Spectrum 457. Commuting to the capital.

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Commuting to the Capital - the prelude to a Wellingtonian's working day.

Spectrum re-enacts a typical Wellington civil service commuter getting up and heading to work. [The commuter is played by Desmond Kelly. His internal monologue is accompanied by sound effects of Wellington commuting.]

He walks past shops, buys a newspaper from a dairy. Catches a bus to the railway station. Sound effects of train and comment based on newspaper being read while commuting.

The dramatised, disgruntled monologue includes some musing about women wanting men to 'ogle' them (in the context of criticism of sexism and beauty pageants.)

Monologue speculates about the desirability of Prime Minister Robert Muldoon and his daily life. Also disillusioned commentary about the nature of civil service work.

Wellington Railway Station and city traffic noise. Office elevator sound effects. Telephone conversation about buying a 'push-button telephone'.

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Year 1983

Reference number 254377

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Owen, Alwyn (b.1926), Producer
Kelly, Desmond, Actor
Radio New Zealand. National Programme (estab. 1964, closed 1986), Broadcaster

Duration 00:31:27

Date 26 Nov 1983

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