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.
ARE ANY OF THESE SHOWS
BEING SCREENED OR RELEASED ON DVD?
Some are. In the last
several years WIN-TV
Division 4 and Homicide in an early morning timeslot; Young Ramsay
and Riptide have been played by Seven; and Spyforce
and Skippy still turn up
spasmodically on Nine at weird times in the middle of the night.
releases are gaining momentum, with both Homicide and
Division 4 being in on-going release as 26-episode volumes. The
complete series of Spyforce, Skippy and Whiplash are
also available, and several years ago some episodes were released of The Adventures Of Long John Silver.
mini-series from the era that have been released so far include Seven Little Australians,
My Brother Jack,
Luke's Kingdom and Power Without Glory. The Lost
Islands has been released on DVD in France under the tile Lile
Perdue. Slightly later stuff, just outside the
time-frame covered by this website, such as Against The Wind,
Father Dear Father In Australia, Doctor Down Under, The Last Outlaw and
Ride On Stranger have also been released on DVD. There is an
abundance of more recent stuff from the 90s and 00s available.
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 repositioning of
the commercial breaks (on WIN-TV), removing the commercial
integrations (on DVD), and 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, but the most likely
reasons are perhaps that they no longer exist in their entirety; or they have significant tape
damage to render them technically unsuitable for broadcast; or they
were simply overlooked.