Catch of the Week
WATCHING THE WATCHMEN: RIP dance luminary Douglas Wright and media commentator Brian Priestley, who died within two days of each other in November. These days, there is vastly more media than commentary; gone are the days when a bloke in a suit and tie sat in an empty studio and talked directly to the camera about the newspapers. The final episode of Priestley’s series Fourth Estate is available at NZ On Screen. In it, Priestley hands out his own awards, laments the decline of radio news, and comments that his show still rates as well as Miami Vice: tinyurl.com/NZLFourth. Douglas Wright appears in a number of NZ On Screen docos, including the 1990 programme I Am a Dancer!:
tinyurl.com/NZLDancer and 2003’s Haunting Douglas: tinyurl.com/NZLHaunting. Gloria is a short film of Wright’s work directed by Alun Bollinger: tinyurl. com/NZLGloria.
BAKE IN: Baker Clayton Barnett may be gone from The Great Kiwi Bake Off, but he lives forever on YouTube, on his channel Clayton Bakes. With the frequent help of his daughter, Izzy, he makes everything from lamingtons to brandy snaps look easy: tinyurl.com/NZLClaytonBakes.