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Stiletto

Stiletto formed in Melbourne (Australia) in the Autumn of 1976 and earned a reputation as a strong feminist band on the inner-city pub circuit. By...

Vanilla Chainsaws

Formed in August 1986, Sydney band Vanilla Chainsaws released their debut single, T.S. (Was It Really Me) b/w Everything on the local Phantom label in August the following...

Blue Fin (1978)

Accident prone son 'Snook' Pascoe (Greg Rowe) is forever making mistakes much to the chagrin of his gruff father Bill (Hardy Kruger). But when tragedy...

Christie Allen

There was a time in 1980 when Christie Allen couldn't put a foot wrong. Her single, He's My Number One, claimed a spot in the Australian Top...

Young Homebuyers

Young Homebuyers hailed from Adelaide, Australia, and pivoted around the songwriting team of Nigel Lawrence and Greg Williams, who met at high school. In their...

Teenage Radio Stars/James Freud & Berlin

Singer/guitarist Sean Kelly's first band was Spred, which he formed in Melbourne (Australia) in 1977 with his school chum James Freud (born Colin McGlinchey). The...

Venetians, The

Australian band The Venetians formed in late 1982 when vocalist Rik Swinn arrived in Australia with a 24-track master demo of a song he'd recorded...

Deckchairs Overboard

Sydney band Deckchairs Overboard formed in 1982 with Ken Campbell on vocals, John Clifforth on guitar and keyboards, Cathy McQuade on bass and Paul Hester...

Inventors, The

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 1 (Australia) The Inventors was first produced by the Australian ABC network as a low-budget summer fill-in. It went...

Caddie (1976)

In Sydney in 1925, Caddie (Helen Morse) gets a job as a barmaid in an inner-city pub after walking out on an unfaithful husband....

Turnaround

This Sydney power pop band were a pop group with a fresh and squeaky-clean image. With an added touch of respectability, the necktie. 23-year-old drummer...

I’m Talking

Vocalist Kate Ceberano left school at 14 determined to become a professional singer and, within two years, her tenacity and talent saw her established...

Proteens, The

The Proteens were a young Sydney band inspired by Sixties girl groups like The Ronettes and The Crystals. Their line-up featured three female lead...

You Say The Word

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 4 (Australia) This adult educational series was designed, funded and produced by the Australian Department of Immigration (with...

Swami Sarasvati

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) Arriving in Australia from India in 1967, Swami Sarasvati became Australia's foremost Yoga expert when she presented...

Variety Italian Style

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Variety Italian Style was produced by Channel 10 in Melbourne and was hosted by Anne Luciano (pictured) - who...

Night Shift

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Australia) Channel Ten's late night music show Night Shift was hosted by radio 2MMM DJ David White and...

Video Hits

1 9 8 7 - 2 0 1 1 (Australia) This music video show from Channel 10 (Australia) aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings. First screened in...

Rock Around The World

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (Australia) This offering from Australia's SBS television introduced Australian music viewers to sounds from continents other than...

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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

The Muppets take on Robert Louis Stevenson in their inimitable way in this rollicking musical version of the pirate saga. Using the bare bones of...

To Rome With Love

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) Following the death of his wife, college professor Michael Endicott (John Forsythe) decided to leave his...

Marcus Welby, MD

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 137 x 60 minute episodes The kindly man from Father Knows Best swapped his pipe for a stethoscope and...

Ten Commandments, The (1956)

Egyptian prince Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his real roots are Hebrew after being banished from the land by his jealous half-brother. He returns from exile on...

Frasier

1 9 9 3 - 2 0 0 4 (USA) 262 x 30 minute episodes A comedy spin-off from Cheers, Frasier told the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer),...

Eric Carmen

Raised near Cleveland, Ohio, Eric Carmen developed an appreciation of classical music early on, before being transfixed by The Beatles, which resulted in his...

Ginny Arnell

Born Virginia Mazarro on 2 November 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut, Ginny Arnell was one of a slew of clean young pop teens who...

Flowers In The Attic (1987)

A money-grubbing widow takes her beautiful children to live with their religious zealot grandmother and ailing grandfather. Hell-bent on claiming the substantial inheritance their...