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The Dagg Sea Scrolls

Television (Full Length) – 2006

In this greatest hits style compilation, John Clarke outlines the history of New Zealand's most famous farmer Fred Dagg: from describing Dagg's origins during Clarke's childhood, to the farmer's first TV appearance — duck shooting on Willis St — to hit albums and "accidentally" writing national anthem 'We Don't Know How Lucky We Are'There are a feast of excerpts from Dagg's TV skits, plus 1976 concert A Bit of a Dagg. There's also extended footage of Dagg's classic Country Calendar episode, which Clarke singles out as being the happiest and "most successful expression of the Dagg ethos".  

...lots of people I have known have got a shareholding in Fred Dagg; lots of them. And I say that with gratitude.
– John Clarke on the people who inspired the character of Fred Dagg, at the end of this documentary

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Music arranged and performed by Steve and Caley Groves

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