Making news this weekend was the passing of veteran actor and performer Lucky Grills who died early on Saturday morning at his Gold Coast home. He was 79.

Grills’ most famous role came in 1976 as the unlikely detective Bluey Hills in the Melbourne-based police drama Bluey. The series had only a short run but gained a cult following almost 20 years later when the D Generation’s The Late Show overdubbed footage and the character Bluey Hills was renamed the comical Bargearse, a cop with a penchant for donuts and over-eating.

Other television roles included appearances in Matlock Police, A Country Practice, Glenview High, Special Squad, Fire and the mini-series Vietnam.

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