The Graham Kennedy TV Collection [Region 4]
This ultimate collection of 9 discs showcases some of ‘Gra Gra’s’ crowning TV moments paying tribute to one of Australia’s all-time greats. From his ground-breaking work on GTV-9’s In Melbourne Tonight to The Graham Kennedy Show and Coast To Coast his achievements have been many and justly celebrated, to the tune of 5 Gold Logie Awards.
BEST OF GRAHAM KENNEDY: Hosted by respected Channel 9 personality Ray Martin, this program explores Graham Kennedy’s ever spontaneous jocularity in sketch comedy, with excerpts taken from IMT, Blankety Blanks, Coast to Coast, The Graham Kennedy Show and a rare in-depth interview with the man himself on his life and career.
THE GRAHAM KENNEDY SHOW: Featuring his very first live AO rated (adults only) transmission in Australia, which opened the floodgates to Graham’s unique blend of humour and controversial observations. In the wake of Graham’s infamous ‘Crow Call’incident, also included is the rarely seen and totally uncut 1975 episode of the ‘Criticism of Doug McClelland’. Supported by the likes of Bert Newton, Rosemary Margan and Pete Smith each episode is a tantalising peek into Australian television past.
COAST TO COAST: Included are eight selected episodes of Coast to Coast including: the first historic broadcast, Graham’s triumphant return to GTV Melbourne, Graham’s celebration of 31 years on the small screen with guest Bert Newton, a special broadcast of the 1988 VFL Grand Final show, Ken Sutcliffe’s last show as co-host, John Mangos’ first show and other amazing moments in Australian TV history.
BLANKETY BLANKS: In 1977, for 5 nights a week Australia tuned in and laughed out loud as Kennedy turned the game show format into a 30 minute tour de force of double entendres and inspired lunacy, pushing the envelope of good taste with regulars Ugly Dave Gray, Stuart Wagstaff, Noeline Brown, Carol Raye, Barry Creyton and Noel Ferrier.
Alan Catt, Randall Churchill
Bert Newton, Graham Kennedy, Ken Sutcliffe, Noeline Brown