Number 96 (1972–1977)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 249 titles
created 23 Mar 2011
 
a list of 843 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Number 96" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Number 96 (1972–1977)

Number 96 (1972–1977) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Number 96.

Season:

1

Year:

1977 | 1975 | 1974 | 1972
5 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Underbelly (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of of real life Ausralian underworld figures as told from both sides of the... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Craig, Marcus Shultz, Paul Tassone
Dragon Flies (1975)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm
Stars: Jason Williams, Suzanne Fields, Joseph Hudgins
Road Games (1981)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
Number 96 (1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Further adventures of the Number 96 (1972) crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at the hands of a group of bikies Vera Collins recovers at the home of socialite friend ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Benardos
Stars: Johnny Lockwood, Philippa Baker, Gordon McDougall
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Graeme Blundell, Abigail, Lynette Curran
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: John D. Lamond
Stars: Gina Allen, Count Copernicus, Hayes Gordon
Tangle (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A story of two generations of two families colliding, connecting, sometimes at cross purposes as they navigate their way around the maze of love, sex, money and politics.

Stars: Justine Clarke, Catherine McClements, Joel Tobeck
Alvin Purple (TV Series 1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Graeme Blundell, Chris Haywood, Dawn Lake
Carlotta (TV Movie 2014)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Samantha Lang
Stars: Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Eamon Farren
Nathan Barley (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.

Stars: Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Pat McDonald ...
 Dorrie Evans (39 episodes, 1972-1977)
Elaine Lee ...
 Vera Collins / ... (39 episodes, 1972-1975)
Ron Shand ...
 Herbert Evans / ... (37 episodes, 1972-1975)
Joe Hasham ...
 Don Finlayson (36 episodes, 1972-1977)
James Elliott ...
 Alf Sutcliffe (36 episodes, 1972-1975)
Elisabeth Kirkby ...
 Lucy Sutcliffe / ... (36 episodes, 1972-1975)
Mike Dorsey ...
 Reg McDonald / ... (28 episodes, 1974-1977)
Wendy Blacklock ...
 Edie McDonald / ... (28 episodes, 1974-1977)
Johnny Lockwood ...
 Aldo Godolfus (27 episodes, 1972-1975)
Bunney Brooke ...
 Flo Patterson (26 episodes, 1974-1977)
...
 Dudley Butterfield / ... (25 episodes, 1972-1977)
Bettina Welch ...
 Maggie Cameron (25 episodes, 1972-1975)
Sheila Kennelly ...
 Norma Whittaker (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jeff Kevin ...
 Arnold Feather / ... (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
Pamela Gibbons ...
 Grace 'Prim' Primrose (22 episodes, 1975)
Vivienne Garrett ...
 Rose Godolfus / ... (20 episodes, 1972-1975)
Margaret Laurence ...
 Liz Chalmers / ... (20 episodes, 1975)
Vince Martin ...
 David Palmer (18 episodes, 1975)
Anya Saleky ...
 Jaja Gibson (17 episodes, 1975)
Edit

Storyline

Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The building's ground floor delicatessen run by Hungarian Jew Aldo Godolfus and the nearby laundrette provided central meeting places for characters. Original residents included busty blonde virgin Bev Houghton who fell in love with her neighbour, homosexual lawyer Don Finlayson. Don's flatmate lover was Bruce Taylor, a photographer who was secretly being kept financially by his employer, the bitchy and sardonic Maggie Cameron. Friendly Vera Collins read tarot cards for a living; her husband had deserted her and she would be perpetually unlucky in love. In flat 8 lived immigrants from Lancashire, whining Alf Sutcliffe and his salt of the earth wife Lucy, who worked in the laundrette. Interfering, malaproping gossip Dorrie Evans was the building's self-appointed "conserge"; her husband was the more ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | lover | apartment | australia | bomb | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1972 (Australia)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1218 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The end titles featured a shot of the exterior of the apartment block that represented Number 96 in the show. The camera zooms in for a close-up of the front window of one apartment, pauses, then and pans to each apartment in turn, with the actors credits appearing over the window of the apartment in which their character resides. When characters left the series and an apartment was left vacant at the end of an episode, question marks would appear for that apartment in the credit sequence. When this occurred Channel Ten would be swamped by calls from fans asking to move in to the vacated apartment. See more »

Goofs

Occasionally the credits would appear in the wrong sequence, placing characters in the wrong flat. See more »

Connections

Version of Number 96 (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Will seem dated but a good escape-forerunner of Soap
29 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In the 70's there were some good Australian TV soaps made that reflected a changing society especially when it came to relationships. Or perhaps it was just that people were able to show for real what had been happening previously but never shown on conservative 1960's TV.

No 96 will stand the test of time because gave viewers first full frontal (I think) seen by Abigail.

It will seem a bit cheap and nasty but you must remember that they would make at least 1-2 one hour episodes per week over a 40 week season.

I think the late 1970's series-SOAP with Billy Crystal is similar in that it mentions society changes like gays and infidelity-in a campish , funny way.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Number 96 (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?