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Ivan Hutchinson (1928–1995)

Australia's 'Mr. Movies' - renowned film critic, TV host and music arranger/pianist whose career spanned four decades. He described himself as the "definitive, reluctant TV star". Ivan Joseph Hutchinson was born in Melbourne on February 11 1928. His father was an Anzac who had been wounded in World War I and continued in the Army until his ... See full bio »

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Penthouse Club
Penthouse Club Music Department
Sunnyside Up
Sunnyside Up Music Department
New Wave
New Wave Music Department
Hercules Returns
Hercules Returns Himself / Film Critic


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 1975 The Great MacArthy (music arranger - uncredited)
 1970-1975 Penthouse Club (TV Series) (music arranger - 18 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 January 1975 (1975) ... (music arranger - 1970-1978)
- Episode dated 14 December 1974 (1974) ... (music arranger - 1970-1978)
- Episode dated 16 November 1974 (1974) ... (music arranger - 1970-1978)
- Episode dated 9 December 1972 (1972) ... (music arranger - 1970-1978)
- Episode dated 18 November 1972 (1972) ... (music arranger - 1970-1978)
 1974 New Wave (TV Series) (music arranger)
 1957 Sunnyside Up (TV Series) (musician - 1960-1966)
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 2003 Bad Eggs (dedicated to the memory of)
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 1994 Breaking News (TV Series)
- Add Sex and Stir (1994) ... Himself
 1993 The Making of Nothing (TV Movie)
 1993 Hercules Returns
Himself / Film Critic
 1990 A Date with Destiny (Short)
 1990 Read Any Good Films Lately? (Video documentary short)
 1989 Fast Forward (TV Series)
- Episode #1.21 (1989) ... Himself (uncredited)
- Episode #1.19 (1989) ... Himself (uncredited)
- Episode #1.11 (1989) ... Himself (uncredited)
- Episode #1.9 (1989) ... Himself (uncredited)
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1986 Punchlines (TV Movie)
 1976 Night Moves (TV Series)
Himself - Film Reviewer (1977-1984)
 1971 Two on the Aisle (TV Series)
Himself - Host
 1970 The Mike Walsh Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 5 March 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1965 Time for Terry (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Book: "Ivan Hutchinson's Movies on TV and Video" - Author Ivan Hutchinson, Editor Maggie Pinkney, Publisher Five Mile Press Pty. Limited, Melbourne. ISBN 0867884363, 350 pages. See more »

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The 'Ivan Hutchinson Memorial Lecture' (later known as "Ivan Hutchinson's Melbourne") was a regular event at the Melbourne International Film Festival from 1996 - 2006. Guest lecturers included journalist Jim Murphy who hosted with Ivan the groundbreaking movie review program "Two On The Aisle" (1971-1974), on HSV Channel 7. See more »



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