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‘Neighbours’ house sells for $1.6m (AUD)

3 May 2021 A nondescript brick house at 1 Pinoak Court, Vermont South - a suburb of Melbourne, Australia - has just sold for $1.6m...

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...

Houseboat Horror (1989)

A rock group travel with a film crew and various groupies and hangers-on to desolate Lake Infinity in the Aussie bush to produce a...

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)

Set in Australia in the totalitarian near future, objectors to the authoritarian rule are labelled 'social deviants' and sent to prison camps for re-education...

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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PT-109 (1963)

PT-109 tells the story of President John F Kennedy's wartime experience as a PT boat skipper in the South Pacific, with Cliff Robertson portraying...

Sergeant Dead Head (1965)

At a US Air Force base (Aero Space Division), young, clumsy Sergeant O.K. Deadhead (Frankie Avalon) is sent to the guardhouse after causing some...

Mayberry RFD

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) 78 x 30 minute episodes A hit spin-off from The Andy Griffith Show about Sam Jones (Ken...

Suburban Wives (1971)

This pseudo-documentary British sex comedy presented seven stories of marital infidelity told from the women's point of view. Sarah Eva Whishaw John Peter May John's boss Barry Linehan Kathy Heather Chasen Secretary Gabrielle Drake Photographer Robin Culver Sarah's...

Leyton Buzzards

This new wave/pop outfit was formed by Geoffrey Deanne and David Jaymes, who then recruited Kevin Steptoe (drums) and Dave Monk (guitar). Originally playing R&B covers...

Frightened Woman, The (1969)

The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as inquisitive journalist Maria, the living sex toy of rich, jaded sadist Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights...

Nightmare Cafe

1 9 9 2 (USA) 6 x 60 minute episodes The All Night Café has strange powers and gives people a second chance at life - the...
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