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A blast from the Capital 7 past.

By johnboy 25 January 2009 60

YouTube throws up strange things. Few as strange as this gem from 1982 posted by “keepemhonest08”.

It comes with the following note:

    Capital 7 Canberra, a montage with many employees caught doing what they do best – not much!

For younger readers and newer Canberrans, back in the day there was only one commercial channel in Canberra. It called itself “Capital 7” but cherry picked the best content from all the networks. It worked surprisingly well for the viewers with a steady stream of content instead of all the good stuff running at the same time.

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johnboy 4:47 pm 26 Jan 09

OK folks.. now’s a good time to get back on topic.

anon1972 4:44 pm 26 Jan 09

Quote: “Graeme Garden was gay in real life and played a straight man on The Goodies, wheras Tim Brooke Taylor was straight in real life and played a gay role in the show. Bill Oddie is of course straight in both real life and on the show.”

Ummm…Greame Garden is married with two children…..

johnboy 4:44 pm 26 Jan 09

There’s a new thread for this.

BerraBoy68 4:42 pm 26 Jan 09

Thanks Ozhair. What the hell was going on with the rally car going sideways and taking out the coppers logs near the Carillon?

Ozhair 3:55 pm 26 Jan 09

Okay, That didn’t work, so just go here instead:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=haHgLHMIZCU

Ozhair 3:53 pm 26 Jan 09

Okay, let’s see if this works…
The 1996 WIN Canberra Goof Tape 🙂

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 2:04 pm 26 Jan 09

sepi said :

the all night Elvis movies were a bit of fun too.

Movies in general have disappeared from TV.

Sun day arvo used to be old movies – now we get Cricket on two channels, bike riding on the other two and soccer on the last one.

Not to mention Grandstand – seven hours of AFL from 11AM – 6PM Saturday (the live game fr Melb and also replays of local games). Then there was Rock Till Dawn, music videos from late Friday night to Saturday morning (1985 & ’86 if I remember correctly).

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 1:05 pm 26 Jan 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Thumper said :

Ahhh, the Goodies. That was on late on Friday nights on the ABC if I remember correctly.

Oh, and I lurve the Goodies.. “Goodie, Goodie yum, yum” but was a bit disturbed when Graeme Garden (the one with the specs) did one of the first documentaries on AIDS in the early 80’s. It was pretty graphic but I still couldn’t take it seriously with him leading it.

Graeme Garden was gay in real life and played a straight man on The Goodies, wheras Tim Brooke Taylor was straight in real life and played a gay role in the show. Bill Oddie is of course straight in both real life and on the show.

sepi 1:01 pm 26 Jan 09

the all night Elvis movies were a bit of fun too.

Movies in general have disappeared from TV.

Sun day arvo used to be old movies – now we get Cricket on two channels, bike riding on the other two and soccer on the last one.

BerraBoy68 12:55 pm 26 Jan 09

Ozhair said :

Hmmm, just managed to dig up my copy of the ’96 WIN TV Goof Tape. Anyone interested if I Youtube it? 😉

Yep, yep and yep!

Ozhair 11:52 am 26 Jan 09

Hmmm, just managed to dig up my copy of the ’96 WIN TV Goof Tape. Anyone interested if I Youtube it? 😉

farnarkler 11:30 am 26 Jan 09

You know something CTC 7 used to do that doesn’t happen anymore is the all night horror movie marathons. They used to be really good back in the early 80s.

I-filed 11:30 am 26 Jan 09

heinous said :

Anyone remember Karen Barlen? 🙂

Who could forget Karen. If you want to see her again check this out: http://video.aol.com/category/ctc7

When I was a kid, I entered a drawing competition she was running. It was to see who could draw Alexander Bunyip (Micheal Salmon’s mythical creation), I won and I will never forget then she read my name out and showed my drawing on TV.

Michael Salmon! Last I heard of Michael, he was communicating with a 15-year-old Youth Theatre member who lived in the suburb of Griffith. Her parents – once they found out – sent her to boarding school as a precaution … they should have billed him!

Thumper 11:10 am 26 Jan 09

On eBay from memory. It’s about eight DVDs plaus an extra LWT DVDrecorded after they left the BBC.

And yes, I saw them in Sydney and laughed so hard I nearly had a heart attack.

Ozhair 9:58 am 26 Jan 09

Thumper, where did you get the complete Goodies collection??? I was under the impression that we were only ever going to get the paultry few episodes that were released a couple of years back.

Did anyone else catch the Goodies Live show at the Canberra Theatre a few years ago?

And as for the quality of the vid that kicked off this post, it was obviously part of an end-of-year goof tape, cobbled together on weekends and spare time. I contributed to a lot of ’em in my Prime and WIN days. Quality was not the aim. Something your fellow employess could laugh at after a skinful at the Christmas Party was 😉

farnarkler 9:52 am 26 Jan 09

I just found the full Banana Splits episodes on DVD. Didn’t know it was availabe. I remember Shazam too on CTC 7 but can’t remember which show it was part of. I used to love staying at my grandparents place in Melbourne as they had really great cartoons on Saturday mornings.

Thumper 9:44 am 26 Jan 09

I bought the complete Goodies on DVD, 70 odd episodes I think. I still laugh my guts out watching it 😉

Maybe it was in England when I first saw it late at night because my dad used to let me stay up and it was a battle to stay awake…

Roadrage77 9:38 am 26 Jan 09

Add Goodies to the list of shows that are nowhere near as good as we remember them being.

BerraBoy68 9:36 am 26 Jan 09

Thumper said :

Ahhh, the Goodies. That was on late on Friday nights on the ABC if I remember correctly.

And speaking of the video, which I wasn’t, wtf is that big green cookie monster thing?

Hate to say this (it’s so un-PC, I’m sorry) but I was more disturbed by the growth in the singer’s chin. The quote from John Candy to the Headmistress in ‘Uncle Buck’ kept coming to mind – “Here’s a nickle, go get a giant rat to gnaw that thing off your face”

Oh, and I lurve the Goodies.. “Goodie, Goodie yum, yum” but was a bit disturbed when Graeme Garden (the one with the specs) did one of the first documentaries on AIDS in the early 80’s. It was pretty graphic but I still couldn’t take it seriously with him leading it.

farnarkler 9:34 am 26 Jan 09

No no Thumper, the Goodies was on each weeknight at 5 followed by Dr Who at 5:30. I used to watch them religiously. We had a couple of ex CTC 7 people at school. Leonie Powrie who was a weather girl came to teach and we had the bloke who used to play the clown at ‘bedtime’ gave us a few drama lessons.

Anyone remember a show called ‘The lost islands’ from the mid 70’s? I think it was filmed at Old Sydney town and was about a group of kids shipwrecked on an island populated by people from the 18th century. The woman who played Morag in Home and Away was one of the stars.

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