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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...

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),...

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...

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Vibrators, The

One of the great myths in rock & roll is that only serious, dedicated musicians can make great records; a philosophical tract dictating that...

Going Straight

1 9 7 8 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Short-lived sequel to Porridge, following Fletch and Godber after they have been released on parole from HMP Slade. Scripts...

Return To The Planet Of The Apes

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) Return To The Planet Of The Apes is the least-celebrated chapter in the Planet Of The...

Gary Usher

Genuine escapist joy rarely sounded purer than on the teenage surf-and-hotrod pop pouring out of the Hollywood Hills in the early 1960s, where kids'...

Howards’ Way

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 0 (UK) 80 x 50 minute episodes In 1985 the BBC launched what it saw as a British version...

Crowded Sky, The (1960)

An airliner and a navy jet are on a collision course in this forerunner to the Airport series of 1970s 'disaster movies'. Film fans will enjoy...

Norman Gunston

The "little Aussie bleeder" Norman Gunston (played by actor Garry McDonald) was one of the most famous Australian media personalities of the 1970s. The...

Hills of Heaven, The

1 9 7 8 (UK) 3 x 30 minute episodes Set in a Lancashire mining town in the 1930s - replete with terraced houses, flat caps, bicycle...