Paper Giants, Howzat!, Puberty Blues.… 70s nostalgia is in right now, due largely to producer John Edwards who is across all three, with co-producers Mimi Butler and Imogen Banks.
We’ve had The King showing us Graham Kennedy, and Prisoner is already inspiring a Foxtel reimagining.
So if the audience can’t get enough of the 1970s, there’s a whole lot more that could be mined yet.
Here are my ideas for some more subjects that could go behind the scenes with gaudy fashion and a 70s soundtrack.
In no particular order:
Kerry Packer running Nine . Let’s see a sequel managing his stable of stars not just the cricket, please?
Norman Gunston. A tale on the little Aussie bleeder and what lengths Garry McDonald went to with a rascal character, years ahead of his time. Could also incorporate The Aunty Jack Show.
Number 96. Seriously, this is screaming for a tell-all drama about how it awoke us to sexual TV. It was a world first. Who would play Abigail?
The Paul Hogan Show. Hogan and Strop already cast? Begins with Hoges as a contestant on New Faces.
Countdown. The ABC studios still stand where this landmark show was born. Tell us about how it revolutionised music TV and drew a generation to the small screen at 6:00 every Sunday. It put Aussie bands on the map and a guru into our hearts.
60 Minutes. It may have been a US format but how did three men open our eyes to international hot-spots with little more than a camera and a passport? Take it up to when Jana Wendt joined the show and broke through the male bastion.