Story examines television station UCV-12 attempting to produce a feature-film version of its television series "Manhunt", while an officious efficiency expert investigates the running of ... See full summary »
The series was set in the fictional Melbourne television station UCV-12. Its serials included cop show "Manhunt", medical drama "Mercy Flight", chat/entertainment vehicle "Big Night Out", historical drama "Gully Rider", children's series "Holliday Farm", and "Girl Talk", another chat show. See more »
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The characters and events depicted in this serial are fictitious!
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Should have been put in a box and buried in quicklime.
This appalling show was a response to the Sydney based "No 96", which was a series that in its early days broke some of the old taboos by introducing plot lines with homosexuals, racial discrimination etc but also lots of bare breasts from buxom young 'starlets', none of whom could act. However, that series descended into farce with evermore strained plots and unlikely characters. Hmm! I digress. The Box was typical 70s Australia, bad scripts, bad sets and bad acting. The constant props of pausing to light a cigarette, or pour drink or interruptions by the telephone (always prominently placed so you knew it was going to ring!)only exaggerated its amateurish production values.
Most episodes could guarantee a flash of the boobs from Judy Nunn or some other bit of fluff and thereby guarantee an audience of dirty old men and pubescent boys with onanistic tendencies.
It is interesting to read the bios of those involved and see how many disappeared without trace after this show. Watch it if you must but please remember that it should be regarded for its social history aspects only. If you want something with a dynamic plot and great list of characters, read the phone book.
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