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The Neville Purvis Family Show - Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1979 Comedy

The Neville Purvis Family Show - Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1979 Comedy

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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.

Key Cast & Crew

Aidre McEwen

Director

Liz Tolley

As: Sheryl (Neville's cousin)

Steve Gray

As: The Floor Manager

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

Produced by

Television One (TV One)

Acknowledgements

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and performers for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website.