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In Praise of Men in Frocks: Vale Brian Crossley – Mrs Flower Potts from Adventure Island

Sad news that Brian Crossley — the actor who brought Flower Potts to such vivid life in the 1960s childrens’ classic television series Adventure Island — died at his home on the weekend, aged 85. Flower Potts was special because … Continue reading

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Vale: The Magic Man, Godfrey Philipp (1936-2011), beloved producer-director of Adventure Island, Magic Circle Club, and much more

I have just heard the sad news that, Godfrey Philipp, co-creator of the award-winning and beloved children’s TV series Adventure Island (1967-1972) and the Magic Circle Club (1965-7), and one of Australia’s most brilliant and pioneering television producers from the 60s and … Continue reading

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Loving Lucy: Vale Madelyn Pugh Davis – a great comedy writer

In memory of Madelyn Pugh Davis (March 15, 1921 – April 20, 2011), who died this week. In the days when women were encouraged to stay home and focus on cooking, shopping and children, she was the co-writer — with … Continue reading

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