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The son of a Gunn show

The son of a Gunn show was a popular after-school hour-long show which entertained New Zealand children from 1992 to 1995. The lively host was Jason Gunn, assisted by his alien puppet, Thingee. Gunn made his name with the children's programme After school, and later became the host of light entertainment programmes McDonald's young entertainers and Dancing with the stars. Gunn and his wife, Janine Morrell-Gunn, established a production company, Whitebait TV, in Christchurch. This clip is from The son of a Gunn show's 1993 series.

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Trisha Dunleavy, 'Television - Children’s television', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45715/the-son-of-a-gunn-show (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Trisha Dunleavy, published 22 Oct 2014