Tag: children’s television

Street Gang

Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

by Michael Davis (Penguin, 2008)

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Having contextualised Sesame Street within the televisual and educational landscape of the day, Davis presents a conversant, engaging account of how the programme developed from a ‘what if…?’ dinner party concept into the iconic early learning favourite now of generations of children.


Fatty & George

Fatty & George

by John Honey (ABC, 1981)

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Fondly remembered and surprisingly watchable thirty-five years on, this stilted but oddly compelling Tasmanian science fantasy captivated a generation of Aussie kids with its time-freezing crystal, over the top villains, catchy theme song and brazenly prominent (now brilliantly kitsch) avant-garde synthpop motifs.