The Show That Stole Australia's Virginity

The Show That Stole Australia's Virginity
"We were known as the sex and sin show," says David Sale, creator of the successful seventies Australian soap, Number 96. "We were accused of being gratuitous in the choice of some of the material, but in fact we were approached and requested to introduce controversial storylines."   Celebrating the show's 40th anniversary, Umbrella has released the third collection of Number 96 episodes. The four disc set collates 32 Number 96 episodes, including the only black and white episodes to have survived.   Attempting to find a competitor for British soap opera Coronation Street, Channel 10 aired the first episode of Number 96 in March of 1972.
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