Examines the day-to-day running of Melbourne television station UCV-12, the professional and personal lives of its staff, both in front of, and behind, the camera.
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Barrie Barkla ...
 Max Knight (18 episodes, 1974-1977)
Lois Ramsey ...
 Mrs. Hopkins / ... (18 episodes, 1974-1977)
Ken James ...
 Tony Wild (17 episodes, 1974-1977)
Ken Snodgrass ...
 Jack O'Brien (17 episodes, 1974-1977)
Judy Nunn ...
 Vicki Stafford / ... (15 episodes, 1974-1977)
Fred Betts ...
 Sir Henry Usher (13 episodes, 1974-1976)
Peter Regan ...
 Gary Burke (12 episodes, 1974-1976)
Briony Behets ...
 Judy Donovan (11 episodes, 1974)
George Mallaby ...
 Paul Donovan (11 episodes, 1974)
Belinda Giblin ...
 Kay Webster (10 episodes, 1974)
Monica Maughan ...
 Jean Ford / ... (10 episodes, 1974)
Paul Karo ...
 Lee Whiteman (9 episodes, 1974)
Kay McFeeter ...
 Cathy Holliday (8 episodes, 1974)
Graeme Blundell ...
 Don Cook / ... (8 episodes, 1974)
Vanessa Leigh ...
 Fanny Adams (8 episodes, 1974)
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Examines the day-to-day running of Melbourne television station UCV-12, the professional and personal lives of its staff, both in front of, and behind, the camera. Written by Anonymous

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Should have been put in a box and buried in quicklime.
9 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This appalling show was a response to the Sydney based "No 96", which was a series that in its early days broke some of the old taboos by introducing plot lines with homosexuals, racial discrimination etc but also lots of bare breasts from buxom young 'starlets', none of whom could act. However, that series descended into farce with evermore strained plots and unlikely characters. Hmm! I digress. The Box was typical 70s Australia, bad scripts, bad sets and bad acting. The constant props of pausing to light a cigarette, or pour drink or interruptions by the telephone (always prominently placed so you knew it was going to ring!)only exaggerated its amateurish production values.

Most episodes could guarantee a flash of the boobs from Judy Nunn or some other bit of fluff and thereby guarantee an audience of dirty old men and pubescent boys with onanistic tendencies.

It is interesting to read the bios of those involved and see how many disappeared without trace after this show. Watch it if you must but please remember that it should be regarded for its social history aspects only. If you want something with a dynamic plot and great list of characters, read the phone book.


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