Sporting Chance

1 9 8 1 (Australia) 10 x 50 minute episodes Ray Barrett had the lead in this ABC (Australia) drama series, playing a freelance sports journalist assisted by budding young reporter Liddy Clark. For the series, ABC-TV carpenters built an almost full-scale model of the Sydney Journalist's Club at a giant studio in Frenchs Forest. The carpenters(...)

Mississippi

John Mower Vocals Graham Goble Guitar, vocals Russ Johnson Guitar, vocals Beeb Birtles Guitar, vocals Colin DeLuca Bass Derek Pellici Drums Harvey James Guitar Andre Santos Bass, vocals Charlie Tumahai Bass, vocals

Valentinos, The

The Valentinos sang mighty fine gospel - their 1961 version of Yield Not To Temptation is exquisite. But at the instigation of Sam Cooke, role model, producer, and SAR label owner, they switched to R&B and delivered future classics Lookin' For A Love and It's All Over Now. The first - a secular rewrite of Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - broke(...)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

With the Earth threatened by a blazing radiation belt, the inventor of a new nuclear submarine must make a difficult decision if the world is to be saved. Walter Pidgeon and Joan Fontaine are top billed in this entertaining sci-fi outing, but the real star is the submarine Seaview. Accounting for $400,000 of the picture's(...)

Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Four beneficiaries of a practical joker's will are each set to receive a substantial sum of money, but only if they fulfil certain outrageous condition Films made up of interwoven stories are notoriously difficult to do well, as it's all too easy either to lose the thread of the difficult episodes or to become impatient(...)

Coronado 9

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes Former State Trooper star Rod Cameron played soft-spoken Dan Adams, a retired Naval intelligence officer now working as a private detective. Adams lived on the island of Coronado in San Diego, California. COronado 9 referred to his telephone exchange. Dan Adams(...)

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