Cracker by Damian Christie

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Cracker: End of Days

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  • Russell Brown,

    Aw, damn. Congratulations on what you've done with Hindsight, Damian. It's been of a different order to yer usual retrospective show.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17917 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Cheers Damian. I’m liking what I have been hearing of Best Coast on bFM. Also must get The Shins.

    Time to focus on some music we don’t have to use Janola and a Brillo pad to get it out of our head. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2067 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Aw, damn. Congratulations on what you've done with Hindsight, Damian.

    Same here. Onwards and upwards, I'm sure.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Chiles,

    Top show, Hindsight.
    Have a hankering to see some of Ron Walton's In the Nature of Things.
    Couldn't drag me away from that when I was a child.
    I remember it as black and white TV science. But, it was actually science, in black and white, on TV.
    I also have a vague memory of Brian Edwards interviewing David Frost? Late sixties, early seventies? Or I'm imagining it.

    Paraparaumu • Since Feb 2010 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Graham,

    Hi Damien
    must say I've enjoyed Hindsight immensely - better than your run of the mill skyrocket

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 166 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Always good to move on with the benefit of Hindsight :)
    Shame about TVNZ 7 all round- we're just getting used to it and it's about to go: so much cool stuff. Great to hear you've got other projects-

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1353 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Siu,

    Cheers. Is the upcoming housing epsoide about state housing?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 74 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I have to confess I've seen it just once, having lived in Auckland a little in the last year, but only in a house without Freeview. What I saw I enjoyed.

    A genuine loss - it amazes me to think there are people who think a nation can sustain a meaningful existence on Police Ten Seven and Two and a Half Men. Genuine understanding of the country and world we live in is not merely "nice to have", it is essential.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2077 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    @Tony - not really, no - more about the development of our 'quarter acre dream' mentality, starting with the 40s housing crisis, 70s money shortage, property boom etc. Good footage though :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Damian, is Heartland available for purchase, or if not, will it be made available later on?

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 861 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    @Ben - you mean Hindsight, or Heartland? I assume you mean Hindsight unless you're moneyed up and looking at purchasing a channel?

    No plans to make Hindsight available for purchase on DVD I don't think - realistically the market for such things make it only worth it for the big series like North, Coasters etc. However it will be repeated ad nauseum on Heartland, so it's not quite consigned to history, just the history channel :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • mel,

    maybe oneday you'll do a Hindsight ep on public broadcasting

    auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to mel,

    maybe oneday you'll do a Hindsight ep on public broadcasting

    heh. I certainly considered it. Interestingly, there's a lot of stuff from the 60s and 70s around censorship and Govt interference with NZBC.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Gary Chiles,

    Have a hankering to see some of Ron Walton's In the Nature of Things

    Mate there's ONE episode of that saved in the archive, I've got a copy coming up.

    Also, it appears it was Ian Fraser that interviewed David Frost, not Edwards, but that's not to say he didn't, just that the Fraser one is the only one still in the archives.

    Flick me a message with any other recollections re In the Nature of Things and we'll make it happen :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    ...And the rest of you, I'm serious, tell me what you'd like to see again and I'll try and do it. TV, that you want, like in the old days. You know, that thing you all complain about not having ;)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene,

    I wish there was a proper index of Hindsight episodes, not only for suggestions but to watch them again (hint).

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Will de Cleene,

    Suggestions from a point of ignorance of what might have already been covered: Publishing in NZ (books, newspapers); public transport (Rail, buses, ferries); gambling or prostitution (Hindsight Underworld?).

    Raumati • Since Jul 2011 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Damian Christie,

    try one on disability. sing out if you want a hand with it

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15706 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    @Will, Hindsight you can watch to your heart's content at tvnz.co.nz/hindsight - they're all there. :) And there's a rail one coming up...

    @Sacha - sorry, I meant tell me any old clips you'd like to see for my "This Week in TV History" series, Hindsight topics are already locked and well under way.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1121 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Damian Christie,

    That's what I meant too - thinking short. Just not aware what clips there might be in archives, given that they aren't public. Not expecting many; probably the opening of an institution or some basket weaving.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15706 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    items that appear to be some esoteric 70s experiment in documentary making that doesn’t stand the test of time

    I think *we* should be the judge of that, young man!

    (What I've noticed from watching From the Archives on Heartland is the glacial pace of everything. It often has the vibe of a five day test. Which is rather pleasant in its way, but brings home to me what a different sort of headspace I inhabited as a child.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin, in reply to Damian Christie,

    Whoops. Yes, I meant Hindsight. I blame the distraction of the London Spring (the weather, not the grass roots revolutionary movement)

    Pity that it won't be prepared for sale, but as you say, it wouldn't really be viable. Will it be put on a tv/web replay system at some point?

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 861 posts Report Reply

  • Ana Simkiss, in reply to Damian Christie,

    No slight intended but why oh why is all this good tvnz content only available on sky? I presume usual terms means that sky has exclusivity too?

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 113 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Damian Christie,

    No plans to make Hindsight available for purchase on DVD

    Sad, I reckon it should be available to all schools...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ana Simkiss,

    why oh why is all this good tvnz content only available on sky?

    for the same reason as a casino will build our national convention centre

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15706 posts Report Reply

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