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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.

Dou­glas Wright

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