It was the show that changed the face of Australian television.
With its racy storylines, taboo themes and voyeuristic plots, a nation lost its virginity with this show…
Next week marks 40 years since Number 96 premiered on our screens.
To mark the occasion Pay TV interstitial The Playlist will interview Elaine Lee and Vince Martin tonight.
Host Andrew Mercado tells TV Tonight, “Vince Martin back in Australia after 16 years living in America, now a jazz musician, in the bomb episode he’s supposed to go down and get the cheese for dinner but Miles (Scott Lambert) offers to go down for him to the deli and BOOM he is blown out of the series. Vince reveals that he was one of the only cast members to know that he was surviving because he’d JUST been signed as the show’s new sex symbol while everybody else was on a razor’s edge wondering if they were going to go.”
There’s also a Q&A taking place in Sydney on Tuesday night with writer David Sale, Elaine Lee and Vivienne Garrett. Two episodes will be screened: a groundbreaking black and white episode along with a colour episode that revealed who the mad bomber was.
The Playlist 7:25pm Friday on Showcase.