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News Free Zone 







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Series cast summary:
Grahame Bond Grahame Bond ...  Kev Kavanagh / ... 49 episodes, 1985


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29 July 1985 (Australia) See more »

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(50 episodes)


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This was Grahame Bonds Best, Fantastic Show
3 March 2009 | by nel_sydSee all my reviews

I don't know about the last guys comments, but it sounds like he never saw the show. This show was hilarious and I have been trying to get a copy of it but it is not available. He left out the segment "Never Ending Story" this was like a game show with Grahame and other persons from the show where they would have to tell a story, the subject was picked from a hat, and then they would pass the story along to the next person to continue with plot, it was hilarious. The segment Australia Street was also a classic where these people shared a house together, Grahame Bond was Sydney representing NSW, there was Victoria no explanation required, Sunny from queensland, Westie from WA Adelaide and Tassie.

If the concept is not funny enough you should have heard the theme song, this is the street where all the states meet Australia Street. These segments only went for about 5minutes each and left the audience craving more. The ideas used in this show and the amount of entertainment crammed into each 5 minute segment was sensational. I could wait to get home from school to watch this show. It was called News Free Zone as the news was on all the other channels so if you didn't want to watch the boring news you had an alternative, what a great concept. The show also featured best of clips from the Aunty Jack Show, and Kev Kavanagh was my favourite, he always used to get up to some funny mischief like calling up a French restaurant and asking if they served Chinese food, once he explains the party is for 150 the waiter gladly agrees to serve Chinese food. I wish I could remember more but this show was absolutely awesome. Everyone praises the Aunty Jack Show which I think is morbid and not funny at all, News Free Zone is definitely Grahame Bonds best work and should be a credit to Australian television, instead I cant even by a copy of the show from the ABC shop. When are they going to make it available. The characters on the show in particular Kev Kevanagh should be an Australian icon and is up there with Dame Edna. Its a shame the program never got much advertising as most people have never even heard of the show nor watched it at the time, they were all too busy watching the news. However friends at the time that i got to watch the show loved it and it was always a good talking/conversation topic.

Please ABC shop don't let Australia down, release the series so we all can enjoy this excellent show which is a credit to Australian television and an icon like Dame Edna and vegemite.

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