Tag: Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

1978: December 16-22

Cover: Marlon Brando (Superman The Movie) Restless break for June Salter Actress June Salter will take an extended break from The Restless Years to tour with the theatrical production Crown Matrimonial.  The hit stage play has had an extended season in Sydney and has also played to packed houses in Brisbane and Newcastle, but a …

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YouTube: Revisiting Skippy

It’s been a while since a YouTube video has featured here, but I came across this one recently and thought it would be of interest. This video takes us back to the original locale used for the 1960s children’s series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, an area adjacent to the Ku-ring-gai National Park, north of Sydney.  …

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Where’s the royalties, Skip?

Yesterday’s newspapers reported that veteran actor Tony Bonner has lodged a claim with the NSW Supreme Court seeking residuals from forty years of syndication and merchandising of the classic children’s TV series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. Bonner (pictured, in 1968), who played helicopter pilot Jerry King in the show’s first series – it went for …

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1978: April 22-28

Serves him right!On the eve of his visit to Australia, Are You Being Served? star John Inman (pictured) talks to TV Times about his stage career and the fame that comes from being in a hit TV series. But the actor, who admits being in his early 40s, is reluctant to discuss his private life, …

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1978: March 25-31

The day Mike Walsh blew a fuse! TV Times‘ cover story reveals some of The Mike Walsh Show‘s behind-the-scenes hazards in producing a daily live variety program. One incident involved a local electrician being summonsed at the last minute to present a segment on how to replace a fuse, only to have host Mike Walsh …

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1978: January 28-February 3

Cover: How Ken James keeps hopping: Actor Ken James, formerly from the soap The Box and now in the new series Glenview High, reminisces about his days as the park ranger’s son in the iconic children’s drama Skippy The Bush Kangaroo – including the times when the show’s marsupial star would cut from a scene …

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