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When the Cat's Away

Television (Full Length) – 1987

This concert film captures When the Cat's Away during their first tour. Director Alan Thurston captures the high energy performance and pure joie de vivre of the five women vocalists, showing why the group became a Kiwi favourite. A set focusing on New Zealand songs, international hits of the period and soul classics proved irresistible on the pub circuit. The group would go on to score hit records and bigger shows (playing to 80,000 the following summer). But this was the moment they arrived. The film won best documentary at the 1988 Film and Television Awards.

Every gig you look forward to. There’s no gig where you think ‘aww what a drag,’ you know, it’s like wow, cool. I’m gonna have a good time tonight.
– Margaret Urlich

Key Cast & Crew

Tim Pollard

Camera

Christine Munro

Editor

Alan Thurston

Producer, Director

Linda McLennan

Assistant Camera

Dave Madigan

Sound Editor

Annie Crummer

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TVNZ

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TVNZ