The Year That Was

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em / Black Adder (Comedy Central, from 7pm)
Comedy Central is home to a few great shows and now launch into repeat showings of a pair of comedy legends: Frank Spencer gets another run on television, alongside his long-suffering wife Betty, while Black Adder picks up at the end of the Middle Ages, with the titular character dealing with Richard IV’s less privileged second son Edmund, Duke Of Edinburgh. Continue reading »

8:30pm Wednesday, December 19 on TV2

Introducing The Year That Was – a special four part series where top New Zealand comedians escort viewers on a hilarious and unique retrospective of a specific year that rocked their world and ours. First up is Simon McKinney who examines the importance of 2003.

NZ On Air is pleased to announce support for an exciting new line up of documentaries and comedies set to hit screens in 2013.

The first funding round of the new financial year has seen nearly $12 million committed to comedies and documentaries to screen across five free-to-air channels.

“We had a large number of applications for this round” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.  “That has meant some very tough decisions. But audiences are in for some special treats next year from a particularly varied range of talent behind the successful projects”, she says. Continue reading »