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The Evening Paper Television (Full Length) – 1965 Drama

The Evening Paper

Television (Full Length) – 1965 Drama

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Early teleplay The Evening Paper had the same rigid (theatre or radio-derived) format as other early TV dramas of the 60s, but it did something never before seen on local screens. Written by playwright Bruce Mason, the drama dared to expose a stifling NZ suburban existence. Jaded visiting Pom, Phillip; snivelling Winsome and her domineering mother Elfrida, and passive father Ernest, proved too much for viewers, who decried the drama as inaccurate and "unfair"; in other words, The Evening Paper gave Kiwis their first on-screen dose of cultural cringe. 

Key Cast & Crew

Owen Leeming

Director, Producer

Bruce Mason

Writer, Original Author

Peter Vere-Jones

As: Phillip Dalton

It was a routine Ernest and it filled up my life, and after-all, what else is there but a routine you enjoy?
– Edwina Branson (Eileen Teward)

Produced by

NZ Broadcasting Corporation

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