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Prank Of The Year

Part Two: Did Telecom Suck?

Season 1, Ep. 2

A key part of any investigation is to establish a motive - it's time for a history lesson.


Prank of the Year is produced by Luke Watkinson and Craig Major. 


Email: telecomsux1993@gmail.com 

Join the Prank of the Year Facebook page

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Read Keith Newman's Connecting the Clouds - The Internet in New Zealand at: https://www.nethistory.co.nz/


Opening theme song is “Let Go” by Kong Fooey (https://www.facebook.com/kongfooeymusic/)

Closing theme song is “Cliche” by Deluxe Boy - courtesy of Failsafe Records (https://www.failsaferecords.com/)


Additional music by Carlye Laurent (https://carlylelaurent.bandcamp.com)


"Hard Boiled" / "Loopster" / "Ominous Gregorian Chant" / "Kool Kats" / "Fearless First" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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  • Prank of the Year - TRAILER

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    Prank of the Year is a low-stakes True Crime story from Aotearoa, New Zealand. In 1993 one of New Zealand's biggest companies was tricked into making a public mockery of themselves. Thirty years later, two amateur sleuths try to solve the long-forgotten mystery of what happened, who did it, and why. Prank of the Year is a six-part series, with episodes released weekly from Friday 17 November. Join the Prank of the Year Facebook groupFollow Prank of the Year on InstagramEmail us: telecomsux1993@gmail.com
  • 1. Part One: "Savage Prank, Brilliant Prank"

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    The image of a logo (for a company that no longer exists) sparks a memory and kickstarts a years-long investigation into a forgotten incident. Prank of the Year is produced by Luke Watkinson and Craig Major. Email: telecomsux1993@gmail.com Join the Prank of the Year Facebook pageFollow Prank of the Year on InstagramOpening theme song is “Let Go” by Kong Fooey (https://www.facebook.com/kongfooeymusic/)Closing theme song is “Cliche” by Deluxe Boy - courtesy of Failsafe Records (https://www.failsaferecords.com/)Additional music by Carlye Laurent (https://carlylelaurent.bandcamp.com)“Silver Flame” / “Adeste Fideles Waltz” /“Southern Gothic” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
  • 3. Part Three: Front-page News

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    A single newspaper article unearths a bundle of new information.Prank of the Year is produced by Luke Watkinson and Craig Major. Email: telecomsux1993@gmail.com Join the Prank of the Year Facebook pageFollow Prank of the Year on InstagramOpening theme song is “Let Go” by Kong Fooey (https://www.facebook.com/kongfooeymusic/)Closing theme song is “Cliche” by Deluxe Boy - courtesy of Failsafe Records (https://www.failsaferecords.com/)"Dunedin Sound" by Carlyle Laurent (https://carlylelaurent.bandcamp.com)"Spyglass", "Zig-Zag", Backbay Lounge", "Deadly Roulette", "Southern Gothic" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
  • 4. Part Four: "****! Those things have been printed!!!"

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  • 5. Part Five: More Korero

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  • 6. Part Six: Seasons Greetings from Telecom

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