The National Film & Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) have launched their Christmas fundraising campaign, and you can play your part in helping to save a slice of Australia’s rich audio-visual heritage.
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We recently reported on the classic Australian television hits from the Crawford Productions vault being made available in the UK on DVD. Now, just in time for Christmas, comes another wave of top notch drama from Down Under.
Joy Hruby OAM is a pioneer of community television in Australia. At the age of 88 she continues to produce and present her weekly chat show Joy’s World from a studio in her garage for TVS (Television Sydney).
The National Film & Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) have issued a stark warning that the nations rich audio visual collection is at risk of extinction unless urgent action is taken immediately.
The legions of British fans of classic Australian television shows haven’t had much to cheer about over recent years due to a complete lack of repeat runs by broadcasters over here.
Crawford Productions is best known in the UK for its hit television serials The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors, but from 1974 until 1977 the company was breaking new ground and blowing traditional taboos sky high with its raunchy adult soap opera The Box.
British television viewers have enjoyed a long love affair with Australian ‘soap operas’ but did you know that the very first Aussie serial to crack the UK market was the rural drama Bellbird?
ATV Today’s Flashback takes a look at one of ITV’s ‘forgotten serials’ in Southern Television’s Together.
Darren Gray takes a look at the arrival of the new era of local UK television including a visit to That’s Solent…