World Television Day

Originally published 21 November 2020

Who better to highlight on this day than one of NZ’s biggest – in every sense of the word – media stars for 30 years – from the 1960’s onwards. Selwyn Featherston TOOGOOD became a household name via radio in the quiz show It’s In The Bag, and was able to successfully transfer the format to TV, and then went on to host other shows, including for many years an afternoon show Beauty and the Beast. His booming voice filled the airwaves, and the genial giant then filled out TV screens. When he died in February 2001 he was cremated at Karori and shortly after his ashes were interred in an ashes plot, where his wife joined him 8 years later. They lie under a brass plaque, not far from the crematorium, small and discreet in the afterlife.