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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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Network 7

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) This ground-breaking and influential Channel 4 youth television series featured current affairs, interviews and reports about...

Duffy’s Tavern

1 9 5 4 (USA) 38 x 30 minute episodes Located in a shabby section of New York City on Third Avenue is Duffy's Tavern, a seedy but...

Late Night Horror

1 9 6 8 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes In 1967, shortly before the introduction of colour transmissions on BBC2, the Corporation started a practical training...

Curse Of The Pink Panther (1983)

When Inspector Clouseau goes missing, Interpol's computer is secretly programmed by Clouseau's boss (Herbert Lom) to select the world's worst detective to search for...

Avengers, The

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 161 x 50 minute episodes When The Avengers began in March 1961 it bore little resemblance to the flippant...

Hunters and Collectors

Hunters and Collectors formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour and taking their name from a song by German...

Hell Town

1 9 8 5 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Father Noah 'Hardstep' Rivers (Robert Blake) was a hard-living Catholic priest at St. Dominic's, a church in...

Lords of the New Church

Formed in 1982, Lords Of The New Church comprised punk pioneers Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69)...