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Photo from The Curiosity Show.  The programme  introduced  children to science, using do-it-yourself experiments with household items like matchsticks, rubber bands and cardboard.

“Well, I’m Glad You Asked”

Remember coming home from school to watch The Curiosity Show on Channel 9? Well, I’m glad you asked! The Curiosity Show was an educational children’s TV programme made here in Adelaide and produced from 1972 to 1990. It was hosted by zoologist Rob Morrison and scientist Deane Hutton and the formula was simple; introduce children to science, […]

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Photo from Channel 9.  A publicity shot of Bobo, played by Hal Turner

Bobo the Clown

Bobo, played by Hal Turner, was a children’s character who first appeared on Channel 9 and grew to be such a popular character, that in the early 60s he was hired by new rival TV station SAS 10 and had the honour of hosting that channel’s first programme. Rex Heading, writing in the excellent book, […]

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Photo from Channel 9. Anne really got the town talking one hot night when she did the weather in her bikini.

Anne Wills. An Adelaide TV Legend.

The name Anne Wills is synonymous with Adelaide television. She began her career on ‘the box’ in 1965, just a few years after television started in Adelaide and has been either on our TV screens or some other media entertaining us for more than 40 years. Legend has it that it’s a career that might never […]

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John Vincent during his SAFM days.

John Vincent. A True Radio Legend

Recently on Adelaide Remember When Facebook page, friend and former radio colleague Andrew Heslop shared some memories of the late John Vincent, radio star and a true legend in the industry. “Who remembers Vinnie’s Magical Misery Tours’?  wrote Andrew. “These were a big part of the SAFM Morning Zoo’s success as John Vincent led a […]

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Don Dunstan; our most colourful polly!

South Australia’s most colorful pollie ever has to be Don Dunstan. Colorful, yes, (in more ways than one), controversial, clever, and even entertaining, he was twice Premier of South Australia between June 1967 and April 1968, and again between June 1970 and February 1979. Whether it was turning up in Parliament in pink shorts, sacking police commissioners, […]

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