Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Paul Holmes quits...

Paul Holmes has suddenly quit TVNZ. The stated cause was that he wanted a longer contract than the annual contract that TVNZ has offered him and that another TV station offered him an exciting proposal. The name of this station? Prime! This is about as shocking as the news that he was leaving as Prime was just a minor Ozzie channel until now.

His current affairs show which has been called Holmes has now had a rapid name change - it's now Close Up at 7. I suspect that a contingency plan was activated. I haven't watched it yet but Sue Wood did an admirable job in the ads of saying "Tonight on Close-up at 7" instead of the "Tonight on Holmes" that she's been doing for the past fifteen years.