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Remembering Richard Marsland

Today marks ten years since the death of radio personality Richard Marsland, aged just 32. Richard was an instrumental part of the Get This show. Tributes and memories are flooding in today as people remember Richard and the impact he had on their lives using the hashtag #ImRichard. Here are just a small selection of …

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“Mick and myself are knackered, and it’s time for this program to have a bit of a lie-down”

20 years ago today, Martin/Molloy announced they were going to have a ‘bit of a lie-down’.

“What happens when a joke goes down like a lead balloon?”

We dig into a feature shown on ABC’s TVTV from 1993 as The Late Show dive into their second season.

The Late Show obsession

Anyone who watched The Late Show in their youth — and particularly if you were aged around 14 to 17  — may remember how it was a major talking point at school on Monday mornings. Episodes were dissected, knowing looks were exchanged when you heard the year 12s singing Ouchy Wouchy Heart in the quadrangle, …

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Flashback: A bunch of D-Generates

Ill-conceived. Sloppy. Elitist. Unfunny. HA!

Flashback: From Very Silly to Serious

We dig into the archives of the group that is The D-Generation to see how it all started.

Panasonic barcodes: saving your Saturdays

Were you out of the house on the night of Saturday, October 3, 1992? (Why weren’t you home watching The Late Show!) Those with the latest Panasonic VCRs needn’t have worried. In the late 80s and early 90s, programming your VCR could prove to be quite a hassle, Panasonic claimed. That’s why it really pushed …

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Flashback: TV Hits Readers’ Poll, March 1994

Ah, the mid-90s. When penpals were still a thing, everyone under 20 knew who Colour Me Badd was and Bruce Samazan had not yet entered the world of real estate. Oh, and there was one other Australian ’90s phenomenon: The Late Show. Indeed, after two successful seasons, the ABC sketch comedy show had become so …

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Undiscovered Masterpieces of YouTube: Jane Kennedy on Saturday Morning Live

In 1988-1989, radio personalities Ian Rogerson and Jonathan Coleman hosted Saturday Morning Live – a programme on Channel 7 with games, quizzes, news and music. One of the segments was It’s Rockademic – a play on the quiz show It’s Academic – with questions based on popular music of the day. In this video, the D-Generation‘s Jane Kennedy (dressed up as her D-Gen Kylie …

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Rob Sitch is Red Faced (Tribute to Thunderbirds)

Since late 2014, Daryl Somers has been releasing full archive episodes of Hey Hey It’s Saturday on HeyHey.TV – accessible via a paid subscription. In an upcoming release, episodes from 1984 and 1985 will be available – including an episode of the early days of The D-Generation, before they were actually D-Generation. The Melbourne Uni Revue, to be more …

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