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1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures'...

20 most watched TV shows in Australia in the 20th century

It is impossible to give precise audience figures of the most watched shows of the 20th century in Australia, so this is an approximate...

2JJ (Double-Jay) Radio

Monday 20 January 1975 saw the birth of alternative Australian rock radio station, 2JJ - or "Doublejay" - using an old ABC radio standby transmitter. Apart from...

A Country Practice

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 1057 x 60 minute episodes This long-running Australian drama series revolved around the activities of a medical...

ABC To Run Classic Countdown In Original Timeslot

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will play classic Countdown episodes in the show’s original timeslot from 17 September. Classic Countdown will air on Sunday nights...

Abigail

Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970's, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in...

AC/DC

AC/DC was formed in Sydney, Australia, by ex-patriot Scotsmen Malcolm and Angus Young (brothers of George Young - one of the mainstays of 60s...

Acropolis Now

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 63 x 30 minute episodes This sitcom from Crawford Productions was effectively a spin-off from the successful Wogs...

Adventure Island

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 2 (Australia) 1140 x 30 minute episodes Adventure Island was designed for an audience of young (3 - 9 years...

Adventures In Rainbow Country

1 9 6 9 (Canada/UK/Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes 15-year-old Billy Williams and his younger sister Hannah lived with their mother Nancy (played by Lois Maxwell...

Adventures Of Barry McKenzie, The (1972)

A sex-hungry Australian (pardon the tautology) gets into all kinds of trouble on a visit to the Mother Country in a movie which is...

Adventures of Long John Silver, The

1 9 5 5 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes In this Australian-made series - based very loosely on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island -...

Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, The (1994)

Out of the closet and into the mainstream, this film raised gay culture to moderately new heights of respectability in the suburbs of heterosexual...

Adventures of the Seaspray

1 9 6 5 (Australia/USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes Widowed journalist Dan Wells (Walter Brown) is sailing the Pacific on his schooner Seaspray with his three children,...

Aerobics Oz Style

1 9 8 2 - 2 0 0 5 (Australia) The continued allegiance of Australian TV aerobicists to hi-energy disco music is a wonderful thing. Long...

Aesop’s Fables

Aesop's Fables formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1969. A polished harmony-pop band producing everything from jazz standards through to R&B, psychedelia, hard rock and bubblegum,...

Affair, The (The Gino Affair)

Sydney band The Affair were originally known as The Gino Affair, led by 16-year-old singer/child actor, Gino Cunnico. The name change came at the start...

Affections, The

The story of Australian power pop band The Affections began in Sydney in the mid 70's when school friends Rob Smith, Rob Risio and George Ellis...

Against The Wind

1 9 7 8 (Australia) 1 x 180 minute episodes 5 x 120 minute episodes A million-dollar historical drama series that took six months to produce, Against The Wind was...

Air Supply

Formed in Australia around the partnership of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, soft-rockers Air Supply turned out a solid string of seven US Top...

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10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on Ludovic Kennedy’s 1961 non-fiction book of the same name, this film was a sombre, articulate, and chilling dramatisation of the infamous murders...

Seekers, The

This Australian quartet began life in 1963 with Keith Potger singing and playing guitar and Athol Guy performing on bass. They toured the Melbourne coffee...

Heidi Fleiss

"Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was arrested in Los Angeles in 1993 for running a high-priced call-girl ring. Actor Charlie Sheen was known to be...

Elvis’s Movie Occupations

Shrimp Fisherman - Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Commercial Photographer - Live A Little, Love A Little (1968) Water Skiing Instructor - Clambake (1967) Frogman - Easy...

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

  Admitting to accidental shoplifting, young, carefree travelling New Yorkers Bill Gambini (Ralph Macchio) and Stan Rothenstein (Mitchell Whitfield) are shocked to find themselves imprisoned...

Them

Van Morrison formed Them in 1964. After two hits in 1965 - Baby Please Don't Go and Here Comes The Night - and three not very successful albums, the blues-based...

Life with Lucy

1 9 8 6 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Lucille Ball's final series premiered on 20 September 1986. It was not her finest half-hour. 75-year-old Lucy played...

Shindig!

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) Shindig premiered on 16 September 1964. The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in...