50 YEARS OF TV-SWINGING SIXTIES
A captivating window into an era, 50 Years of Television – The Swinging Sixties continues the story and explores some of the great moments in Australian television history. Ten years in and counting, this program begins with Brian Henderson’s level-headed assessment that despite the cynics “TV is here to stay.”
Indeed it did and this insightful program features more from the GTV9 vault, covering the 1960s in detail from the further adventures of Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight to the likes of Bob Rogers, Irishman Dave Allen and the beginnings of The Tonight Show with the ever charismatic Don Lane – featuring the humorous rendition of '76 Trombones’ by Don and Graham from their respective shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Also exploring the legacy of news coverage, from the first mobile TV unit, featuring respected news anchormen such as Eric Pearce, this program takes in the 60s zeitgeist from the Beatles first arrival to Australia, the threats of Communism, Prime Minister Robert Menzies and the haunting disappearance of Harold Holt. Covering the birth of the morning show, TODAY with Mike Walsh and Project '65, The Tarax Show with Uncle Norman, Why Is It So? with Professor Julius Sumner Miller, It Could Be You with Tommy Hanlon Jr., World Championship Wrestling with Jack Little, New Faces with Bert Newton, the BP Supershow phenomenon and the ever-entertaining music program Bandstand with Brian Henderson, the 1960s are covered in glorious B&W detail.
- Harold Holt
- John Farnham