The Go!! Show
The Go!! Show
Go!! helped launch the 0-10 television network in 1964 and was ‘Australia’s swingin’est teenage show’.
Go!! was ranked number 10 in the ’50 Top Moments’ of Network Ten’s 50 Years Young special which aired in August 2014, yet only one full episode has survived in its' entirety.
This clip shows the restored opening of Go!! episode 117, transmitted on 28 November 1966, featuring Johnny Young.
Of the 222 episodes telecast between August 1964 and September 1967, only significant portions of seven episodes survive, and only episode 117, first broadcast on ATV 0 on 28 November 1966, survives in its entirety.
In early 2015, the NFSA acquired a 16mm black-and-white kinescope recording of episode 117 through the assistance of Melbourne television historian and author Chris Keating and Milton Hammon, manager of The Johnny Young Television Archive.
A lower quality U-matic sub-master dub, lodged by Johnny Young with the Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne in 1983, was the only previously known copy. The newly recovered film print was incomplete in three places, with nearly two minutes of film absent. Fortunately two of the missing clips were present in the U-matic copy.
Preservation staff at the NFSA cleaned the 16mm print and transferred it to a High Definition digital standard. The soundtrack was also remastered and the image and sound files re-synched. The two missing sequences were then seamlessly edited back in from the U-matic.
The final missing piece – Colin McEwan’s opening words 'From Melbourne!’, missing from both U-matic and film versions – was extracted from other Go!! footage in the NFSA collection.
The final result is the reconstruction of the complete episode using a combination of the best known surviving source material.
Dancers on an unidentified Go!! episode, c.1967
Denise Drysdale appears in episode 117 of Go!! in 1966 singing 'Dancing in the Street.'
Denise Drysdale appears in episode 117 of Go!! in 1966 singing 'Rescue Me'.
Denise Drysdale appears in episode 117 of Go!! in 1966.
Little Pattie and Johnny Young pose for the camera during taping of episode #113.
Normie Rowe, reflects here on the impact of Go!! on the Australian music and television scene during his oral history interview with Doug Ackerly.
Normie Rowe holding his Go!! Award for Best Male Singer in 1965.
To complement the restored version of episide 117 of Go!!, specially curated advertisements from the NFSA collection dating from the period were selected and reinserted into the six advert breaks in the episode. Among the highlights are a series of locally filmed advertisements broadcast on Canberra’s commercial channel, CTC-7, including ‘Tuross is Terrific', a tempting pitch to viewers to purchase land in the NSW South Coast!
Olivia Newton-John and Peter Doyle during rehearsals for Go!! in August 1965.
The Mixtures perform on episode 117 of Go!!
Johnny Young is mobbed my young women on the set of Go!! during filming of episode 117.
Director Godfrey Philipp (centre with bow tie) in the ATV-0 control room is pictured directing an episode of Go!!