50 YEARS OF TV - FIVE FANTASTIC DECADES
"1956 started an expedition into the wilderness of the then new medium television..."so begins the story of 50 Years of TV – Five Fantastic Decades.
Fifty years of Australian TV covered in 50 minutes – revealing an engaging and nostalgic tale of living room entertainment. A blast from the past, this program delves deep into the Channel Nine archives and reminisces about the early days of B&W transmission, from the likes of Bobby Limb and Joff Ellen through to the King of variety TV – Graham Kennedy and cohorts Bert Newton and Don Lane and onto the likes of Ernie Sigley and Denise Drysdale and Ray Martin. Covering the energetic days of Bandstand with Brian Henderson, featuring household names such as: Peter Allen, Johnny O’Keefe, Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy, Lana Cantrell andthe one and only Johnny Farnham,as well as international acts such as Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and Elton John. Covering comedy throughout the decades: Dame Edna, Les Patterson, Norman Gunston to Paul Hogan, The Footy Show and beyond. Also in the mix are thought-provoking news and current affairs snippets – exploring the triumphs and the disasters.
- Bert Newton
- Graham Kennedy
- Guy Le Couteur