The Sullivans reunion

By David Knox on April 1, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 22

Another TV reunion? But who’s complaining?

Tonight cast members from The Sullivans will appear on Today Tonight.

Lorraine Bayly, Reg Gorman (both pictured) and Paul Cronin were recently seen at Nine’s GTV studio farewell.

Crew members will also talk about the classic show.

It airs at 6:30pm Friday on Seven.

UPDATE: Today Tonight is believed to have an interview with Norman Yemm tonight while A Current Affair has Lorraine Bayly, Paul Cronin and more cast members coming up in it’s Sunday night edition.


  1. David Knox November 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm -

    I did see a TV ad for the entire series, I think about $60. It was an advertorial during a morning show, so maybe sold exclusively via phone sales. I was thinking of buying it for my parents too!

  2. Chris Young November 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm -

    Can you buy The Sullivans TV Series on DVD, my parents would love it for Christmas?

  3. Belinda April 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm -

    Thanks David. I would have missed both if not for your article. I am one of their younger viewers who managed to watch the whole series on NBN from 1997. There is no better Australian serial and I wish someone would repeat it.

  4. Sue April 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm -

    Loved catching the cast members of The Sullivans on ACA. If only we could get the series on DVD here in Aust, that would be fantastic & I’m sure would prove to be popular sellers. How about telling us what the other cast members are doing now & what they’ve been up to since the end of the series, Great work.

  5. Leslie April 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm -

    Of all the shows as a kid which the family could sit down to watch together.
    I missed the chance to watch as babysitting that night (was really looking forward to the telecast).
    It would be one of the greats to watch as a rerun?
    Looking forward to the show on tonight.

  6. David Dyer April 3, 2011 at 1:00 am -

    Speaking of TV, while it’s nice to see casts of classic Aussie TV reunite on ‘tabloid’ current affairs like ACA/TT, one question still nags me or two:

    1. Will the cast of “Mission Top Secret’ have a reunion?
    2. And will Mission Top Secret get to be on DVD (but on the Fremantle Media label instead of Grundy)? Remember, this network 10 iconic thriller was made before Reg Grundy sold his company.

  7. stevieg April 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm -

    Well I totally missed this, having been out all Friday, my number one All time favorite show, i will have to catch the Sunday ACA.

  8. DAN April 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm -

    yes i thought i had seen that interview with Andrew before and it was great to see Jock and Norman yemm and Norman has hardly aged at all since the end of the sullivans i hope that Susanne Hannaford is on the ACA story on sunday

  9. David Knox April 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm -

    It was interesting to hear Jock Blair and Norman Yemm but the other interviews were from years ago. If you are a Sullivans fan I would be looking towards ACA on Sunday.

  10. DAN April 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm -

    watched the TT story on the sullivans tonight and loved it a special thanks must go to David Knox if it wasnt for you David i would have missed the story

  11. franz chong April 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm -

    Nine should show the Sullivans from the beginning all over again and it could make for a cost free or cheaper alternative to more 2.5 men.

  12. David @ Green Point April 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm -

    So if eps of The Sullivans is available on DVD in the UK (@ 6 or 7 eps with Mel Gibson), and 7 seasons of “Flying Doctors”, why on earth hasn’t Bruce Gordon (WIN-TV head honcho & also owner of the Crawford Productions TV library) put them out on DVD here in Oz??????

  13. Mike.S April 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm -

    Great to see another reunion coming up,Amazon UK is selling some eps of The Sullivans on dvds.

  14. David Knox April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm -

    Henderson Kids reunion last weekend was a bonafide reunion with 150 people. Most of the other ones are 6:30 shows interviewing a few stars, but it’s nice to see them all the same.

  15. Bananafish April 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm -

    I was the only one to mention The Sullivans in that other reunion speculation story. The Henderson Kids yeah right – it was The Sullivans all along. My own greatness sometimes surprises myself!

  16. David @ Green Point April 1, 2011 at 11:30 am -

    Q: What’s black and hangs from the top of Big Ben?

    A: Grace Sullivan’s shoe …

  17. Lucy April 1, 2011 at 11:07 am -

    Dave says ” Damm these network wars Grace! ”
    Grace says ” It can only be good for the viewer Dave? “

  18. Andrew April 1, 2011 at 11:05 am -

    @tardis3: ACA recently had a segment on A Country Practice which was a Channel 7 (and 10) program, plus they also featured Prisoner (Ten) and Young Talent Time (Ten). But I wonder if TT will mention the fact that the Seven Network was originally offered The Sullivans and they knocked it back. The show went to Channel 9 instead and became an international hit.

  19. Andrew April 1, 2011 at 10:21 am -

    I like the idea of all these reunions but now they are just fodder for the TT v ACA battle.

    Oh well, their list of classic TV shows to revisit will soon be exhausted and then they will be fighting over cast reunions for Arcade, Holiday Island and Taurus Rising!!

  20. David @ Green Point April 1, 2011 at 8:50 am -

    Reg Gorman, eh?

    Gotta be showing how many rings around my tree when I can still remember Reg as Constable Tizzy in the (Sydney) 9 afternoon show “Desmond and the Channel 9-pins”.

    That’s Desmond Tester, of course.

    Constable Clot was played by Rod Hull (later of Emu fame), while Tester played a crook – Slippery Sam..

    This highly enjoyable segment (c’mon, I would have been 8-9 years old!) was called “Kaper Kops”.

    Anyone else remember?

  21. Billy April 1, 2011 at 7:45 am -

    thats nice they reunited. but if there’s no dvd coming out or a rerun coming to TV than big deal !

  22. tardis3 April 1, 2011 at 7:26 am -

    a Sullivans reunion on channel 7?

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