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Dick Driver [RWP] Interviews: Barry Andrews, Dave Allen & Martyn Barker

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Published on Jan 31, 2014

Iconic N.Z. music show, "Radio With Pictures" managed to host an interview [Auckland, 1987] with Dick Driver at the helm... tossing some, "inside the square" questions at, Barry Andrews, Dave Allen & Martyn Barker who were key members in U.K. New Wave band, Shriekback... Barry Andrews quite cleverly, improvises some very cool little sketches along the way... check 'em out !

"Radio With Pictures" - Series Synopsis ►

For a generation of music fans rock show Radio with Pictures was their link to local and international music — and essential viewing before TV2's Sunday night horror movies. Following on from the Grunt Machine in 1976, its presenters included Dr Rock (Barry Jenkin), Phil O'Brien, Karyn Hay and Dick Driver. RWP's run coincided with the rise of MTV and the music video, and a burgeoning 80s New Zealand music scene. Videos were a staple but artist interviews also featured and the show staged a number of televised concerts featuring leading local artists.

Richard Driver began his showbiz career in a punk band, and calling himself Johnny Abort. He then moved on to the popular Kiwi rock bands Pop Mechanix and Hip Singles. Driver made his TV presenting debut replacing Karyn Hay on Radio with Pictures and hosted the show for three years. He later collaborated with Hay making music television for several years, ran the New Zealand arm of Screentime, and then formed his own company called Visionary Productions. Driver has made several influential documentaries such as Hokonui Todd, about the life of Garfield Todd, and Love, Speed and Loss, the story of racing star Kim Newcombe and his widow Janeen. More recently Driver set up The Documentary Channel on the Sky TV platform. In this ScreenTalk interview, Driver discusses:

►The hard task of replacing Karyn Hay on Radio with Pictures
►How TV presenting didn't come naturally to him
►Why a major fight between RIAANZ and TVNZ took RWP off air
►The challenge of directing his first documentary Hokonui Todd
►An emotional journey through the life of racing legend Kim Newcombe in Love, Speed and Loss
►Why chefs, sharks and Nazis led him to create The Documentary Channel
►Being happy with having an "accidental" career in television

http://screentalk.nzonscreen.com/inte...


Thanks to Mark Wallbank [http://www.reinventingsheep.com/nzpas... ] for this invaluable archive video footage.

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  • Song

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    • Shriekback
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    • Oil and Gold
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  • Song

    • Nemesis
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    • Shriekback
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    • Oil and Gold
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