A captivating window into an era, 50 Years of Television explores some of the great moments in Australian television history. Taking its auspicious cue back in 1956 on TCN-9 with TV pioneer Bruce Gyngell's famous words "Good evening and welcome to television", home entertainment evolved from the humble radio and TV became a mainstay for households around the country.
This collection features six programs from the GTV9 vault, covering the birth of In Melbourne Tonight with the inimitable Graham Kennedy and the likes of Bert Newton. Included is the first children's show: Desmond Tester and the Channel Ninepins, as well as early music shows like Jukebox Saturday Night, The HiFi Club and the ever charming Brian Henderson as host of Bandstand. There are the beginnings of The Tonight Show with Don Lane, as well as the birth of the morning show, TODAY with Mike Walsh, World Championship Wrestling with Jack Little, New Faces with Bert Newton andthe BP Supershow phenomenon. Through the 70s catch up with the likes of Ernie Sigley and Denise Drysdale and a very young Daryl Sommers and Ossie Ostrich. There are also great Logies moments with Norman Gunston and even the cast of Number 96! Step into the 80s with Ray Martin, George Negus and Jana Wendt, rarely seen concert footage of Aussie icons Paul Hogan and Peter Allen at the height of their respective careers as well as Kylie Minogue's big Logie win. Relive the 90s with newly crowned Queens of Comedy - Kath and Kim and Rove McManus in classic Logie moments, whilst Ray Martin interviews some of the big names, including: Sir Donald Bradman, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.
An enthralling montage of Aussie nostalgia: from the entertainers, to the news makers, the comedy plus the pathos - five decades of achievements and anecdotes unravel before your very eyes.
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