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Aliens, The

The Aliens were one of the first Australian bands of the late 70s to adopt the New Wave "uniform" of black clothes and skinny ties. Originally...

All The Way

1 9 8 8 (Australia) 32 x 30 minute episodes All the Way was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network,...

All Together Now

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 101 x 30 minute episodes This Australian sitcom was broadcast on the Nine network and starred Aussie...

Allison Durbin

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 May 1950, Allison Anne Durbin joined New Zealand's popular Uncle Tom's Friendly Road Children's Choir (a radio...

Allniters, The

During the late 70s/early 80s a small pub in downtown Sydney, called the Sussex Hotel, was the birthplace of the Australian mod revival. When...

Allusions, The

The Allusions were one of the most stylish and inventive of Sydney's 1960s beat groups. The band issued six singles; Gypsy Woman (March 1966), The...

Almost Anything Goes (Australia)

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Based on the British show It's a Knockout, Almost Anything Goes featured teams competing against each other...

Alvin Purple

1 9 7 6 (Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes Alvin Purple was a spin-off from the Australian film of the same name which had been an immense box office...

Alvin Purple (1973)

"The problem is, I just can’t seem to avoid sex.” This amiable sex farce follows the exploits of a young Australian man (Graeme Blundell) who...

Alvin Rides Again (1974)

This feeble sequel to 70s Australian sex comedy Alvin Purple (1973) has the irresistible young Alvin (Graeme Blundell) grinning and baring all as he switches places...

Angels, The

Alongside Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and Rose Tattoo, The Angels had a profound effect on the Australian live music scene of the late 70s/early...

Anita Cobby

It was the crime that shocked Australia - pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect,...

ANZACS

1 9 8 5 (Australia) 5 x 100 minute episodes This 1985 miniseries followed the lives of a dozen volunteer Australian soldiers who served in the 8th...

Apartments , The

Like a number of Australian musicians who got their start during the late 1970s New Wave movement, The Apartments' Peter Milton Walsh received more acclaim in...

Arcade

1 9 8 0 (Australia) 38 x 30 minute episodes (Only 10 went to air) Arcade was Bill Harmon's swansong in Australian television. Harmon, who had worked in...

Arctic Circles, The

1960s-influenced band The Arctic Circles played the Melbourne (Australia) independent scene in the mid-1980s. The band's sound fused garage-punk, psychedelia and tough R&B riffs. The...

Ariel

Australian band Ariel was the brainchild of Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, following on from the break-up of their previous band Spectrum in April 1973. Ariel played...

Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes   The first Australian animation series to be successfully syndicated and sold overseas, Arthur had a distinctly British look and...

Ask the Leyland Brothers

In Ask the Leyland Brothers, adventurers Mike and Mal Leyland travelled to different parts of Australia to make short documentary segments. Every story was...

Aunty Jack Show, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 3(Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes The Aunty Jack Show was a bizarre Australian sketch comedy. Aunty Jack herself was...

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Rock, Rock, Rock! (1956)

Young teenager Dori Graham (a 13-year-old Tuesday Weld) is popular at school and has landed the dreamy Tommy (Teddy Randazzo) as her boyfriend. Tommy is a singer...

Paul Anka

Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, on 30 July 1941, and started singing professionally at the age of 12 with two friends. The trio...

Farinas, The

The Farinas were formed by rock guitarist Richard John Whitney while attending Leicester Art College in 1962. Playing rhythm and blues in local venues, the...

Murder Most Horrid

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 9 (UK) Comedienne Dawn French starred in this colourful pastiche of the television mystery/thriller genre, Adopting a new character...

Wacky Races

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 52 x 25 minute episodes One of the most popular cartoon series to come from the prolific...

Advertisements

With the birth of ITV in 1955, came commercials - or ''natural breaks'' as they were originally known. The very first TV commercial in Britain...

White Socks

The 1980s was responsible for many strange fashion innovations. One of which - for reasons forever unknown - was the sudden rise in popularity...

Grandstand

1 9 5 8 - Current (UK) Wives everywhere threw up their hands in horror in 1958 as Saturday afternoons began to be dominated by sport...