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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'...

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...

Alan Bond

This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the...

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Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 4): The Dream Master (1988)

Alice (Lisa Wilcox) goes through the blood-stained looking glass in one of the best Freddy Krueger episodes, given a wonderfully different European art-horror feel...

Hot L Baltimore

1 9 7 5 (USA) Even though it was on the air for less than six months, the Hot L Baltimore comedy series had a large and loyal following...

Silent Running (1971)

Set in the year 2008 (when 2008 was actually the future!), Silent Running revolves around a giant American Airlines Space Freighter called Valley Forge. The ship is one...

Bailey’s Bird

1 9 7 7 (Australia) 26 x 25 minute episodes This Australian-made family adventure series was filmed in Penang and starred Hu Pryce as a retired RAAF...

Golden Soak

1 9 7 9 (Australia/UK/Germany) 6 x 50 minute episodes This miniseries adaptation of a Hammond Innes novel was a combined effort between Australian, German and British production...

Marv Johnson

When Berry Gordy first started his Motor Town touring spectaculars (the precursors of the celebrated Motown revues) Marv Johnson was a headliner on an...

Diver Dan

1 9 6 1 (USA) 20 x 30 minute episodes Starring a deep sea diver, a beautiful mermaid, and a cast of undersea puppets, Diver Dan was one of...

Mr Magoo

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) 1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7...