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Our Big Blue Backyard (2014)  "Normally nature show narrators are poor imitators of David Attenborough who disappoint us by not being David Attenborough, but New Zealand's Michael Hurst has just the right soothing tone to tell us about the naughty bits of fishes, as he has been doing in the excellent TVNZ series, Our Big Blue Backyard". (NZ Herald)

Undercover Rescue (2014)  "Narrator Michael Hurst was superb, his gentle yet authoritative voice was blue chip but without those cut-glass vowels that can often be a turn-off.  He keeps it Kiwi, real and compassionate". (Wanganui Chronicle)

 
2016 Our Big Blue Backyard (documentary series): narrator (voice)
    2.6, 4 December,  'Banks Peninsula': narrator (voice)
    2.5, 27 November,  'Auckland Islands': narrator (voice)
    2.4, 20 November,  'Fiordland': narrator (voice)
    2.3, 13 November,  'Chatham Islands': narrator (voice)
    2.2, 6 November,  'White Island': narrator (voice)
    2.1, 30 October,  'Kermadec Islands'
: narrator (voice)
   
2015

Newsworthy (series), TV3; episode:
    30 July:  interviewee (on Lysistrata)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    10 February:  interviewee (on A M
idsummer Night's Dream)

The Lion Queen (documentary series): narrator (voice)
    1.6, 21 February,  'What Future for Andi's Lions?': narrator (voice)
    1.5, 20 February,  'Out of Control?': narrator (voice)
    1.4, 19 February,  'Saved from the Lion Industry': narrator (voice)
    1.3, 18 February,  'Fire and Ice': narrator (voice)
    1.2, 17 February,  'New Arrivals and a Sad Goodbye': narrator (voice)
    1.1, 16 February, 'A Midwife to Lions': narrator (voice)

   
2014

Our Big Blue Backyard (documentary series): narrator (voice)
    1.6, 7 December,  'Stewart Island': narrator (voice)
    1.5, 30 November,  'Open Bay Islands': narrator (voice)
    1.4, 23 November,  'Kaikoura': narrator (voice)
    1.3, 16 November,  'Poor Knights Islands': narrator (voice)
    1.2, 9 November,  'Goat Island': narrator (voice)
    1.1, 2 November,  'Northland'
: narrator (voice)

Tagata Pacifica (series), TVNZ; episode:
    15 November:  behind-the-scenes directing Tatau on the Cook Islands

Undercover Rescue (documentary), Paua Productions/TVNZ, Dean Cornish, director: narrator (voice) (12 November)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    17 September:  interviewee (on The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2 July:  interviewee (on Trees Beneath the Lake)

First at Five (series), CTV; episode:
    24 April:  interviewee (on Zombie: Red Zone)

Seven Sharp (series), TVNZ; episode:
    24 April:  interviewee (on Zombie: Red Zone)


2013

20/20 (series), TVNZ; episode:
    7 November:  interviewee (on Chicago)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    16 July:  interviewee (on taking No Holds Bard to Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

Nightline (series), TVNZ; episode:
   
4 June:  interviewee (on No Holds Bard)


2012

The Good Word (series), Third Party Productions/TV3; episode:
    4.7, 12 April: celebrity film reviewer

U Live (series), TVNZ; episode:
    27 February:  interviewee (on Much Ado About Nothing, AUSA Summer Shakespeare)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    14 February:  interviewee (on Frequently Asked Questions)

Spartacus: Vengeance (series), Starz Productions
    10 episodes, 27 January-30 March:   Producer

 

2011

3 News (series), TV3; episode:
    26 August: interviewee (on the opening of Q Theatre)

Nightline (series), TVNZ; episode:
    26 August: interviewee (on the opening of Q Theatre)

View from Olympus (documentary), Messenger Films, Geoffrey Cawthorn, director: narrator (voice) (12 November)

Artsville (series), TVOne; episode:
    22 April, Brutal Beauty: Sir Miles Warren-Architect: narrator (voice)

Artsville (series), TVOne; episode:
    23 January, Sound and Fury-John Psathas: narrator (voice)

 

2010

Reel Late with Kate (series), TV3; episode:
    1.18  guest reviewer (21 November)

 

2009

Sunrise (series), TV3; episode:
    1 December: "uncles" panel

Qantas Film and Television Awards 2009, TV3: celebrity presenter (6 September)

Big Night In (telethon), TV3:  celebrity guest (9 August)

Rocked the Nation 2 (documentary mini-series), C4; episode:
    5, 3 August:  interviewee (on Hercules)

Art that Moves (documentary), Point of View Productions: reader (voice)

Campbell Live (series), TV3; episode:
    17 March:  profile (on Life is a Dream, Peter and the Wolf, Legend of the Seeker, Bitch Slap)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    10 March:  interviewee (on Life is a Dream and Peter and the Wolf)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
     5 January: interviewee (on Legend of the Seeker)

 

2008

Sunrise (series), TV3; episode:
    15 November:  interviewee (on teaching Shakespeare in schools)

Real Life (series), RSVP Productions; episode:
    The Girl Who Didn't Grow: narrator (voice)

Sunrise (series), TV3; episode:
    2 September:  interviewee (on Blackbird)

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    14 July:  interviewee (on Hansel and Gretel)

Sunrise (series), TV3; episode:
    22 May:  interviewee (on The Threepenny Opera)



2007

Nightline (series), TV3; episode:
    27 November:  interviewee (on The Mystery of Irma Vep)

Sunrise (series), TV3; episode:
    9 November:  interviewee (on The Mystery of Irma Vep)

Frontseat (series), Gibson Group; episode:
    3.8: interviewee (on 'Is Shakespeare Still Funny?')

Breakfast (series), TV One; episode:
    13 March: interviewee (on Life is a Dream)

Frontseat (series), Gibson Group; episode:
    3.1: interviewee (on Tis Pity She's a Whore)

Inside New Zealand (series), TVOne; episode:
    NCEA--Kids v Parents: narrator (voice)


2006

Going, Going, Gone (series), Greenstone Productions/TVNZ: narrator for 5th series (10 episodes; voice)

Artsville (series), 3rd Party Productions; episode:
    10 June, Piano Man: narrator (voice )

   
2005

Breakfast (series), TV One; ; episode:
    14 September: interviewee
(on The Goat)

Frontseat (series), Gibson Group; ; episode:
    2.24: interviewee (on The Goat)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    6 June: interviewee (on New Zealand Order of Merit recipients)

Headliners(series), TVNZ; episode:
    5 June:
interviewee (on New Zealand Order of Merit recipients)

Air Force (series), Screentime Communicado/TVNZ; nine episodes: narrator (voice)

   
2004

Christmas in the Park, TV3: performer

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1 November: interviewee

Sunday (series), TVNZ; episode:
    13 June: interviewee (on photographer Jane Ussher)

Headliners (series), TVNZ; episode:
    27 May: interviewee (on Macbeth)

Breakfast (series), TVNZ; episode:
    28 April: interviewee
(on Goldie)

Tonight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    23 April: interviewee
(on Goldie)

Headliners (series), TVNZ; episode:
    23 April: interviewee
(on Goldie)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    4 March: interviewee (on Goldie)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    13 January: interviewee (on Treasure Island Kids)

   
2003

Stage Challenge Grand Final 2003, Guru, TV2: celebrity judge

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1 August: interviewee (on breast feeding campaign)

3 News (series), TV3; episode:
    1 August: interviewee (on breast feeding campaign)

Test the Nation: The New Zealand IQ Test, Eyeworks/TVOne: celebrity test-taker (30 June)

The Last Word (series), TVNZ; episode:
    21 May: interviewee (on Hamlet)

Holmes (series), TVNZ; episode:
    21 May: Hamlet rehearsal

It's a Wife's Life (series), Front of the Box Productions; episodes:
    "Millionaires' Wives": narrator (voice)
    "Politicians' Wives": narrator (voice)

Rugby Great (series), Sky Sports: narrator (voice)

Nightline, TV3; episode:
    24 May:  interviewee (on Hamlet)

Good Morning, TVNZ; episode:
    23 May:  interviewee (on Hamlet)

Remembering Kev: A Tribute to Kevin Smith, TVNZ: interviewee

   
2002

Good Morning (series), TVNZ; episode:
    19 November: 'Riff Raff'
(Richard O'Brien interview)

Sunday (series), TVNZ; episode:
    17 November: 'Riff Raff' (Richard O'Brien interview)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    15 November: 'Riff Raff' (segment on The Rocky Horror Show)

Breakfast (series), TVNZ; episode:
    11 June: interviewee (on stall in the filming of Crime Story (later renamed Fracture)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    28 February: interviewee (on the Kevin Smith memorial service)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    23 February: interviewee (on a farewell tribute planned for Kevin Smith)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    17 February: interviewee (on the death of Kevin Smith)

   
2001

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (series), ABC; episode:
    6 May:
phone-a-friend (voice)

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    27 April: interviewee (on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)

Today Live (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2.46, 25 April: interviewee (on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)

Lucy Lawless: Kiwi Superstar (documentary), TV3: interviewee

Hawke’s Bay Youth Drama School—The Documentary; Eric Derks, director: narrator (voice)

   
2000

How'd They do That? (series); episode
    27 December: segment, special effects on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
: interviewee

E! Celebrity Profile (series), E! Entertainment Television; episode:
    'Lucy Lawless' (15 November): interviewee

E! Celebrity Profile (series), E! Entertainment Television; episode:
    'Kevin Sorbo' (October): interviewee

The Making of Jubilee (documentary), Students in the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts Degree, Unitec: interviewee

Mai Time (series), TVNZ; episode:
    22 April: interviewee
(at the premiere of Jubilee)

Holmes (series), TVNZ; episode
    20 April: interviewee (on Cliff Curtis starring in his film Jubilee)

Today Live (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1.16, 3 April: interviewee (profile)

   
1999

Marae (series), TVNZ; episode:
    31 October: behind-the-scenes directing the film Jubilee

Good Morning (series), TVOne; episode:
    15 April:  film reviewer

Sunday News Give Us a Clue (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1.03: 7 August: celebrity charades contestant

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    22 July: interviewee
(on the end of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)

60 Minutes (series), Nine Network Australia; episode:
    11 April: interviewee (on behind-the-scenes of Xena)

Backch@t (series), Gibson Group; episode:
    2.01, 11 April:
interviewee (on I'll Make You Happy)

Squeeze (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2.06, 11 April: interviewee (on I'll Make You Happy)

Tonight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    7 April: at premiere of I'll Make You Happy

Queer Nation (series), Livingstone Productions; episode:
    3.07, 6 April: interviewee
(on I'll Make You Happy)

Inside Out (series), Long White Cloud; episode:
    2.04, 21 March: interviewee (on people with disabilities involved with the performing arts)

   
1998

E! Inside Hercules and Xena (documentary), E! Entertainment Television: interviewee

Fatherhood (documentary), RSVP Productions; Robyn Scott-Vincent and Peter Roberts, directors: interviewee

The Road to Jerusalem (documentary), Point of View Productions/TVNZ, Shirley Horrocks, director: narrator (voice)

   
1997

Entertainment Tonight (series), CBS Paramount Domestic Television
    15 November: interviewee

E! News Daily (series), E! Entertainment Television
    18 October: interviewee

Inside New Zealand (documentary series), Top Shelf Productions; episode:
    "Fame": interviewee

   
1996

Give Us a Clue (series), Communicado; four episodes: celebrity contestant

New Zealand 20/20 (series); episode:
    4 November: interviewee (in segment 'Hits & Myths' on Hercules and Xena)

5th Great Celebrity Debate, Horizon Television, Ltd./ATV: celebrity debater

Town and Country (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1.8, 30 March:  interviewee (on renovating their house)

Entertainment Tonight (series), CBS Paramount Domestic Television
    16 January: segment "Scene Stealers": interviewee

   
1995

Sunday (series), Gibson Group
    12 November: "The Brian Edwards Interview": interviewee
    1.21 (July): interviewee (on Othello)

Flip and Two Twisters (documentary), Point of View Productions (TVNZ), Shirley Horrocks, director: reader (voice)

Newsnight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2.118, 31 August:  interviewee (on Braindead, the Musical)

Newsnight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2.90, 13 July:  interviewee (on Othello)

New Zealand Film and Television Awards, TVNZ;
    24 June: nominee for Typhon's People and guest presenter

   
1994

The Edge (series), Gibson Group; episode:
    2.19: interviewee

Body and Soul (series), TVNZ; episode:
    2.10, 22 July:  interviewee (on Hamlet)

Newsnight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    1.69, 15 June:  Profile of Michael Hurst

   
1993

The Edge (series), Gibson Group; episodes:
    1.25: film reviewer (on Peter's Friends)
    1.19: interviewee (on Hamlet)
    1.13: interviewee (on Romeo and Juliet)

   
1992

Tonight (series), TVNZ; episode:
    22 October:  interviewee (on The Footstep Man at the film's premiere)

Sunday (series), TVNZ; episode:
    11 October:  in segment on Hawkes Bay Youth Drama School

Sunday (series), TVNZ; episode:
    12 July:  interviewee (on The Hungry City and Watershed Theatre)

   
1991 TV3 News; segment on The Merchant of Venice: interviewee
   
1990

One Network News (series), TVNZ; episode:
    20 November: interviewee (on A Slice of Saturday Night)

3:45 Live (series), TVNZ; episode:
     19 November: interviewee (on A Slice of Saturday Night)

10AM (series), TVNZ; episode
     11 November:  actor in The Threepenny Opera (in segment on Inside Out Theatre)

   
1989 Crimewatch (series), TVNZ; episode:
    15 August 1989: crime scene re-enactment
   
1988

Top Half (series), TVNZ; episode:
    29 November 1988: interviewee (on choreographing fight sequences for The Three
    Musketeers at Mercury Theatre)

Festival 88: Highlights, TVNZ; episode:
    24 March:  actor in Threepenny Opera at New Zealand International Festival of the Arts

   
1987

Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
     12 June 'Squatter':   actor in Squatter rehearsal

   
1986

Top Half (series), TVNZ; episode:
     1 December: interviewee (on the launch of new performing arts group)

Top Half (series), TVNZ; episode:
     17 November: interviewee (on the closing of Theatre Corporate)

Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
     30 May: Macbeth
rehearsal

   
1985

Napier: Newest City on the Globe (documentary), Stewart Main, TVNZ; Peter Wells, director: narrator (voice)

Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
  3 May: speaker on actor's plight for Actors Equity in Aotea Square

Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
         : narrator, 'China Ballet: A Week in Beijing, A Bit Less in Shanghai'

   
1984 Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
     22 June: actor in film sequences from The General and the Nightingale (profile of
     author Dan Davin)
   
1982

Kaleidoscope (series), TVNZ; episode:
     18 June: performer recording radio play (segment on author Sue McCauley)