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The South Tonight - 1975 Final Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1975 News/Current Affairs

The South Tonight - 1975 Final Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1975 News/Current Affairs

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Former presenter Derek Payne returns to front the finale of this first (NZBC) run of the Otago-Southland local news show. A report on strippers aside, the emphasis in this ‘best of’ series cull is on (often Pythonesque) humour. Highlights include Kevin Ramshaw’s Sam Spade-style private eye hunting Noddy, Payne walking a famous imaginary dog, a search for news in Invercargill and a reporters’ bloopers reel. An era when newsroom staff were learning their medium in the public eye is evoked, and the opening weather report is a glorious look back at TV’s lo-tech past.

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Derek Payne

Presenter

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Kevin Ramshaw

Reporter

The circus comes to an end, the roundabout slows down and another door closes on one aspect of local television.
– Derek Payne