1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 5 (Australia)
21 x 50 minute episodes
This satirical sketch comedy show from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) relied heavily on Max Gillies’ scathingly accurate impersonations of contemporary politicians, particularly his ear-tugging take on Aussie Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
Gillies was joined in sketches by John Clarke (famous in his home country of New Zealand as comedic Kiwi farmer character Fred Dagg), Wendy Harmer, Geoff Kelso, Phillip Scott, Peter Moon and Tracey Harvey.
The Gillies Republic (1986) and Gillies and Company (1992) were less successful follow-ups.