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

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Easy Rider (1969)

Road movies were never the same after Billy (Dennis Hopper) and Wyatt - aka Captain America (Peter Fonda) embarked on a magical mystery tour...

Five Man Army, The (1969)

A quintet of mismatched men come up with a daring plan to make a fortune, and pool their resources to carry out a daring...

This Rebel Breed (1960)

Rita Moreno is the best thing about this crude and exploitative story of racial strife among teenage gangs of black, white and Latin Americans. She...

On The Buses

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 3 (UK) 74 x 30 minute episodes 2 x short specials Within six months of its launch, London Weekend Television...

One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Back to the beginnings of time went Hammer Films, with vast monsters roaming the earth and stone age man fighting for his primitive existence. A...

Protectors, The

1 9 6 4 (UK) 14 x 60 minute episodes The Protectors - not to be confused with the 1970s series of the same name, starring Robert Vaughan and...

Project UFO

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 26 x 60 minute episodes Following the huge success of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977), NBC produced...

Go-Betweens, The

Grant McLennan was born in Rockhampton, Queensland (Australia) on 12 February 1958. While studying at Queensland University he met a flamboyant dandy - and...