You may recall that last year I reported that Nigel Giles was running a Pozible fundraising campaign to get his book about the legendary Australian ‘soap opera’ Number 96 into print.
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There is some fantastic news for those of you who love classic Australian ‘soap operas,’ because Volume 4 of The Box has just been released in the UK.
Volume 17 of the cult Australian police drama Homicide has just been released in the UK.
The dedicated law enforcers of Yarra Central Police Station are on high alert as they tackle a tsunami of criminals in Division 4 – Volume 9 which has just been released on DVD in the UK. This box set features the very first colour episode of the programme.
We recently reported that the first 150 episodes of the outrageous Australian soap opera The Box have been released across three compelling DVD volumes. Set behind the scenes of a fictional television station, the programme was so far out that British broadcasters refused to screen it.
The veteran actress Lois Ramsey has sadly died at the age of 93. She will be best remembered for playing the gossiping but loveable tea lady Mrs Hopkins for the entire run of the raunchy soap opera The Box, a role she played with relish.
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.
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.