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The Neville Purvis Family Show - Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1979

This showcase for Arthur Baysting's sleazy, comedic alter-ego Neville ("on the level") Purvis ("at your service") is notorious for containing the first use of the f-word on a New Zealand television show. As a result, Baysting was banned and crossed the Tasman to find work (an irony given the show's anti-Australian jokes). Surviving segments from the show include a launch by PM Rob Muldoon, a tour of Avalon, a performance by Limbs Dance Company (including Mary-Jane O'Reilly), a visit to the Close to Home set, an interview with a garden gnome fan, and some Mark II Zephyr worship.

Packed with trendies this place, more denim than a bistro bar on a Friday Night.
– Neville Purvis on Avalon’s staff

Key Cast & Crew

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Aidre McEwen

Director

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Liz Tolley

As: Sheryl (Neville's cousin)

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Steve Gray

As: The Floor Manager

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Diane Gilliam-Knight

Actor

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Danny Faye

Actor

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Mark DeFriest

Actor

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Television One (TV One)

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