Good News Week: Bad Street Theatre

Title:
Good News Week: Bad Street Theatre
NFSA ID:
700752
Year:
1999
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

Good News Week (1996–2000) was a chaotic and hilarious mix of news, satire and comedy.

The show was compered by charismatic entertainer Paul McDermott, who was joined each week by team captains Julie McCrossin and Mikey Robins, plus celebrity guests from the world of television, comedy, art, literature, sport, film, journalism and politics.

Good News Week began life on the ABC where it built a strong fanbase before moving to Network Ten in 1999.

In this clip, comedian Wil Anderson takes part in a game called 'Bad Street Theatre'. Paul McDermott shows Anderson a card that describes a recent, and bizarre, news story that he must mime for his two teammates (Julie McCrossin and Tracey Wickham) to guess.

The studio audience also know what is written on the card which adds to the comedy and heightened sense of hilarity.

This clip is from series 1, episode 34 of Good News Week, broadcast on 15 November 1999.

Host:
Paul McDermott
Cast:
Julie McCrossin, Mikey Robins