Number 96 Mavis Bramston and Me

They were condemned from the pulpit, slayed by the critcs, yet adored by an immense majority of viewers Actor, script writer, producer and author David Sale’s career progressed through the theatres and movie studios of London and ...

Author: David Sale


ISBN: 1922204080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Two shows changed the face of Australian television forever, and rocked the nation to its foundations. And now, the creator of Number 96 and the Executive Producer of The Mavis Bramston Show takes you behind the scenes of these two controversial, outrageously groundbreaking series for a jaunt through the industry’s Golden Years.These two shows flaunted the unmentionable, destroyed taboos, ridiculed sacred cows and dared to deal with subjects hitherto considered too shocking for polite society. They were condemned from the pulpit, slayed by the critcs, yet adored by an immense majority of viewers Actor, script writer, producer and author David Sale’s career progressed through the theatres and movie studios of London and Hollywood and the turbulent world of Australia’s TV industry, and he takes us with him every step of the way.It’s a life that began in war-ravaged Manchester, followed the migrant route to Australia, and – against all odds – hit the heights of show business. It can be summed up in four words. From Blitz to Glitz! "I held her firmly at arm’s length and told her not to forget to leave her breakfast order outside the door. All around us, whispers of debauchery filtered from elsewhere in the hotel. She turned her face up at me, with an innocence that belied her words, blinked at me, the tears still visible on her cheeks. ‘I’m serious, you know. I want to be a star. And I’ll do anything, f*ck anyone, toget there.I know you will, I said.And eventually, she did.

Remembering Television

Giles talks about the importance of Number 96, balancing his passion with an
objective claim for its importance: I can harp ... and The Mavis Bramston Show
which I think was quite groundbreaking in its presentation of comedy in those

Author: Kate Darian-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443845755

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This path-breaking book extends our knowledge of the social and cultural impacts of television, asking new questions about the ways television’s technologies and programming have been experienced, understood and remembered. Television has served as a companion to the historical events that have unfolded in our everyday lives both on and off the screen, and its presence is intricately bound up in our memories of the past and actions in the present. As this volume demonstrates, the influence of television over individual and family behaviours, national identity and ideas of global citizenship is complex and wide-ranging. Drawing upon recent developments in memory studies, history, media and cultural studies, and with particular reference to Australia, leading scholars explore the histories of television, and how its programs and personalities have been celebrated, recalled with nostalgia or simply forgotten. Topics covered include the pre-figuring of television; memories of the struggle for transmission in remote locations; the transnational experience of television for immigrant communities; the evocation of television programs through spin-off products; televised war reportage and censorship; and the value of ‘unofficial’ television archives such as YouTube. As a whole, these essays offer a striking and original examination of the connections between history, memory and television in today’s world.

The Bulletin

ere are three events you're unlikely to find in any to Bev Houghton and states: “I'm
a hom-mo-sexual"; Molly Meldrum refers to ... Finlayson's coming-out speech was
just one of many Number 96 moments that today's fortysomethings remember
glimpsing from behind the sofa. ... demystified TV production and helped legitime.
the Australian accent; The Mavis Bramston Show populatio political satire; ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106016837442

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)


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This Fabulous Century

success : ' The Mavis Bramston Show ' , Aus- biggest impact of any drama series .
part of the family . I think also tralia's first satirical show , kept the Producer Bill
Harmon has comedy was a very big part of the nation laughing through the mid-
attempted to ... Number 96 ' eventually came to an In the seventies , Number 96 ' ,
They like to know their innermost end , killed off by the ultimate judge sinful soap

Author: Peter Luck


ISBN: UOM:39015041201495

Category: Australia

Page: 399

View: 832


Been There Done That

One high school classmate whom I later worked alongside for a time at Channel
7 in Epping is Ken Shadie. Ken went on to become a freelance writer and wrote
scripts for The Mavis Bramston Show, Number 96, The Paul Hogan TV Specials ...

Author: Ronald T. Parsons

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 9781921555336

Category: New South Wales

Page: 140

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A true, down-to-eath story of a young person growing up in Australia in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. It was a time of global financial crisis, high unemployment, war, nuclear threats, drought, bush fires, floods and shark attacks. A time not unlike the present...

Australian Television

... Aunty Jack Show, The Naked Vicar, The Mavis Bramston Show, Number 96,
The Norman Gunston Shows, Blankety Blanks, ... One could construct a history of
Australian television from such shows; I want to briefly review some examples, ...

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000256253

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Media, communications and cultural studies form a rapidly growing part of secondary and tertiary education in Australia, yet there have been few books dealing specifically with Australian television. This is the first wide ranging study of television in Australia, and includes a coverage of the cultural and institutional history of Australian television as well as examining a wide range of television programming. Prisoner, Perfect Match, Hey Hey It's Saturday, A Country Practice, Vietnam and Beyond 2000 are some of the programs described and analysed. Issues are raised such as the relationship between children and television, the role of the television documentary and the function television serves in constructing communities. The contributors to Australian Television: Programs, Pleasures and Politics include some of the leading researchers in Australian television and cultural studies and their articles employ a wide range of methods - from semiotic analyses to cultural histories. Despite their dealing with often quite sophisticated problems, the chapters are written in an accessible and lively manner. This is an important collection which opens out space for more informed and challenging discussions of Australia's television culture - its programs, its meanings, its pleasures and its politics. It will be an invaluable text for all tertiary television, media studies, communications studies, Australian studies and cultural studies programs.

International Film and TV Year Book

... Memoirs ( series ) , Don Lane Tonight Show ( series ) , Barry Crocker Show (
series ) , 66 And All That ( series ) , Mavis Bramston Show ( series ) , No . 96 (
series ) , Lane End ( series ) , Behind The Legend ( series ) . ... Fust My Luck , Les
Girls , The Man Who Liked Funerals , I Was Monty ' s Double , The Angry Hills .



ISBN: UOM:39015066321293

Category: Motion pictures


View: 294


Who s who in Australia 2008



ISBN: STANFORD:36105129027350

Category: Australia

Page: 2303

View: 967


A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.

Who s who of Australian Writers

... Things To Do When You ' re Bored ( 1987 ) , Dream Machine ( 1987 ) , Excuse
Me Captain Cook ( 1987 ) , Grunt Goes to School ( 1988 ) , Smartest Kangaroo in
Australia ... TV : Mavis Bramston Show ( 1966 - 67 ) , Number 96 ( 1972 - 78 ) .

Author: John Nieuwenhuizen

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: UOM:49015003018851

Category: History

Page: 822

View: 742


Who s who in Australia

... Name's McGooley What's Yours?. This Week in Britain. The Mavis Bramston
Show. Division 4, Homicide, Kingswood Country. Carson's Law, Pizza. Rafferty's
Rules, Matlock, Number 96; film performances ind.: Emma's War, Bowl Me Over,

Author: Suzannah Pearce


ISBN: 1740951301

Category: Australia

Page: 2229

View: 749


Turning On Turning Off

Coralie Lansdowne Says No 46 Countdown 10 , 51 , 64 , 68 Crackerjack 52
Crawford , Hector 2 , 35 , 40 , 43 Crawford ... 59 Mason , Bryan McQueen 37
Mastermind 10 , 62 , 64 Matter of Chance , A 30 Mavis Bramston Show , The 2 ,
61 , 62 ... My Survival as an Aboriginal 30 , Edgar , Patricia 51 electronic
newsgathering English , Jon 43 I Can Jump Puddles 48 - 9 ... Corporation 79 - 83
passim , 101 Newsfront 31 Newton , Bert 64 , 65 , 66 Nicholson , Alastair 70 , 80 -
1 Number 96 41 ...

Author: Sandra Hall

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UOM:39015010404120

Category: Television broadcasting

Page: 105

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Her Majesty s Pleasure

Also in the company were Timothy Dalton and Ronnie Stevens, familiar for his
frolics in The Mavis Bramston Show on television in 1966. ... The Opera returned
in May with La Boheme, Der Rosenkavalier, and the perennially-popular
Cavalleria Rusticana — I Pagliacci double bill. ... his portrayal of the genial
middleaged 'inventor' Les Whittaker in more than 500 episodes of the TV
favourite Number 96.

Author: Frank Van Straten

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781743052297

Category: Adelaide (S. Aust.)

Page: 169

View: 842


This unique book raises the curtain on the history of Adelaide's most remarkable playhouse - Her Majesty's Theatre. For 100 years 'the Maj' has hosted a cavalcade of entertainment. With a treasure-trove of rare photographs, posters and costume and set designs, this book will delight anyone who loves show business and who loves Adelaide.

Robert Menzies

Now I am sure . No normal man outside the theatrical profession would have
demanded all that limelight , in fact a ' big ... of the farewell press conference on
the innovative satirical television programme of the time , the Mavis Bramston
Show .

Author: Allan William Martin


ISBN: PSU:000046196057

Category: Australia

Page: 596

View: 143


The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

35, 1996 ocean noun 1 in pool, the expansive centre of a table US • — Mike
Shamos, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards, p. ... boorishness in the 1970s
partly under the influence of a character named Ocker in the television comedy
The Mavis Bramston Show (1965–68). ... 30, 1975 • [O]ver the ensuing months I
was to find large numbers of blokes who more than lived up to the worst
stereotypes of ...

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372523

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2507

View: 748


Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit

Show Music

As a tribute to the show that made her a star in Australia and London , Anthony
offers a quiet , slow version of “ You Made Me Love You " from Irene . Of the
remaining ... Another mainstay of the Mavis Bramston team , musical director
Tommy Tycho has also written his autobiography . Although MUSIC ... of the
Salvation Army , is entitled THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ( no label , no number ) .
It also features ...



ISBN: UOM:39015035662454

Category: Musicals


View: 105


Peter Weir

They were inspired by the then - famous Australian television program The Mavis
Bramston Show and marked Weir ' s introduction to ... At that time he did not
consider a future in filmmaking ; he was not a filmgoer , and he possessed no
theoretical or practical ... I was not exposed to any film culture in my teens , ” he
recalls .

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015040667480

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

View: 492


During the course of his twenty-odd-year filmmaking career, Peter Weir has accomplished what so many of his protagonists have failed to do: he has become an accepted, integral part of an unfamiliar culture. At the core of most of his films and at the least peripheral to all of them is the idea of the outsider trying - and ultimately failing - to come to terms with a culture vastly different from his own. Weir, a native of Australia whose name was synonymous with Australian cinema in the 1970s, turned to American filmmaking in the 1980s and never looked back. In Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide, Marek Haltof traces Weir's journey from intensely Australian filmmaker to successful Hollywood director, along the way finding surprisingly consistent evidence of Weir's thematic and visual interests despite dramatic changes in his choices of story and locale.

The Almost Late Gordon Chater

Iain was receiving no cooperation from them . ... difficulty getting permission for
the smallest ( probably not more than a minute ) excerpts from The Mavis
Bramston Show ' and ' My Name ' s McGooley ' for their forthcoming ' A Life ' of me

Author: Gordon Chater


ISBN: UOM:39015040733381

Category: Actors

Page: 341

View: 182


Autobiography of the comic and dramatic actor. Well-known for his role in the TV comedy 'The Mavis Bramston Show' and his solo performance in 'The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin,' Chater tells of the ups and downs of his career and the people he was involved with both on stage and off. Includes photos and index.

Who s who in Australia 2009

... This Week in Britain , The Mavis Bramston Show , Division 4 , Homicide ,
Kingswood Country , Carson's Law , Pizza , Rafferty's Rules , Matlock , Number
96 ; film performances incl .: Razzle Dazzle , Emma's War , Bowl Me Over ,
Walkabout ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132409405

Category: Australia

Page: 2282

View: 437


A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.