Examines the day-to-day running of Melbourne television station UCV-12, the professional and personal lives of its staff, both in front of, and behind, the camera.




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Series cast summary:
Fred Betts Fred Betts ...  Sir Henry Usher 207 episodes, 1974-1976
Ken James Ken James ...  Tony Wild 207 episodes, 1974-1977
Barrie Barkla Barrie Barkla ...  Max Knight 206 episodes, 1974-1977
Judy Nunn Judy Nunn ...  Vicki Stafford 206 episodes, 1974-1977
Briony Behets ...  Judy Donovan 204 episodes, 1974-1975
Ken Snodgrass Ken Snodgrass ...  Jack O'Brien 201 episodes, 1974-1977
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ...  Jean Ford 197 episodes, 1974
Lois Ramsey ...  Mrs. Hopkins / ... 197 episodes, 1974-1977
George Mallaby George Mallaby ...  Paul Donovan 194 episodes, 1974-1975
Belinda Giblin Belinda Giblin ...  Kay Webster 193 episodes, 1974
Paul Karo Paul Karo ...  Lee Whiteman 193 episodes, 1974-1975
Peter Regan Peter Regan ...  Gary Burke 189 episodes, 1974-1976
Graeme Blundell ...  Don Cook 162 episodes, 1974
Kay McFeeter Kay McFeeter ...  Cathy Holliday 144 episodes, 1974
Vanessa Leigh Vanessa Leigh ...  Fanny Adams 111 episodes, 1974
Lynda Keane Lynda Keane ...  Barbie Gray / ... 102 episodes, 1974
Carol Passmore Carol Passmore ...  Chris Burke 86 episodes, 1974


Examines the day-to-day running of Melbourne television station UCV-12, the professional and personal lives of its staff, both in front of, and behind, the camera. Written by Anonymous

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11 February 1974 (Australia) See more »

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(335 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


Title Card: [first title card] 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.
9 January 2008 | by sartyflartbastSee all my reviews

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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