Elizabeth Beattie

Elizabeth Beattie is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based writer. In her spare time she likes doing photography and she still can’t decide how she feels about having a fringe.

Five classic New Zealand TV theme songs, reviewed!

From House of Cards' sinister trumpets to The Fresh Prince's iconic rap, TV theme tunes are powerful signifiers and also, just occasionally, standalone hits superior even to the show they prelude. Elizabeth Beattie examines five of New Zealand's television theme songs to sift the cultural gold from the mud.