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Run from the Morning

1 9 7 8 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes This superior effort from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) was reminiscent of high-quality British television dramas but...

Dolphin Cove

1 9 8 9 (Australia) 8 x 60 minute episodes Michael Larson (Frank Converse) is a research scientist based in Los Angeles. When an opportunity arises for him...

Ride on Stranger

1 9 7 9 (Australia) 4 x 50 minute episodes Location shots of the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia, provided a magnificent backdrop for this superior four-part...

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...

I’ve Married a Bachelor

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (Australia) 14 x 25 minute episodes Peter Prentiss (Peter Whitford), the "married bachelor", is forever fighting to...

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...

Candy Harlots

Formed in 1987, Australian band Candy Harlots drew inspiration from The New York Dolls and Mötley Crüe to deliver hard-edged rock & roll with lots...

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

Melbourne (Australia) entrepreneur and businessman Michael Kopp came up with the concept of The Mystrys purely as a gimmicky business venture in 1966. They secured...

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 schoolchildren - Tony from Australia (Tony Hughes), Mark from America (Chris Benaud),...

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

The most famous scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the opening one - the one from which the film (and the Truman Capote novella on...

Mississippi, The

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 24 x 60 minute episodes After nine years on Walton Mountain, Ralph Waite floated down the Mississippi...

Muck and Brass

1 9 8 2 (UK) 6 x 50 minute episodes Mel Smith starred in a rare straight role as Tom Craig, a shrewdly opportunistic property developer progressing...

Alan Bond

This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the...

Cousin Bette

1 9 7 1 (UK) 5 x 50 minute epiodes This five-part BBC adaptation of French author Honoré de Balzac’s classic revolved around Cousin Bette (Margaret Tyzack),...

Eagle Has Landed, The (1976)

John Sturges’ entertaining adaptation of the Jack Higgins novel starts from a similar premise to that of Alberto Cavalcanti‘s Went the Day Well? Michael Caine (pictured...

City Heat (1984)

Comedy thriller, set in the latter days of the Prohibition period, about a private eye (Burt Reynolds) and a police lieutenant (Clint Eastwood) who...

Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club, The

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 46 x 45 minute episodes "As regards the sign in the gents which says "Wet Paint". This...