WHAT IS TV EYE MAGAZINE?
TV Eye first appeared in September
1993, filling a large void in Australian television nostalgia, and contained articles,
interviews and episode guides about the first twenty years of Aussie television
drama. The only prior reference work of any note on the subject was a book by a
certain Albert Moran, which unfortunately contained trainloads of errors.
TV Eye was a non-profit, volunteer
effort and spanned 15 quarterly issues. Produced whenever other commitments
permitted, time and financial constraints eventually reached the point where TV Eye
in its printed format was no longer viable. Production ceased in
favour of establishing this web site. Apart from the much wider audience potential, a web site
also allows a significantly higher technical standard and provision
for regular updates.
CAN YOU GET COPIES OF THE
SHOWS FOR ME?
No I cannot, and I
don't know where you can, apart from official DVD releases. There is only one possible exception - there
are fans out there who have some stuff in their private collections,
which they may make available to trade if you have something juicy to
offer them in return, but they will not sell or give away stuff. So if
you have an old recording of something, let me know and I will ask
around. Otherwise, forget it.
WHY DON'T YOU PUBLISH A BOOK?
Maybe one day I will. However, all research
is not yet complete, so it will still be quite sometime, if ever, before a book is published. In the
meantime, available information will be posted on this web site, which
can reach a much wider audience than a printed book.
WILL YOU BE PROVIDING ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES?
that originally appeared in TV Eye are featured, however the purpose of this site is to cover
actual programs, not individual acting careers. There are a number of books and web
sites that cater for star-struck fans, and there is no need for the information to be
THERE ARE SOME SERIES
THAT YOU HAVE NOT COVERED. WHY NOT?
There are a small number of series
(self-contained episodes) that obviously fit the parameters of this
site and should
be included, but they have not been. This is simply
because I have not been able to find out enough about them.
WHY AREN'T YOU COVERING MINI-SERIES, SERIALS
AND SOAP OPERAS?
Mainly because the work
load would be too great and I need to draw the line somewhere.
WHY DON'T YOU JAZZ UP
YOUR PAGES WITH VISUAL EFFECTS?
Maybe it will happen one day.
Readers who want information are generally unappreciative of their
bandwidth being consumed by 'bells and whistles'.
At this point in time
I prefer to place the emphasis on content rather than appearance.
WILL YOU POST THEME TUNES
OR VIDEO CLIPS ON THE SITE?
I have no plans to do so, due to copyright
problems and bandwidth limitations.
HAVE THE DIVISION 4,
MATLOCK POLICE EPISODES RECENTLY PLAYED ON WIN-TV AND/OR RELEASED ON
DVD BEEN EDITED?
Yes, but not to any significant extent.
There has been the very occasional scene or line of dialogue trimmed, but usually the only editing
has been the removal of the commercial
integrations, and (on WIN-TV) sometimes replacing the original
network logo on the end credits.
WHY DIDN'T WIN-TV PLAY
DIVISION 4 EPS. 102A AND 242 AND MATLOCK POLICE EP. 194?
I don't know why Division 4
ep 242 wasn't played, but it seems quite probable that
Division 4 ep 102A and Matlock Police ep 194
no longer exist.