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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'...

Steve and The Board

Sydney R&B band Steve and The Board formed in 1965. Frontman Steve Kipner was the son of record producer Nat Kipner, who was the force behind...

Razorback (1983)

This mystery thriller set in the Australian outback revolves around a ferocious 500-kilogram feral boar - or razorback. The rhino-sized boar attacks a lonely homestead...

Woobinda: Animal Doctor

1 9 6 8 (Australia) 39 x 30 minute episodes Australian-produced adventure series about veterinary surgeon John Stevens (Don Pascoe) and his wife and children, which...

This Day Tonight

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Commonly abbreviated to TDT, This Day Tonight was Australia’s first nightly current affairs television show. It first...

Penthouse Club

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 180 minute episodes This variety show from Channel 7 Australia was compered by Michael Williamson and Mary...

Club Ska

  Pat Powell Vocals Stuart Crysell Guitar Phil Ayers Saxophone John Seehan Bass Peter McKenzie Drums

Scattergood

1 9 7 5 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes This brave six-part comedy series from Australia's ABC starred Max Cullen as the titular character. Claud Scattergood floated...

For The Term of his Natural Life

1 9 8 2 (Australia) This $5 million, six-hour series was a television adaptation of Marcus Clarke's grim novel about the horrors of Australia's convict beginnings....

Fast Cars

Although not strictly a mod band, Fast Cars' earliest gigs were at the Sydney (Australia) mod revival headquarters, the Sussex Hotel. In 1981, Martin Plaza...

True Story of Eskimo Nell, The (1975)

In 19th-century Australia (which has odd overtones of the Wild West), Deadeye Dick (Max Gillies) and Mexican Pete (Serge Lazareff) travel from town to...

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Big Doll House, The (1971)

"Their bodies were caged . . . but not their desires" An early example of the women-in-prison picture, a 1970s genre that was generally regarded...

Android (1982)

In an isolated space station in the year 2036, Max 404 - an almost-human robot - learns that he is to be shut down...

Lotus Eaters, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 3 (UK) 15 x 50 minute episodes Erik (Ian Hendry) and Ann (Wanda Ventham) Shepherd run a bar on...

That’ll Be The Day (1974)

David Essex, always more content in the role of actor rather than pop star, combined both occupations in That'll Be The Day - and its sequel Stardust (1974). Two...

Rajiv Gandhi

1 9 4 4 - 1 9 9 1 Elder son of Indira Gandhi and grandson of Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi was born into the Kashmiri...

Amorous Prawn, The (1962)

Joan Greenwood plays the general's wife who converts her husband's Scottish military headquarters into a hotel in his absence to fleece visiting Americans and...

Blondie

1 9 5 7 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Even though Chic Young's comic...

Disorderly Orderly, The (1965)

Jerry Lewis stars as Jerome Littlefield, the male hospital nurse who is always trying too hard - with the obvious comic results. Lewis's comic genius is...