Home Tags Australia

Tag: Australia

Shannon’s Mob

1 9 7 4 (Australia) 'The Mob' was an undercover intelligence organisation headed up by Dave Shannon (who never appeared on screen). Headquartered in Canberra, its...

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...

Bobby Limb Show, The (Mobil Limb Show)

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian national variety show was produced by TCN Channel 9 and originally titled Bobby Limb's...

Bryan Davies Show, The

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian hour-long music show was broadcast live from studio 22 at ABN2 in Sydney on...

Colleen Hewett

Colleen Hewett was born on 16 April 1950 in Bendigo, Victoria (Australia). She began her music career at the age of 12 when she sang...

Castaway

1 9 7 4 (Australia/UK/West Germany) 13 x 30 minute episodes This joint Australian/Scottish/West German series told of the hardships and adversities suffered by survivors of a...

Jonah

1 9 8 2 (Australia) 4 x 60 minute episodes This ABC (Australia) miniseries followed a hunchbacked orphan as he rose from being a larrikin gang leader...

Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos

1 9 9 2 (Australia) 1 x 34 minute episode (!) Aussie clip show Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos was hauled off the air midway through its...

Buffalo

Sydney band Buffalo was one of Australia's pioneering heavy rock outfits, and by virtue of the band's appearance on the Vertigo label (they were...

Crystal Voyager (1973)

Crystal Voyager - a surfing biography about legendary design innovator and photographer George Greenough - is one of the most beautiful surfing movies ever made and...

Sporting Chance

1 9 8 1 (Australia) 10 x 50 minute episodes Ray Barrett had the lead in this ABC (Australia) drama series, playing Robbo - a freelance investigative sports...

Mississippi

John Mower Vocals Graham Goble Guitar, vocals Russ Johnson Guitar, vocals Beeb Birtles Guitar, vocals Colin DeLuca Bass Derek Pellici Drums Harvey James Guitar Andre Santos Bass, vocals Charlie Tumahai Bass, vocals

FEATURED POSTS

Fashion in the 1960s

Op Art, Pop Art, Miniskirts and Mod; Bobs, Boots, paisley and eye-liner four inches thick . . . "The Swinging Sixties" and "The Roaring Twenties" were the only decades...

Ride Lonesome (1959)

The seven Westerns Budd Boetticher made with leading man Randolph Scott are notable for Scott's wry, laconic, weather-beaten virtuousness; colourful secondary characters; visual gracefulness;...

Joe South

As both a session guitarist (Dylan's Blonde On Blonde) and songwriter (Deep Purple's Hush), Joe South deserves to be known for more than just 1969's haunting Games...

X (USA)

According to popular myth, LA punk was the backward cousin of its Anglophile/East Coast counterparts, rich kids in plastic strapping on some tinsel and...

Three Musketeers, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) This cartoon segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was based on the classic novel, with Porthos,...

Wild, Wild Planet, The (1965)

Shot back-to-back with War of the Planets, this cops-and-robbers-in-outer-space epic from cult Italian journeyman director Antonio Margheriti is a dazzling cocktail of groovy 1960s...

Horslips

With Phil Lynott and Rory Gallagher seeking their fortune in London, Horslips were the beginning and end of 1970s Irish rock. Indeed, they were...

Mystery and Imagination

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 24 x 80 minute episodes It was perhaps only appropriate that ABC, the company which had...