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

Journal Article


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’.

Authors


  •   Bye, Susan (external author)
  •   Collins, F (external author)
  •   Turnbull, Sue

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


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

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1845

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 131

End Page


  • 152

Volume


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

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’.

Authors


  •   Bye, Susan (external author)
  •   Collins, F (external author)
  •   Turnbull, Sue

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


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

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1845

Number Of Pages


  • 21

Start Page


  • 131

End Page


  • 152

Volume


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Australia