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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...

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...

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Legend of Hell House, The (1973)

Dying millionaire Rudolph Deutsch (Roland Culver) offers £100,000 to physicist and parapsychology expert Dr Lionel Barrett (Clive Revill) if he can discover the secret...

Gold Robbers, The

1 9 6 9 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes A crime drama from London Weekend Television, loosely based on the real Great Train Robbery. The series starred Peter...

Right Stuff, The (1983)

The Right Stuff is a 200-minute history lesson about America's space program. It is expensive, exasperating, exhausting, exhilarating, overblown, overproduced, sometimes excruciatingly stuffy, often exciting, and...

Magic Boomerang, The

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (Australia) 39 x 25 minute episodes This black and white children's TV series from Australia centred around 14-year-old...

Wasted Youth

Formed in the summer of 1979, this East London band forged a style with punk and psych roots. Their singles and albums were released on...

Walker Brothers, The

They weren't British, they weren't brothers and their real names weren't Walker, but Californians Scott Engel, John Maus (a one-time child actor) and Gary...

Pot Black

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) The BBC began broadcasting in colour in 1967 and was looking for programmes that could exploit...

Memphis Belle (1990)

This fictionalised account of the titular WWII bomber's final mission feels like the last gasp of the old-school war movie before CGI and Saving...