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Geeza

Formed in 1974, Geeza were a powerful four-piece rock group from the western suburbs of Sydney (Australia). The group originally performed as The Geeza Rock...

Luke’s Kingdom

1 9 7 6 (UK/Australia) 13 x 60 minute episodes In 1829, following the tragic death of his wife, retired naval officer Jason Firbeck (James Condon) takes...

Last Wave, The (1977)

Behind the opening credits an Australian Aboriginal is painting on the roof of a cave which opens like a huge mouth: a black hand,...

Devil’s Playground, The (1976)

The Devil's Playground is set in 1953 in a seminary for young boys intending to enter a religious order of teaching brothers. Brother Sebastian Charles McCallum Brother Celian John...

It Could Be You

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 6 6 (Australia) This early game show from the Australian Nine Network was hosted by American Tommy Hanlon, although he...

Ask the Leyland Brothers

In Ask the Leyland Brothers, adventurers Mike and Mal Leyland travelled to different parts of Australia to make short documentary segments. Every story was...

Wandjina!

1 9 6 6 (Australia) 7 x 30 minute episodes Scottish-born anthropologist Donald MacPherson (Mark McManus) discovers the "Wandjina" cave paintings in outback Australia. While exploring the...

Dead End Drive-In (1986)

In the near future (the 1990s!) economic and environmental disasters have reduced society to chaos. To combat looting and marauding 'car boys', the authorities convert...

Eliza Fraser (1976)

The full title of the movie is actually A Faithful Narrative of the Capture, Sufferings and Miraculous Escape of Eliza Fraser, which is supposed to...

Windchase

Mario Milo and Toivo Pilt formed Windchase when their earlier band, Sebastian Hardie, broke up. They called Windchase a 'symphonic rock' band and their sole album, Symphinity, included...

Voodoo Lust

Originally from Brisbane, Voodoo Lust issued the singles Shake Shake, Hey Yey (1986), Stop Breakin' My Heart (1987), and Cathy's On Heat (1988) plus...

M.P.D. Limited

M.P.D. Limited had one of the most meteoric rises in the history of Australian rock and pop. Formed from the remains of Melbourne Shadows-style instrumental...

Scobie Malone (1975)

Jack Thompson stars as Detective Sergeant Scobie Malone, who is investigating the death of high-class prostitute Helga Brand in a story based on a...

Wake In Fright (1971)

John Grant (Gary Bond) is the bored teacher at a one-room school in Tiboonda, a tiny railway junction on the far western plains of...

Mac and Merle

1 9 7 4 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes Australian comedy series Mac and Merle starred two of the country's best-known characters, Gordon Chater and Gwen Plumb. Mr and...

Shannon’s Mob

1 9 7 4 (Australia) 'The Mob' was an intelligence organisation in Canberra headed up by Dave Shannon (who never appeared on screen). Its official name...

Captain Goodvibes

From his first appearance in the surfing newspaper Tracks, in 1973, Captain Goodvibes was a major hit with young Australian readers. The "pig of steel"...

Kitty and the Bagman (1983)

A notorious Australian flop set in Sydney during the Roaring 20s. Kitty O'Rourke (Liddy Clark, pictured above) becomes a tough gangster after her thug husband...

Snapshot (1978)

The remains of a body are removed from a fire at a photographer’s studio. In flashback, successful model Madeline (Chantal Contouri) introduces her friend Angela...

Late Show, The

1 9 9 2 - 1 9 9 3 (Australia) 40 x 60 minute episodes One of the most successful and funny comedy shows ever produced in...

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Wagon Train

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 442 x 60/90 minute episodes Wagon Train aired on NBC between 1957 and 1962, and switched to...

Mi-Sex

Mi-Sex were formed in New Zealand as a long-haired hippie pub band known as The Fragments Of Time. They moved to Australia in 1978 to try out...

Californians, The

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) The Gold Rush days of old San Francisco in the 1850s are the setting. The call of "there’s...

Menswe@r

Daydreamer (1995) was the only song this short-lived band had in their arsenal when they started. It turned out to be the only one they...

People Under the Stairs, The (1991)

A pre-Pulp Fiction Ving Rhames and a resourceful 13-year-old kid (Brandon Adams) break into the labyrinthine house of their landlord to steal a valuable coin collection...

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

On 4 July 1978, 12-year-old David Freeman (Joey Cramer) takes a tumble and wakes up in an altered world: his home and family are...

TFI Friday

1 9 9 6 - 2 0 0 0 (UK) 1 x 30 minute episode 2 x 70 minute episodes 187 x 60 minute episodes Chris Evans bounced back on...

Hamish Macbeth

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) 20 x 50 minute episodes Robert Carlyle starred as the eponymous easy-going police constable of the remote...