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Magic Circle Club, The

1 9 6 5 – 1 9 6 7 (Australia)

The Magic Circle Club was a massively popular Australian TV show for children.

Such was the programme’s innovation that it received a prestigious Penguin award and a special Logie award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Television in the first year of broadcast.

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The show was videotaped at the studios of ATV-0 in Melbourne (as was Prisoner: Cell Block H many years later).

Hostess Nancy Cato would introduce and close each episode with help from Fredd Bear (Tedd Dunn), Fee Fee Bear (John Michael Howson), Mother Hubbard (Fred Tupper), Max (Max Bartlett), Sir Jasper Crookley (Ernie Bourne) and Gasper Goblin (Colin McEwan).

When the show was cancelled (for cost reasons) the production team created a new show called Adventure Island for the ABC. It was another huge success and ran until 1972.

Hostess 
Nancy Cato 
Fredd Bear

Tedd Dunn
Fee Fee Bear 

John Michael Howson
Mother Hubbard

Fred Tupper
Max 

Max Bartlett
Sir Jasper Crookley

Ernie Bourne
Gasper Goblin 

Colin McEwan