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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),...

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 A Wild West-style action series set in Australia in the 1850s. Peter...

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...

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...

Spliffs, The

Australian band The Spliffs formed in the North Queensland town of Townsville in 1985. Their debut single, You Know What They'll Say, was released in...

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Your Show Of Shows

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 4 (USA) As television was coming of age in the 1950s, it was important for the networks...

Martha & The Vandellas

Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Annette Sterling started singing together at their Detroit high school as The Del-Phis. In 1962 Martha was working as a...

Roland Rat

Roland Rat was introduced to the ailing breakfast television network TV-am in 1983 and quickly picked up two million viewers. Surely it speaks volumes when...

A Very British Coup

1 9 8 8 (UK) 3 x 60 minute episodes A Very British Coup followed the destabilising of an elected Left-Wing British government by shadowy forces from...

City of the Dead, The (1960)

In 1692 a witch named Elizabeth Selwyn (Patricia Jessel) is burned at the stake but summons supernatural powers to save herself. Three years later a...

Hometown

1 9 8 5 (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes Ben Abbott (Franc Luz) and Mary Newell (Jane Kaczmarek) have been a devoted couple since their college...

Migil 5, The

Starting life as a North London pub jazz trio with a singing drummer (Mike Felix) the band became The Migil Four with the addition...

American Pie (1999)

This laughter-packed comedy about four Michigan high school seniors - Jim (Jason Biggs), Oz (Chris Klein), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) and Finch (Eddie Kaye...