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A: Unfortunately, individual episodes of TV programs are not usually released to the public for reasons of copyright and also because a lot of older programs are no longer kept by TV stations, or maintained in a format that is compatible with current equipment.  I can only suggest that you contact the television station that originally produced the program (a list of addresses can be found below) or contact the National Film and Sound Archive. But, again, without permission of the copyright holder(s) — and some stations no longer have the copyright on programs they used to air — they may be unable to release any footage.

However, certain classic and contemporary television programs are being retrieved from the archives where possible and being released on DVD — check your local or online DVD retailer

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ABC: Website

Sydney: GPO Box 9994, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Melbourne: GPO Box 9994, MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Brisbane: GPO Box 9994. BRISBANE QLD 4001
Adelaide: GPO Box 9994, ADELAIDE SA 5001
Perth: GPO Box 9994, PERTH WA 6001
Hobart: GPO Box 9994, HOBART TAS 7001
Canberra: GPO Box 9994, CANBERRA ACT 2601
Darwin: GPO Box 9994, DARWIN NT 0801

or http://www.abc.net.au/contact/

SEVEN NETWORK: Website

ATN Sydney: PO Box 777, PYRMONT NSW 2009
HSV Melbourne: GPO Box 4477 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
BTQ Brisbane: Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, MT COOTTHA QLD 4066
SAS Adelaide: 40 Port Road, HINDMARSH SA 5007
TVW Perth: PO Box 77, TUART HILL WA 6939

NINE NETWORK: Website

TCN Sydney: 24 Artarmon Road, WILLOUGHBY NSW 2068
GTV Melbourne: GPO Box 9, MELBOURNE VIC 3001
QTQ Brisbane: Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, MT COOTTHA QLD 4066
NWS Adelaide: 169 Pirie Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
STW Perth: 253 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
NTD Darwin: Blake Street, THE GARDENS NT 0820

NETWORK TEN: Website

TEN Sydney: GPO Box 10, SYDNEY NSW 2001
ATV Melbourne: 620 Chapel Street, SOUTH YARRA VIC 3141
TVQ Brisbane: GPO Box 751, BRISBANE QLD 4001
ADS Adelaide: 80 Hutt Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000
NEW Perth: PO Box 10, MIRRABOOKA WA 6941

SBS: Website

Locked Bag 028, CROWS NEST NSW 1585 or [email protected]

WIN: Website

New South Wales: Locked Bag 8800, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Victoria: PO Box 464, BALLARAT VIC 3350
Queensland: Dean Street, NORTH ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4701
South Australia: PO Box 821, MT GAMBIER SA 5290
Western Australia: PO Box 99, TUART HILL WA 6939
Tasmania: PO Box 1209M , HOBART TAS 7001

PRIME7: Website

Corporate: PO Box 878, DICKSON ACT 2602
GWN7 Western Australia: Roberts Crescent, BUNBURY WA 6230

NBN: Website

PO Box 750, NEWCASTLE NSW 2300

SOUTHERN CROSS AUSTEREO: Website

Southern Cross Nine: 46 Aspinall Street, Watson ACT 2602
Southern Cross Television GTS/BKN: 76 Wandearah Road, PORT PIRIE SA 5540
Southern Cross Television Darwin: Suite 5/90 Ross Smith Ave, FANNIE BAY NT 0820
Southern Cross Television Central: Tenancy 2, Level 1 Awangu House, 44 Hath Street, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
Southern Cross Television Tasmania: PO Box 873, LAUNCESTON TAS 7250

IMPARJA: Website

PO Box 52, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871

SEVEN QUEENSLAND: Website

PO Box 296, MAROOCHYDORE QLD 4558

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS TELEVISION: Website

PO Box 1166, CROWS NEST NSW 2060

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    • Agnes Caldwell on 30 September 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    My sister and I where on The Saturday Tonight Show I think 1970 or 71 Alastair McHarg was the music producer at the time.We where called The Petites.We also appeared a couple of times on The Country Western Hour.I would dearly love to have a copy of these if it where at all possible.I am guessing this is a big ask but staying hopeful.if you could please contact me regarding this.
    Thank you.
    Agnes Caldwell.

      • Martin on 3 July 2018 at 5:26 PM
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      Agnes, we’d be guessing which Tonight Show or region this was. Can you tell us more details; station, city, can you narrow down the date? Was there any other publicity such as newspaper or magazine listings? Do you recall other acts?

    • Otto Acron on 17 November 2016 at 10:30 AM
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    iN 1976 I worked on the Mike Walsh Show. I am 81 years old and their are too stunts i would like to get a coppy off.
    7 th and 27 of May 1976.One is lifting a car the other is getting run over by a car.
    I am willing to pay for the coppies.
    Hoping you can help me.
    Otto Acron

    1. Hi Otto. Your chances of obtaining footage are very slim, usually for reasons of copyright or because footage may simply no longer exist.

      You could try contacting the channel which produced the program or possibly the production company if you know who that is or even the National Film and Sound Archive.

        • Susan Wilson-Gahan on 24 April 2017 at 11:25 AM
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        Hi Andrew,
        I wish to cite you and your stories about colour television in my PhD but I cannot even find your surname in any of the information. Sorry for my complete ignorance. Can you please help?

        Thank yo
        Susan

        1. Hi Susan.

          Pleased to have been of assistance.

          More details here. And Good Luck with the PhD! Please let me know how it goes.

      • Martin on 4 July 2018 at 2:58 PM
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      Otto, you’re absolutely my favourite person to request help here. Why? Because you’ve included the dates of your shows!
      Possibly you should be telling us how it is rather than the other way ’round, as Andrew and I were in school or possibly kindergarten at this stage; we’re people who like reading TV guides from the era, even if I do speak for him myself. How have you dated the appearances — did you keep a journal or even booking sheets? And on a related note, love the YouTube channel, how have you been getting those clips? Have you written memoirs?
      But I digress. You appeared on some of the last Mike Walsh Shows made at TEN-10 before it moved to TCN-9. Known holdings are way better after the shift, but why guess when we can just ask? Mike is alive and well, he and his company Hayden Enterprises/Hayden Productions have a website. I’d suggest writing to him via one of the two theatres linked there. And good luck!
      http://www.mikewalsh.com.au/index.htm

    • Tatum on 3 January 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    I have a lid from the TV show “Pick a box”. It is not dated but has been signed by Bob and Dolly Dyer, Frank Partridge VC, George Black and Barry Jones. Do you know if there is a TV museum or something similar that might be interested in this piece of history? It seems a shame to have it locked away in cupboard.

    1. Hi Tatum that would be a most valueable find for any collection. I’m sure there are any number of places that would be interested. Any State Library in a capital city would probably be interested, likewise the National Film and Sound Archive (offices in Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne) or other museums like ACMI in Melbourne or the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

    • Kylie Madsen on 15 February 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    Hi just wondering if you can get “Thursday creek mob” tv show made late 70s on dvd?

    1. Hi Kylie. I am not aware of that title being available on DVD maybe check some online retailers.

      • Karl Hashfild on 11 May 2017 at 1:25 PM
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      Hey Kylie.
      Any luck in tracking down the Thursday Creek Mob?
      Cheers – Karl Hashfield

    • Melissa on 7 May 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    Hi There

    Thanks for your time. Is there any way of obtaining a copy or viewing of Romper Room episodes in 1978 with Miss Helena?

    Thanks Melissa

    1. Hi Melissa. Your chances are not good, for reasons listed at the top of this page.

      • Martin on 3 July 2018 at 5:05 PM
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      Chas Licciardello has his own appearance on Romper Room, possibly from the mid-Eighties. However he may have an insight into survival rates, perhaps you should try him? It may have been simply recorded by the Licciardellos on home format.
      I count eight episodes at the National Film and Sound Archive; two from 1963 (possibly the same episode), two from 1982, one from 1985 and three from 1988 (again possibly overlapping material). There are significant numbers of clips and full episodes on YouTube, which may be the same material.

    • Martin Moylan on 17 July 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    Hi Andrew , my mum was on the game show, The price is right, in 1976 hosted by Garry Meadows, it was the daytime edition, I remember my school putting it on for me to watch, I know my chances are slim, but would appreciate your help, advice, feed back Her name was Audrey Mary Moylan, cheers Martin Moylan.

    1. Hi Martin. I’m afraid you’re right your chances are very slim. For reasons given at the top of this page it is unlikely to be able to retrieve any individual episodes of programs. I can only suggest you try the show’s producers which I’m guessing was Reg Grundy, which is now FremantleMedia Australia.

      I would doubt Channel Ten, which aired the program, would have any footage of the show now other than a few snippets.

      Alternatively, you could try the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

      • Martin on 3 July 2018 at 5:22 PM
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      The National Film and Sound Archive hold only episodes from the 1990s for The Price Is Right, They have a large amount of documentation relating to its inception in 1963 and revival in 1973. There are odd fragments held in compilations. Grundy/Freemantle is the only likely source. Could you work out what the date was? Whe could at least find listings for it.

  1. Hi Andrew, thank you very much for your comment on the Radio Remembrance list. There is an update with all those names on the way and will add any archive photos if I can.

    There’s one that’s been bugging me for a while. Iven Walker from 3XY, 2JJ, ABC News. No one seems to know if he passed away or not. He sort of just disappeared.

    Thanks again. Your help so far is really appreciated.

    1. Thank you Jose. As for Mr Walker, I can not say that name sounds familiar to me I’m afraid.

      • Martin on 16 July 2018 at 1:32 AM
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      Jose,
      I found a brief obituary for an Iven Walker in The Canberra Times of Sunday, 1 December 1985, and several records on Ancestry. Given the unusual spelling and mention of radio work, this appears to be one and the same.

      https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/118175496?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FC%2Ftitle%2F11%2F1985%2F12%2F01%2Fpage%2F13020420%2Farticle%2F118175496

    • Belinda on 9 October 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    Morning Andrew,
    I am looking for the season of Thank God It’s Friday at the Zoo. produced at 10 studios Sydney around 1978.
    It was hosted by the 2SM radio DJ Ian MacRae.

    1. If you are looking for copies of the show, I’m afraid you’d be out of luck.

      More details at the top of this page. At a stretch I’d suggest you contact Channel Ten or the National Film and Sound Archive.

      • Martin on 3 July 2018 at 4:47 PM
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      As elsewhere on this page, a single episode has been recovered by the National Film and Sound Archive, and is included in the documentary Right There On My TV.

    • Harry on 4 November 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    I was wondering if you knew what the classification equivalent of PG was in 1985. And where I could a copy of the symbol/logo for a school project.

    I was sent to you from the TV TONIGHT website (and now love your site).

    Thanks in advance!

    Harry

    1. Hi Harry. I just happened to see your message on TV Tonight and I replied there, but I’ll copy it here:

      “For television it was PGR but I don’t know if there was a standard symbol for it I think each network or channel did their own thing.
      In 1993, PGR became PG, and AO became M. I can’t recall but I am guessing MA was created at that time too or possibly replaced what used to be “AO (Modified For Television)””

      PS. Thank you very much for the kind words.

        • Harry on 9 November 2017 at 1:52 PM
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        Hi Andrew,

        Just wondering if you knew were I could get a copy of PGR logo, I have tried heaps of google searching, and the ACMA website.

        Thanks
        Harry

        1. I don’t think there is one. I think each channel just produced their own style of classification symbols. Wasn’t standardised until much later AFAIK.

    • Ping on 1 December 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    I am having a lot of interference watching channel 7in comparison to the other channels. Is this a problem with my TV or is it something to do with the signal from channel 7?

    1. Suggest you contact Channel 7

  2. Hi, We, Crunchy’s Waffles Pty Ltd, had a visit from your weather man Paul Burt on Friday 15 December. Channel 7 broadcast that evening the weather forecast from the upper deck of our food truck. Is it possible to obtain a copy of that footage, or a link to upload. If so, we also would like to get you consent that we publish it on our website and social media.

    Kind regards,

    Matthew

    1. Hi Matthew this is not Channel 7 you will need to contact them

    • peter princi on 28 January 2018 at 11:12 PM
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    hi…I am trying to get copies of a tv show aired about 1979 called thank god its Friday at the zoo..staring ian macrae and the hon nick
    jones from radio station 2sm….I was involved in the show as the barman…I remember that it was sponsored by barcadi and we
    taped the show every Saturday at the channel ten studios in ryde…..it ran for 13 weeks…hope you can help…thanks

    1. Hi Peter, please refer to the FAQ at the top of this page. You may need to contact Channel Ten or try the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

      You could possibly also try the Australian TV Archive at the following link: http://www.austvarchive.com/

      • Martin on 3 July 2018 at 4:45 PM
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      A single episode has been recovered by the National Film and Sound Archive, and is included in the documentary Right There On My TV. This premiered at the St Kilda Film Festival on Saturday 21 May 2018, and is being exhibited around the country.

    • Ninette on 25 February 2018 at 10:40 PM
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    HI
    I watched a TV show Melbourne TV – free to air ( i think) on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 night about a lady who supposedly murdered her neighbour’s son and her husband/partner while they slept her own son was in the house but he wasn’t hurt. She was having an affair with her neighbour – she was in jail; for years and is now eligible for parole. A child’s toy was sent to the police and the case has been reopened.

    I went on holiday for a week and missed the next episode and never found out what happened.

    Can You help – it driving me crazy

      • Martin on 16 July 2018 at 1:39 AM
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      Ninette,
      Don’t know where to start here — was this fictional or not? What true crime series comes in ongoing episodes? Do you have any details on the channel/time slot? This is very confusing, if it’s a real case then the details should give returns from news sources.

    • Jerome Aknian on 28 February 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    Hi
    I remember seeing a comical character on ABC or SBS back in the 80s or early 90s. I recall he would be out and about and would make the “V” (victory) or peace hand sign and he would say “eh, eh” (No idea what it meant, but found it hilarious as a kid). He may have had curly dark hair, he also may have been doing an imitation of a stereotyical wog, or may have been some sort of woggy type of character that did a parody of a stereotypical wog (being a wog myself, again I found it hilarious). I don’t know if he was on a particular TV show, he may have done short skits/sketches between other TV shows. It is not the “Flacco” character Paul Livingston did, nor is it the “Con the Fruiterer” character Mark Mitchell did, as some of my friends have suggested. Does anyone know who this character is?

      • Martin Dunne on 11 May 2018 at 12:34 PM
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      You’ve got a memory of Grahame Bond as Kev Kavanagh, a musician butcher who thought he was an artist. Kev predates Aunty Jack (Grahame prefers him), and was most prevalent in his 1985 show News Free Zone. There are clips on YouTube if you want to see him again.

        • Jerome Aknian on 21 May 2018 at 4:18 AM
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        Thank you Martin. Do you know if Kev Kavanagh was ever played by anyone other than Grahame Bond? Funny thing is, I’ve heard of the Kev Kavanagh character many times in my life but had no idea who he was. News Free Zone vaguely rings a bell. I have watched one of the clips on YouTube, I will certainly watch some more.

          • Martin Dunne on 27 June 2018 at 2:29 AM
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          Jerome, don’t think so. I suggest Grahame’s autobiography Jack of All Trades Mistress of One, no mention of any other Kevs there but quite illuminating. Aunty Jack was frequently confronted with other cast members all Aunty-fied up.

    • Rocco on 1 March 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Hello,
    I run a facebook group about the old North Shore. I’d like to do a post on TCN 9. I’ve been trying to obtain an old exterior shot of the studios at Willoughby. I just thought I would try you here to see if you know or have seen any? I have been to many sites and online to try and find one. I would appreciate any help or point in the right direction.

    Cheers Rocco

    1. I’m not aware of any pics sorry. Maybe try http://www.tcnchannel9.com

      • Martin on 4 July 2018 at 1:25 AM
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      Had a look at your impressive Group, Rocco. Unfortunately most publicity photos from television stations are of the talent, not the facilities. That’s why television enthusiasts are very excited when we find any behind the scenes footage. The National Film and Sound Archive hold a set of photographs from c.1959 detailing the TCN-9 facility, but at peak you would be allows to access them, not copy and certainly not use them unless you could demonstrate you were the copyright holder.
      Possibly the best bet is looking for photos from the opening week (16 September 1956) in other media, you’ve done very well in finding other images!

    • Lynette on 25 May 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    Hi, I am wondering how far back your archives go?
    My dad was filmed talking to a Priest (Father Fenton I Think) in November? 1974 – This was done at our home in Thornton.
    This film was used on your religious show (Think it was called Meditation) that played as the last show before TV went off for the night.
    It did not air on TV until after my dad died on 14th Dec 1974 – sorry not sure of the exact date it went to air?
    Would be amazing if there was a copy out there still!

    1. Hi Lynette. This website is not connected or affiliated to any TV station, network or industry body.

      For reasons listed at the top of this page your chances of obtaining any such footage are remote. You could try contacting the TV stations that made the program or the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

      • Martin on 4 July 2018 at 10:21 AM
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      Lynette, way more details needed here, starting with the name. Closest I can find so far is a radio show from 1974 called Evening Meditation, on 2CY in Canberra (now Radio National). That’s Thornton, NSW, postcode 2322? What station/city/day of the week was the show? What church was Father Fenton from? Did you have any clippings or other items relating to it? Or anyone else who knows more about the interview or show? We probably won’t be able to find a copy of the TV show, but Father Fenton could be traceable and the listings for the show would be a great place to start with.

    • Paul on 26 May 2018 at 9:19 PM
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    Why do television companies allow betting advertising on TVs
    It ruins family lives with gambling
    And television companies only promote this misery with allowing this to happen
    When are you guys going to stop this garbage
    ESPECIALLY in CHILDRENS viewing times

    I await your reply
    Thanking you

    1. This website is not connected or affiliated to any TV station, network or industry body.

      Feel free to forward your complaint accordingly. Addresses for TV stations are further up this page.

      You may also refer to the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Free TV Australia, the Minister for Communications or your local MP.

    • Mark Andrews on 19 June 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    Northern Rivers TV
    I am working on the NSWTA project. I am interested in talking to a facilities / property manager who may know about a 30m lattice tower at a location called Banyabba.

    Thank you in advance

    Mark Andrews

    1. Mark, this website is not connected or affiliate to any network or broadcaster. You will need to contact the station directly.

    • Kerry on 6 September 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Channel 10,I was very disappointed to find Bold and beautiful to be a repeat show yesterday 5th I dont think thats good enough!

    1. Thanks Kerry but this is not Channel Ten. Their web page is http://www.tenplay.com.au

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