Part one of three from the full length 'making of' The Governor series.
Part two of three from the full length 'making of' The Governor series.
Part three of three from the full length 'making of' The Governor series.
This documentary goes behind the scenes on New Zealand television's first historical blockbuster: 1977 George Grey biopic The Governor. Presenter Ian Johnstone looks at how the show reconstructed 19th Century Aotearoa, and handled large scale battle scenes. The footage provides a fascinating snapshot of a young industry. Also examined is The Governor's place in 1970s race politics and its revisionist ambitions. Key players interviewed include creators Keith Aberdein and Tony Isaac, and actors Don Selwyn, Corin Redgrave, Martyn Sanderson, and Terence Cooper.
For God’s sake let’s stop being smug about this place we live in — we didn’t make such a great job of it.– Governor scriptwriter Keith Aberdein
Television One (TV One)
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