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The Unisexers was an Australian series about eleven young people who lived in a commune (in an old terrace house in Paddington, Sydney) and made their bread manufacturing jeans.
They were an interesting mix – married, single, male, female, undecided . . .
Jewish lad Benjy Lewis (Tony Sheldon) was the crack salesman and go-getter of the commune. The other cohabitants were Sally (Josie Knurr), Flick (Tina Bursill), Eustace (John Paramor), Diedre (Anne Grigg), Tinsel (Steven Tandy), Brigitte (Sonia Hoffman), Humph (Hugh Logan), Monica (Michele Fawdon), Brian (Scott Lambert) and Corny (Patrick Ward).
The elderly owners of the house were Mr and Mrs Melody (Walter Pym and Jessica Noad) who had raised seven children and were often called on to assist the youngsters with their problems. Their middle-aged cleaning lady was Mrs Tripp (Dolore Whiteman), whose daughter had eloped to Dubbo with a truckie and now had six kids with another on the way.
Personality clashes, parental interference and adjustment to communal living formed the basis of the storylines.
The series was produced for the National Nine Network by Cash Harmon Associates (who produced the very successful Number 96) and telecast by TCN-9 Monday to Friday at 6pm.
Humphrey ‘Humph’ Brown
Julian ‘Tinsel’ Tinsley
Cornelius ‘Corny’ Hastings