Fred Dagg
Fred Dagg

Fred Dagg

In the midst of Holy Week I can't resist paying a tribute to John Clarke, best known in New Zealand for his Fred Dagg role which made him a part of our national lore...

Fred Dagg

Fred Dagg

It's Fred Dagg's birthday today.  Well, Fred himself is not that old, but John Clarke his creator is having his 68th birthday. I'm aware too that no-one from outside NZ...

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another way

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