Tag Archives: Julian O’Brien

Hyundai Country Calendar Passes HD Muster

A visually spectacular cattle muster in abominable weather opens Hyundai Country Calendar’s second season in HD on Saturday (TV One, 7.00). “It was mainly shot in snow in the Catlins region, south of Dunedin,” producer Julian O’Brien says of the premiere. “Conditions were so appalling that most farmers would have stayed indoors – but the […]

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Farming Favourite Goes Hi-Def

TVNZ’s ratings warhorse, Country Calendar, tonight celebrates 45 years on air with its first HD transmission (TV One, 7.00). The 46th season aptly opens with new credits, a new sponsor (Hyundai), and a profile of its veteran producer, Frank Torley, who’s been behind the scenes for 35 years. He and fellow producer Julian O’Brien have […]

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