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Toogood Tales

Television (Full Length) – 1994

Before Selwyn Toogood became a household name as the host of beloved radio turned television show It’s In The Bag, he was voicing Weekly Reviews for the National Film Unit. This 74-minute documentary sees him sharing some of the films he worked on, and providing an overview of New Zealand in the 1940s and 50s. Among the stories are the post-war civilian use of World War II airplanes, Miss New Zealand, and how an urgent recording session almost interrupted his wedding plans. He also talks about classic quiz show It’s In The Bag – sharing how it got made, and clips of the show. 

Well good morning everybody! Here I am back again, home again in New Zealand, which is the very easiest country in the world to live in and work in at the present time. I can assure you of that.
– Broadcaster Aunt Daisy reminds New Zealanders that they "don't know how lucky we are"