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Birds in the Bush/The Virgin Fellas

1 9 7 2 (UK/Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes English water diviner Hugh (Hugh Lloyd) inherits a rundown property in the Australian Outback which is being...

Birthday Party, The

The Birthday Party hailed from the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in 1978. They had originally been The Boys Next Door and set tales of death, bats...

Bitter Lemons, The

Self-taught student group The Bitter Lemons (originally known as The Orgasms) formed in Canberra, Australia, in March 1965 to play at ANU (Australian National...

Black Diamonds, The/Tymepiece

The Black Diamonds hailed from Lithgow (NSW, Australia), evolving out of rockabilly band Johnny Kett's Black Diamonds in 1965. Managed by local radio DJ Bob...

Black Sorrows, The

Joe Camilleri formed The Black Sorrows in 1983 after dissolving Aussie New Wave/R&B band, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons. Taking a year off to clear his...

Blah Blah Blah

1 9 8 8 (Australia) This Australian comedy show starred Andrew Denton and is notable for beginning the television careers of many Australian performers including Flacco...

Blankety Blanks

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 0 (Australia) 500 x 25 minute episodes "Get ready to match the stars, as we play . . ....

Bliss (1985)

Harry Joy (Barry Otto) is a successful advertising man, with a nice house, a wife he loves (Lynette Curran) and two children, David (Miles...

Blue Echoes, The

Phil Golotta Vocals Ray Eames Guitar, vocals Ray Quon Keyboards Chris Studdard Bass, vocals Ron Chapman Drums, vocals 

Blue Fin (1978)

Accident prone son 'Snook' Pascoe (Greg Rowe) is forever making mistakes much to the chagrin of his father Bill (Hardy Kruger). But when tragedy strikes...

Blue Fire Lady (1977)

Australian family film about a young girl (played by 18-year-old Cathryn Harrison, daughter of actor/singer Noel, and granddaughter of Rex) who falls in love...

Blue Heelers

1 9 9 4 - 2 0 0 6 (Australia) 510 x 60 minute episodes Created by Tony Morphett and Hal McElroy, Blue Heelers was the most successful...

Bob Hawke

Born in 1929, Bob Hawke built up a position of great influence in the Australian trade union movement during 20 years with the Australian...

Bobby & Laurie

Vocal duo Bobby & Laurie (accompanied by their regular backing band, The Rondells) were one of the leading acts in the first wave of...

Bobby Cookson

Australian singer Bobby Cookson started out playing guitar in a Melbourne group called The Premiers. In the early 60s he found success as a soloist,...

Bobby Dazzler

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8  (Australia) 14 x 30 minute episodes Aussie Pop star Johnny Farnham starred in this ill-fated series as...

Bobby Limb Show, The (Mobil Limb Show)

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian national variety show was produced by TCN Channel 9 and originally titled Bobby Limb's...

Boney

1 9 7 2 (Australia) 26 x 60 minute episodes Although a white man 'coloured up', New Zealander James Laurenson took the lead in this popular Australian...

Boom Crash Opera

Australian band Boom Crash Opera played heavy drum-driven dance-oriented rock, much in the manner of INXS, but with just enough angst and bombast to live...

Bootleg Family Band, The

Singer/songwriter Brian Cadd originally assembled The Bootleg Family Band as the house band for the Australian independent label Bootleg, which he had helped establish...

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1953

January 01 - The Maldive Islands become a republic. 01 - Arthur 'Bomber' Harris is knighted in the New Year Honours list. 01 - Hank Williams dies. 02...

Mr Majeika

1 9 8 8 (UK) 20 x 30 minute episodes Comedian Stanley Baxter played Mr Majeika, a wizard who fails his sorcery exams for the 17th time...

How To Stop a UFO Attack – A Step By Step...

It's really quite simple: This is Moonbase - These are the folk who are supposed to stop the UFO's entering the Earth's atmosphere in...

Back Street Crawler

When Free finally fell apart at the seams after staggering around in various forms, there was a lot of damage done to the members. Despite the fairly...

Rififi (1955)

When Jules Dassin sent Jean Servais and his gang into a Rue de Rivoli jewellery store, little did he know that he was giving...

Stramash!

1 9 6 5 (UK) This short-lived Scottish pop music show was produced in Glasgow and aired on the BBC. Artists who appeared on the show included...

Alvin Stardust

Born Bernard Jewry in the 1940s, Alvin Stardust shot to stardom in the 1970s. He had already had four hit singles in the 1960s...

High Rolling (1977)

Fun loving sideshow worker Tex (a womanising American) and boxer Alby (a shy and quiet Australian) meet at a North Queensland carnival and head South...