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Top Town - 1977 Final

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1977

This long-running travelling TV game show pitted towns against each other in a series of physical challenges. Leveraging nostalgia for a fast-fading time when NZ's population (and identity) resided in rural hub towns, Top Town was Kiwi light-entertainment gold. This 1977 final, presented by Howard Morrison and radio host Paddy O'Donnell, features short shorts, jockettes, greasy poles, 'balloon baloney', and beautiful scorer Theresa. A large crowd at Okara Park watch Timaru, Greymouth, Waihi and Woodville compete for civic bragging rights in the sun.

The first thing we want to do is introduce Whangerei to our beautiful scorer, who is busting out all over ...
– Co-host Paddy O’Donnell, from the pre-PC age of innuendo

Key Cast & Crew

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Paddy O'Donnell


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Howard Morrison


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Malcolm Kemp


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Ken Sudell


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Dan McKirdy


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Graham Ridding


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Top Town - 1977 Final was produced by Television One in association with Radio New Zealand.