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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...

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

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 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...

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...

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Aristocats, The (1970)

An inventive cartoon feature by the Walt Disney studios about a cat (Duchess) and her three kittens (Berloiz, Toulouse and Marie) who are abandoned...

Fortunes Of War

1 9 8 7 (UK) 7 x 60 minute episodes The BBC's £6 million Fortunes Of War was based on Olivia Manning's story set in Bucharest at the outbreak...

Secret Army

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 9 (UK/Belgium) 43 x 50 minute episodes The BBC was broke in 1977 but it still managed to come...

Shaggy Dog, The (1959)

Walt Disney saw his studio's future in 1959, and the future was goofy (with a lower-case 'g'). Disney had been working in live-action since 1941's...

Skids, The

The Skids formed in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1977. The singles Sweet Suburbia and The Saints Are Coming both made commercial inroads before the mighty Into...

Fashion in the 1960s

Op Art, Pop Art, Miniskirts and Mod; Bobs, Boots, paisley and eye-liner four inches thick . . . "The Swinging Sixties" and "The Roaring Twenties" were the only decades...

Timeslip

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes "Have you ever had the feeling that you've been here before and...

Spinout (1966)

The King is back in his racing car, this time with co-stars Shelly Fabares and Diane McBain. Freewheeling rock singer and racing driver Mike McCoy...