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Madder Lake

Melbourne (Australia) band Madder Lake are best remembered for their infectious single 12lb Toothbrush. Formed in 1970, their brand of prog rock/psychedelic blues quickly became extremely...

Chain Reaction, The (1980)

Produced in the wake of the worldwide success of Mad Max, this film reunited many of that film's cast and crew (Mel Gibson even...

Lucky Starr

Australian entertainer Lucky Starr was born Leslie William Morrison on 29 December 1940. His father was a motor mechanic and his mother was a housewife,...

Castle, The (1997)

"Tell 'em they're dreamin'" The Castle was the first feature-length offering from the creative team behind the hit Aussie comedy TV series, Frontline. They succeeded in producing...

Ocean Girl

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 7 (Australia) 78 x 25 minute episodes This Australian children's TV series told the story of Neri (Marzena Godecki),...

Money Movers (1978)

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bruce Beresford and starring a cast of fine Australian actors including Bryan Brown, Bud Tingwell, Ed Devereaux and Terrence Donovan,...

ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style, The (1978)

This Australian semi-documentary presented (most of) the letters of the alphabet and discussed sexual subjects beginning with the corresponding letter - eg: B for...

Turkey Shoot (1982)

In the totalitarian near future, objectors to the authoritarian rule are labelled 'social deviants' and sent to prison camps for re-education and behaviour modification. The...

Monkey Grip (1982)

Nora (Noni Hazlehurst in her first starring movie role) - a 33-year-old single mother living in a commune - wants a love with "no...

Easybeats guitarist George Young dead at 70

23 October 2017 George Young, guitarist in the Sixties band The Easybeats and co-producer on AC/DC's first five albums, has died at the age of...

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...

Strictly Ballroom (1992)

A movie about the dull people who live in an intense little community Down Under obsessed with ballroom competitions. Virtually everyone in the film carries...

Mystrys, The

Masked mavericks The Mystrys burst onto the Australian pop scene in 1966 with a spaced-out single, Witch Girl, and some downright intergalactic hype, before vanishing almost...

Whiplash

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (Australia) 34 x 25 minute episodes This Wild West-style action series was set in Australia in the...

Lost Islands, The

1 9 7 6 (Australia) 26 x 30 minute episodes A group of five school children (Tony from Australia, Mark from America, David from England, Anna...

Young Doctors, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 1 (Australia) 1396 x 30 minute episodes Back in 1979 in Australia, you could watch The Young Doctors and either ogle Delvene...

Odd Angry Shot, The (1979)

When The Odd Angry Shot was released in 1979, it came in for a good deal of misdirected critical flak because it wasn't a different kind...

Patrick (1978)

"He's In A Coma . . . Yet He Can Kill" promised the tagline for the 1978 Australian film Patrick, helpfully establishing both the...

Division 4

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 5 (Australia) 300 x 60 minute episodes Another Australian cop drama from Crawford Productions, Division 4 was originally titled...

Mother Goose

Mother Goose hailed from Dunedin, New Zealand, and were unique for their performances which combined mime, satire, costumes and novelty songs with virtuoso playing. Honing...

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Stepford Wives, The (1975)

Katherine Ross, long remembered as Mrs Robinson's daughter in The Graduate (1967), plays the lead role of Joanna Eberhart in this screen adaptation of Ira Levin's...

Darling (1965)

John Schlesinger's quite brilliant, if savage, slashing attack on the new rich, is a story of a young girl whose desire for the good...

Oswald Mosley

Oswald Ernest Mosley was born in Manchester on 16 November 1896, the son of the fifth baronet and heir to a sizable fortune. Entering Parliament...

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

Bumbling Inspector Clouseau's adventures seem to have come to an end when he is mistakenly declared dead. However, the disaster-prone detective is, in fact, alive...

Virgin Witch (1972)

Pretty young Christine (Ann Michelle) and her younger sister Betty (future 'Allo 'Allo star Vicki Michelle in her acting debut) get mixed up in...

Johnnys, The

Formed in 1982, and described as a cross between Marty Robbins and The Sex Pistols, Australian band The Johnnys dressed as cowboys - complete with...

Electronic

Electronic were a perennially-resurgent joint project between Bernard Sumner of New Order and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Their first single, Getting Away With It (1989), featured the Pet...

dB’s, The

This talented quartet from North Carolina moved to Manhattan and began gigging around the city to almost universal praise. Unfortunately, they were unable to...