Mavis Bramston Show, The

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A satirical sketch series from Australia's Channel Seven, based on the UK show That Was The Week That Was.

In its heyday The Mavis Bramston Show was one of Australia's most talked about and highly rating TV shows with its satirical attacks on the establishment.

The show also established the careers of Gordon Chater, Carol Raye and Barry Creyton.

Maggie Dence played the title character - with the running joke being that Mavis Bramston herself actually only appeared in the opening segment of each episode and was not seen again thereafter.mavisbramstontrio

Most episodes were an hour in length, although the 1968 editions were only 30 minutes long.

Gordon Chater
Carol Raye
Barry Creyton
Dawn Lake
Reg Livermore
Johnny Lockwood
Ron Frazer
Miriam Karlin
John Bluthal
Ronnie Stevens
Peter Reeves
Maggie Dence