TV Review: Sainsbury brings gentler touch than Holmes

Paul Holmes left TVNZ in 2005 and took his name out the door with him. Holmes, the show, ended and Close Up took over. First it was Sue Wood and now Mark Sainsbury hosting.

The name is hardly the only change. While Sainsbury fronts both the ads and the show, with Paul Henry on the reserves bench, there’s no “Sainsbury” in the title.

Instead there is a relentless emphasis on “we” and on the quality of the journalism. It’s about the team.

Source: NZ Herald. Read more »

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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