Monday, 9 May 2016

With a little understanding you can find the perfect blend

Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue a long, long time ago

In the '70s every popular TV show appeared to be a "Quinn Martin Production". At the beginning of the '80s, it was Aaron Spelling. And then... suddenly, Britain was swamped by Aussies! Every other television programme (or so it seemed) was a "Reg Grundy Production" - The Young Doctors, Prisoner Cell Block H, Sons and Daughters, Neighbours [the show that launched Our Princess Kylie on the world]; you could hardly change a channel without finding his name in the credits.

Here, appropriately enough on this Tacky Music Monday, are the themes to just two of them. Classics, both, you will agree...

Dame Edna Everage - Neighbours theme:

Lynne Hamilton - Theme from Prisoner Cell Block H ("On The Inside"):

RIP Reginald Roy "Reg" Grundy, AC, OBE (4th August 1923 – 6th May 2016)


  1. I feared for that enthusiastic audience in the Dame Edna clip - all those nylon blouses and polyester jumpers (and was one lady wearing a batwing? She must have been early for the 80s revival) could have sparked up enough static electricity to power the National Grid!

    1. The Danes have never been known as style trend-setters. Jx


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