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True Colours - First Episode

Television (Full Length) – 1986

Born of a dispute between TVNZ and record companies over video payments, True Colours tended to feature New Zealand bands in a studio setting, plus the occasional video. This first episode sets the template. Former Radio with Pictures host Dick Driver and Phillipa Dann (from pop show Shazam!) introduce a magazine-style show of live music, news and interviews. Ardijah open proceedings here, with their mix of polynesian R&B and funk. Later Tim Finn gets the interview treatment. The dispute was eventually settled and True Colours ended after seven episodes.

In New Zealand I’m a bit disappointed that things haven’t got that much better. It’s still as hard here to make it. It’s still as hard to get air play; it’s still as hard to sell out concerts for local bands.
– Tim Finn

Key Cast & Crew

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Brent Hansen

Director, Producer

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Graeme Simpson

Director

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Gray Taylor

Producer

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Atha Zoias

Camera

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Mark White

Designer

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Peter Benner

Technical Producer

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