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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 Australian series Adventure Island was designed for an audience of young (five...

Poor Man’s Orange

1 9 8 7 (Australia) This sequel to The Harp In The South was shot simultaneously with the same cast, although it is set three years...

Harp in the South, The

1 9 8 7 (Australia) 3 x 120 minute episodes This Australian miniseries was set in 1948 in Surry Hills - a poor inner-city suburb of Sydney...

Outsiders, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia/Germany) 13 x 60 minute episodes Bushman Charlie Cole (British actor Andrew Keir) and his 21-year-old city-bred...

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...

Nice ‘n Juicy

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes Nice ’n Juicy was the first home-grown comedy series from ABC Television (Australia). It aired on Thursday...

Bailey’s Bird

1 9 7 7 (Australia) 26 x 25 minute episodes This Australian-made family adventure series was filmed in Penang and starred Hu Pryce as a retired RAAF...

Silent Reach

1 9 8 3 (Australia) 1 x 120 minute episode 1 x 180 minute episode Based on a novel by Osmar White, this five-hour miniseries from the Nine Network...

Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs

Dave Warner was born in Bicton, Western Australia, in 1955 and was educated at Aquinas College and the University of Western Australia, graduating with...

Oz – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Movie (1976)

An Australian attempt to rework The Wizard of Oz for a mid-1970s youth audience. Dorothy (Joy Dunstan) is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a local rock...

Long Weekend (1978)

Two middle-class Australians - Peter (John Hargreaves) and his wife Marcia (Briony Behets) - drive out of the city for a long weekend’s camping...

Petersen (1974)

Tony 'Jock' Petersen (Jack Thompson), an electrician and ex-Australian Rules footballer, decides in his 30's to go to university to study English. Married to Susie...

Sunstruck (1972)

Young Welsh schoolteacher and choral director Stanley Evans (Harry Secombe) decides to emigrate to Australia where the New South Wales Education Department invites him...

Torque/Marque

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 0 (Australia) 69 x 30 minute episodes Torque was a no holds barred examination of the automotive industry by Australian motor...

Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes The first Australian animation series to be successfully syndicated and sold overseas, Arthur had a distinctly British look and...

Digby ‘Dig’ Richards

Australian singer Digby George Richards was born the son of a policeman in Dunedoo in New South Wales on 12 September 1941. Digby (or 'Dig'...

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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

Robert Redford is Joe Turner, an innocent researcher for the US Central Intelligence Agency in New York, who goes out to buy sandwiches for...

Dead Man Walking (1995)

Sean Penn gives a chilling and mesmerising portrayal of sociopathy, as Matthew Poncelet, a trailer trash multiple killer on death row with no sense...

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a narcoleptic male prostitute prone to falling asleep at stressful moments and desperately in love with his hustler friend...

Cutting Crew

Cutting Crew was formed in 1985 by English vocalist Nick Van Eede and Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael. The duo made demos which led...

Tomorrow Never Comes (1977)

Peter Collinson (The Italian Job) directs this tense, violent hostage drama starring Oliver Reed as a negotiator trying to barter the release of Susan...

OTT

1 9 8 2 (UK) 12 x 60 minute episodes Chris Tarrant quit Tiswas in 1981 - taking Bob Carolgees, Lenny Henry and John Gorman with him - to concentrate on a...

Dr Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs (1966)

"Meet the girls with the Thermo-Nuclear navels!" Thanks to cult Italian horror director Mario Bava, this sequel to Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine (1965) piles on...

Hanoi Rocks

Finnish glam heroes Hanoi Rocks were pissed-up, junked-up white trash, and had all the moves and tunes of a 1980's New York Dolls, with slightly healthier...