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Early Bird Show, The

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Originally a Melbourne-only production hosted for two hours on weekday mornings in the late 70s by Marie Van Maaren and local personality Mike McCarthy, The Early Bird Show was revived in 1985 with ex-Zoot singer Darryl Cotton brought on board as the main host.

Now broadcast for five hours on Saturday mornings in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide as well, the show often attracted enormous ratings.

Broadcast live, there was always a sense of the unexpected.

Darryl Cotton
Marie Van Maaren
Marty Monster
Mr & Mrs Timms