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    Prisoner: Cell Block H

    Prisoner: Cell Block H

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    Network Ten (ended 1986)
    Prisoner (Prisoner: Cell Block H in the United Kingdom) is a long running Australian soap about the inmates at the fictional women's prison Wentworth Detention Centre. The show ran from 1979 to 1986, with 692 episodes being made in total.moreless
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    Blankety Blanks

    Blankety Blanks

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    Network Ten (ended 1980)
    This is the Australian version of the US game show Match Game 73. The game has two contestants and six celebrity panelists, and was hosted by Graham Kennedy. The game is basically a fill in the blank game with the celebrities providing what they think is the answer and the contestant could choose one of the celebrities asked answer or make their own up.moreless
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    Matlock Police

    Matlock Police

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    Network Ten (ended 1976)
    Welcome to the Matlock Police guide at TV.com. Matlock Police was the third of the Crawford police series to go to air, and is probably the most fondly remembered. Set in a large country town some 100 miles from Melbourne, Matlock Police depicted the day-to-day work of country police, acheiving a distinctly Australian flavour in the process. While these days regarded by many as merely a pre-cursor to Blue Heelers, Matlock Police not only established the country policing format very successfully, it was notably more country-based than is Blue Heelers, which relies heavily on suburban-type crimes. Notable for being the struggling O-10 Network's first successful drama series, the program also launched the acting career of Paul Cronin, whose character of motorbike cop Senior Constable Gary Hogan was popular enough to get its own spin-off series - Solo One - in 1976. Contrary to all published reports, it was Matlock Police - not Number 96 - which was the first Australian drama program to feature full-frontal nudity, in the form of a brief "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" skinny-dipping sequence in the first episode.moreless
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    Number 96

    Number 96

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    Network Ten (ended 1977)
    Number 96 offered many an actor a start to their careers. Number 96 was considered controversial and resulted in many television firsts - including the first openly gay regular character on a tv sitcom. Long running shows like Number 96, Bell Bird, A Country Practice, The Bill, Grange Hill etc. that have many guest stars and regulars are recalled by viewers when they see a former cast member in a new production. In 1974,Number 96 the movie was released. After 1218 episodes the series finished up in 1977. America's NBC network produced their own series in the 80's but the appeal was not the same.moreless
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    The Lost Islands

    The Lost Islands

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    Network Ten (ended 1976)
    In the Pacific Ocean, a group of 5 school children on a trip find themselves separated from the others and eventually trapped on an island and their boat wrecked. The children find that the Island is inhabited, but the people don't live the way of 20th Century people, rather they live to the ways, means and customs of people from the 18th Century. The children find that the people are descended from a group of convicts that were sailing from Portsmouth to New Holland (Australia) 200 years ago. They have been completely shut off from the outside world ever since due to the remote location, the reef and magnetic band that surrounds the islands making them inaccessible for large ships. They are still dressing and living like their ancestors and know nothing of modern technology. They are ruled by one man the Q who they believe was on the original ship and claims to have discovered the secret of eternal life in a blue seaweed that grows on the neighboring island of Malo. Countries represented: Mark was from England Su Ying was from China David was from America Tony was from Australia Anna was from Germany Also Known As: L'île perdue (France) Theme Song: There once was a wealthy man who had a wonderful idea To bring children from all places with all kinds of faces Together into a sailing ship There were 40 boys and girls They would sail the ship around the globe So they called it The United World The ship was just three weeks from shore When a hurricane poured down The waves were big as mountains They felt they would surely drown They jumped into the lifeboats And rowed away from the wreck They didn't count them, they hadn't time Five children were left behind The children fought the storm all night then finally fell asleep They didn't realize the ship had blown across the reef Into the Lost Islands Hiding in the bushes was a watchful pair of eyes And living in the valley were people lost in time Ruled over by a tyrant whose face was in a mask The children must defeat him so they can escape at last From the lost islands The lost islands So Tony, Mark and David, Anna and Su Ying Are left there on the island Who knows what could begin? Adventure lies before them Danger lies behind And as they go on searching What new troubles... will they find?moreless
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    Chopper Squad

    Chopper Squad

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    Network Ten (ended 1979)
    This classic Australian series is based around an emergency team and their chopper stationed on the piers of Sydney. The team has to deal with accidents on water and on land - especially with the regular bush fires around the city.

    Broadcasting notes: The show was pulled of before the first season really ended, but was put back on air, where the rest of season one aired, before they aired season two.moreless
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    Young Talent Time

    Young Talent Time

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    Network Ten
    Welcome to the Young Talent Time guide at TV.com. The show had 40 team members from 1971 -1988. Some team members joined as a result of appearing on its talent quest component. The success of Australia's young Talent Time inspired US Producers who had seen the show to produce a 13 episode New Generation, an American based show, produced in Australia starring certain Talent Time Team Members with a New US Host-Michael Young. I was screened twice weekly in the US. Europe and Canada. The producers were aiming for an older show. New Generation bought back ex team members Beven Addinsall, Danielle Minogue, Lorena Novoa, and included Vince Del Tito, Natalie Miller and new team members 16 year old Keith Wiliams from America. Segments of the show were also shown during Young Talent Time.moreless
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    The Box

    The Box

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    Network Ten (ended 1977)
    Welcome to The Box guide at TV.com. The Box was the O-10 Network's second "sex and sin" serial, following in the wake of Number 96. However, this serial differed from 96 in that the storylines followed both the private and professional lives of the characters, thereby giving it a greater narrative depth. The premise itself was simple: the lives and loves of the staff of a struggling Melbourne television station, UCV-12. The Box had a nice range of characters, including personable program manager Paul Donovan, cunning bisexual TV journalist Vicki Stafford, flamboyant homosexual director Lee Whiteman, gossiping tea-lady Mrs. Hopkins, crusty station owner Sir Henry Usher, devious Tonight show host Gary Burke, and the hapless Tony Wild, the charismatic hero of the station's cop show "Manhunt", who turned into a bumbling fool once the cameras stopped rolling. Boasting a fine ensemble cast, The Box was a hit from the first episode, and - along with Number 96 and Matlock Police - helped rescue the beleagured O-10 Network from oblivion. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.moreless
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    The Restless Years

    The Restless Years

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    Network Ten (ended 1981)
    Australian soap opera
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    The Mike Walsh Show

    The Mike Walsh Show

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    Network Ten (ended 1984)
    Australian variety show