Title

Aunty Jack, Norman Gunston and ABC television comedy in the 1970s

RIS ID

37487

Publication Details

Bye, S., Collins, F. & Turnbull, S. 2007, 'Aunty Jack, Norman Gunston and ABC television comedy in the 1970s', Australian Cultural History, vol. 26, pp. 131-152.

Abstract

In July 1970 TV Times columnist F C Kennedy described a television landscape in which locally produced programming was in the doldrums. He reminded readers that Australian television production was no longer in its infancy and deserved none of the excuses which had propped it up since its inception. Kennedy argued that the same talentless lot that got in at the beginning were still turning up like a pile of bad pennies:‘In the early days of TV anybody remotely connected with show business got his chance to become a TV star. Unfortunately, some of those who entered TV under these easy conditions are still in’.

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