In the 1960s and early 1970s, Garth Young arranged and directed the music – and played the piano – for countless NZBC light-entertainment shows on television. These included Country Touch, New Faces and many variety shows (with themes such as old Broadway, Noel Coward, music of the Second World War, and the Wild West). Many of the latter were produced by John Barningham. These photographs from Young's photo album are from his NZBC period.
Eventually, the work load – arranging and copying music for large orchestras and small combos, under intense time pressure – led to Young moving to the Cook Islands in 1980 with his family for a healthier lifestyle.