical act (often chosen by, or featuring, one of the interview guests).