Nightly magazine show Town and Around covered everything from current affairs and studio interviews to slapstick to stunts — including a notorious spoof on a farmer who shod his turkeys in gumboots. The popular regional series ran for five years from 1965. It was a training ground for a generation of industry professionals (including Brian Edwards, Des Monaghan and David McPhail). Town and Around was made prior to a national network link. Separate editions screened in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
NZ Broadcasting Corporation