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Ratbags

1 9 8 1 (Australia) 13 x 50 minute episodes A woefully vacuous variety show from Australia's Network Ten. Seemingly commissioned by an office boy while the bosses...

Jeff St John and The ID/The Copperwine

Jeffrey Leo Newton was born on 22 April 1946 in Sydney. He began his singing career by joining a church choir at the age...

Levkas Man

1 9 8 1 (Australia/West Germany) 6 x 60 minute episodes This short Australian, English and German co-production focussed on archaeological research and the smuggling of ancient...

Siege of Pinchgut, The (1959)

A falsely convicted man joins two other convicts in breaking out of a Sydney prison, but they end up trapped in a fortress in...

Consider Your Verdict

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) 163 x 60 minute episodes Based on a successful radio drama which ran between 1958 and 1960,...

Road Games (1981)

A heroine called "Hitch" for most of the film is just one of the jokes in a film full of them. Director Richard Franklin's...

Allison Durbin

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 May 1950, Allison Anne Durbin joined New Zealand's popular Uncle Tom's Friendly Road Children's Choir (a radio...

Club, The (1980)

This film about an Australian Rules football club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) could easily be about the behind-the-scenes and front-of-house activities of...

Lighthouse Keepers, The

Formed in 1982, the Lighthouse Keepers tasteful, jangly brand of country-tinged folk rock was at odds with prevailing trends in the Detroit-besotted independent music...

Link Men, The

1 9 7 0 (Australia) 13 x 60 minute episodes This crime drama series from TCN9 (Australia) presented detectives seconded from Sydney's CIB to investigate crimes throughout...

Menotti

1 9 8 0 (Australia) 13 x 60 minute episodes This drama series from the Australian ABC was filmed in Sydney and involved priests in inner-city suburbia. Father...

Brides of Christ

1 9 9 1 (Australia) 6 x 50 minute episodes The 1960s was a time of revolution, not least for women who were seeking (and winning) liberation...

Fair Game (1986)

Jessica (Cassandra Delaney) is a young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback who comes into confrontation with three redneck kangaroo hunters. Bored...

High Rolling (1977)

Fun loving sideshow worker Tex (Joseph Bottoms) - a womanising American - and boxer Alby (Grigor Taylor) - a shy and quiet Australian -...

Blood Oath (1990)

Shortly after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in World War II, Japanese troops captured the Australian garrison on the little-known Dutch East Indies island...

Sunbury Festival (1972)

The Sunbury Music Festival - which took place from 28 - 30 January 1972 - was the turning point in Australian music. Thousands at the Victorian...

In Melbourne Tonight

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 7 0 (Australia) Australian variety show In Melbourne Tonight debuted on GTV9 in 1957 and quickly became a way...

Death in Brunswick (1990)

Death In Brunswick opens with an image that could be culled from any urban backstreet in Greece or Turkey. A hot wind whips along an...

Thirst (1979)

Successful Australian businesswoman Kate Davis (Chantal Contouri) is kidnapped by a cult of modern-day vampires and self-proclaimed supermen known as 'The Hyma  Brotherhood'. They have a...

Round The Twist

1 9 8 9 (Australia) 1 9 9 2 (Australia) 2 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 (Australia) 52 x 25 minute episodes Tony Twist and his...

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Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956)

Fuelled by paranoia and dripping with low-key terror, Invasion of the Body Snatchers put the fear of pod into audiences across the world. Based on Jack Finney's...

Candid Camera

1 9 4 8 - Current (USA) 1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 1 9 7 4 (UK) Candid Camera was originally created in the USA by...

Germs, The

Sid Vicious was self-destructive; Johnny Rotten was snotty; Rollins was furious; and Johnny and Dee Dee were cartoon-like. Darby Crash was all of these...

Michael (1996)

Frank Quinlan (William Hurt) and Huey Driscoll (Robert Pastorelli), two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters (Andie MacDowell), an 'angel expert',...

Cash on Demand (1961)

Hammer made a range of films outside the horror genre and some of them are excellent, particularly this unusual thriller reteaming Peter Cushing and...

Quincy M.E.

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 120 minute episodes 143 x 60 minute episodes Jack Klugman starred in this crime drama as...

Taxi Driver (1976)

Easily one of the 10 best American films of the 1970s, Taxi Driver radically changed Robert De Niro’s career, establishing him as a first-class character actor. The...

Belle & The Devotions

Belle & The Devotions began as just singer Kit Rolfe, who released two singles - Where Did Love Go Wrong? and Got To Let...