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26 March 1992 (Australia) See more »
In this revival of the charming Aussie series, Sonny Hammond is a park ranger with two children Jerry and Louise. The kids are involved in adventures that often have an environmental theme. Kate Burgess is a researcher at the habitat.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 33)
Andrew Clarke ... Sonny Hammond (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Simon James ... Jerry Hammond (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kate McNeil ... Lou 'Louise' Hammond (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Fiona Shannon ... Kate Burgess (39 episodes, 1992-1993)

Moya O'Sullivan ... Thelma Woods (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Joss McWilliam ... Ranger Dave (39 episodes, 1992-1993)

Series Directed by
Rob Stewart (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peter Andrikidis (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Julie Money (4 episodes, 1992)
Bill Hughes (2 episodes, 1992)
Catherine Millar (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Bevan Lee (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alister Webb (4 episodes, 1992)
Ysabelle Dean (2 episodes, 1992)
Anthony Ellis (2 episodes, 1992)
Greg Haddrick (2 episodes, 1992)
Ray Harding (2 episodes, 1992)
Jennifer Mellet (2 episodes, 1992)
Jonathan Hardy (1 episode, 1992)

Series Produced by
David C. Field .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nick McMahon .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Midlam .... producer (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Lake .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 1992-1993)

Ian Gilmour .... producer (unknown episodes)
Ross Stewart .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Eric Jupp (1 episode, 1992)
Series Cinematography by
Ray Henman (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kevan Lind (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Film Editing by
Alan Lake (23 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Casting by
Lynne Ruthven (1 episode, 1992)
Series Production Design by
Anthony Read (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Stewart Burnside (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Art Direction by
Anthony Read (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Makeup Department
Lynne O'Brien .... makeup / makeup artist / ... (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Production Management
Charles Boyle .... unit manager (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lynda Wilkinson .... production manager (14 episodes, 1992-1993)
Christine Hart .... production manager / production co-ordinator (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wade Savage .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Vera Biffone .... third assistant director (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peter Fitzgerald .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jamie Crooks .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1992)
Jamie Leslie .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Art Department
Graham Dunn .... construction / constructor (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Franks .... standby props / props / ... (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Georgia Strachan .... props buyer / property buyer (16 episodes, 1992-1993)
Wayne Deakin .... art department assistant (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Beverley Dunn .... assistant props buyer (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mattias Armstrong .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Danae Gunn .... props buyer / assistant props buyer (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jon Hazael .... assistant props buyer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Sound Department
Ian Grant .... sound recordist (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Basil Krivouritchko .... boom operator (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Darren Sinclair .... boom operator (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nigel Christensen .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1992)
Ian Hendry .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Thomas .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Keith Newman .... sound editor (1 episode, 1992)
Series Stunts
Phil Brock .... stunt coordinator (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Gordon Waddell .... stunts / assistant stunt coordinator (39 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Bryden Brown .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kerry Jackson .... key grip (24 episodes, 1992-1993)
Brandon Apps .... second unit cameraman / second unit camera / ... (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Shane Holzberger .... best boy (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Damian Wyvill .... camera assistant / focus puller / ... (18 episodes, 1992-1993)
Miriana Marusic .... focus puller / focus-puller (14 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mark Muggeridge .... clapper/loader / clapper loader (14 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kent Santilla .... assistant grip (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Gary McNamara .... assistant grip (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Basil Krivoroutchko .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1992)
Michael Baker .... assistant electric (2 episodes, 1993)
Terry Brazier .... clapper/loader (2 episodes, 1993)
Robert Foster .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 1993)

Paul Broben .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Lynne Ruthven .... casting (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Maura Fay .... casting (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin Reuter .... standby wardrobe / stand-by wardrobe (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Linda Walton .... standby wardrobe (3 episodes, 1992)
Dawn D'Or .... wardrobe / wardrobe designer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Editorial Department
Patrick Stewart .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 1992-1993)

Brad Hogarth .... telecine grader (unknown episodes)
Fergus Milner .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Deborah Stariha .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Paul Watson .... synchronization (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Melaini Lewis .... location manager (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Neville Mason .... location manager (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Music Department
Vic Kaspar .... music scoring mixer: programmer (41 episodes, 1992-1993)
Eric Jupp .... original music / composer: additional music (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Series Other crew
Ron Roman .... animal handler (25 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lara Twyford .... production secretary / production coordinator (23 episodes, 1992-1993)
George Angus .... animal handler (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Christine Hart .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jenni Fraser .... continuity (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Deborah Cole .... production accountant (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ken McLeod .... safety supervisor (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lorna Longston .... tutor (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Pat Passlow .... production accountant (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Rogic .... animal handler (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jackie Sullivan .... continuity (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Adrian Robinson .... animal handler (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Neville Mason .... unit facilities / facilities coordinator (3 episodes, 1992)
Liz Perry .... continuity (3 episodes, 1992)
Graham Foreman .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1992)
Alister Ward .... unit assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
Emily Meikle .... runner (1 episode)

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65 min (1 episode) | 25 min (38 episodes)

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Follows "Skippy" (1967)See more »


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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Really okay, version 1.03, 2 December 2008
Author: annevejb from UK

Among my favourite features I have to include some Australian stuff that is very easily available in the UK in trimmed 4x3 versions. Sometime I will need to be looking for full widescreen versions of Looking For Alibrandi and My Mother Frank and Nightmaster, if they are available. These have quality.

This as an Australian television series from the 4x3 era and it is also among those that I rate.


There was a late mid sixties TV series that started Skippy. I read it as in the genre of classic stories for boys, likely appreciated by many girls as well. I only have eight episodes, volume two of season one, region 2 set. Comments and background notes hint that fans tend to rate this Skippy as tops and I accept that it has an energy that is commonplace in the better series. Australia appears to have all episodes on DVD. Several collections with lots of disks.

This 1992 series as a follow on to that, taking the theme and extrapolating things to 25 years on. The genre is a story for girls and boys. I like both, but tend to prefer the 1992 despite its energy often being weaker for me, though that can come and go as if there is a barrier to appreciating it that occasionally disappears. Such a barrier might relate to me approaching this series in second childhood at an advanced age. One can easily be trapped out of being able to do most everything, many older ones are.


Getting to know Lizzie McGuire series I rated it as more immediate than anything else I knew, not that I knew much at that time. Except that the heart of the ethics occasionally threw me. I had to rate Pete and Pete above this, not that it is goody goody either, and with season 2 and 3 including very early Michelle Trachtenberg it was not such a hardship to rate that as tops. I long for season 3 to appear on DVD even though I expect it to have problematic ethics, season 2 got wobbly so season 3 is likely to reflect that.

I found that The Worse Witch stable was close to these, among my favourites, that Zoey 101 was fun and one of my favourites even though I cannot justify why. Season one it was mostly how Nicole and Quinn looked cute and that is obviously no justification for anything. I like Quinn's dance in season one and cool style in season 2, She's The Man cannot compare.

The Adventures of Skippy (1992) has a down to earth feel that occasionally includes Australian and imported wildlife and The Adventures of Pete And Pete (1993 to 1995) has a musicality to its energy, they are different, but I am currently rating them as tops.

With me, Lizzie and TWW get more play as I have more episodes of these, less wear and tear on enjoyment. Now Skippy has a fair amount of disks and Zoey now has more available too. The new Zoey, season 2, I have is region 4 only and 4x3 sides trimmed, but it still is useful as it could be some time if at all before a proper version appears. Zoey season 3 is due soon, five disks, and could be region what?. My disks of Skippy appear to be region free, but that might just be my disks. Multi region hardware or software players are an essential basic with stuff such as these.

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