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 precise – acting out a Thunderbirds parody, with Rob Sitch, Nick Bufalo and John Harrison.
Down the track, the concept was revisited on their own show on the ABC in 1986-87 on The D-Generation – and featured on the Best Bits Of The D-Generation releases.
And not to forget, the redubbing of Thunderbirds as Blunderbirds on the show Our Place.
And as a dovetail, in 1996, Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Jane Kennedy did a radio serial based on the Thunderbirds, called Implausible Rescue, which was played on the Today Radio Network.
If you have any more Implausible Rescue or Blunderbirds recordings, contact us email@example.com
Great callback to their FM Playhouse days there with “Implausible Rescue”.