Tag: The Saturday Show

1978: August 5-11

Cover: The Love Boat Tasmania’s holocaustThe Australian-made film The Last Tasmanians, which has already aired in Britain and been sold to other countries, is to be shown on Australian TV later in the year. The 90-minute movie tells of the extermination of Tasmanian Aboriginals in the late nineteenth century, and received rave reviews when shown …

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1978: July 29-August 4

Cover: Mike Walsh nominates his ten all-time favourite films. Among the list are The Sound Of Music, Cleopatra, Singin’ In The Rain, The Getting Of Wisdom and Gone With The Wind. Dramatic ABC switchABC has announced a dramatic change to its prime-time line-up with plans to schedule drama and comedy programs in the 7.30pm timeslot, …

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1978: July 15-21

Let ‘er RIP!After forty episodes over five years, Paul Hogan (pictured) has decided it was time to let his classic ocker ‘Hoges’ – his trademark football jersey, shorts and boots – lay to rest. Now, the emphasis on The Paul Hogan Show will be on the caricatures based on either real-life figures, such as Don …

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1978: July 1-7

Cover: The Bee Gees Meldrum’s TV hit at heroin Heroin addiction has claimed the lives of four of his friends, so Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has decided to use his profile as a national TV presenter to do something about it. The Countdown host has been given the go-ahead by ABC to produce a documentary to …

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YouTube: The Saturday Show

Last month’s post dedicated to Saturday night TV failed to mention one title that some may remember or, in this author’s case, at least remember the send-ups that followed several years later. The Saturday Show was a weekly variety show on ABC in the late-’70s and early-’80s with a cast of regular performers, including Michael …

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