The Skippy cast reflect
In this excerpt from Skippy: Australia's First Superstar (Stephen Oliver, Australia-UK, 2009), members of the cast reflect on the roles they played in the show.
Featured are Garry Pankhurst (Sonny Hammond), Tony Bonner (Jerry King), Ken James (Mark Hammond) and Liza Goddard (Clancy Merrick).
The producers have done well to track down the main stars of the show, except for Ed Deveraux (who passed away in 2003). The interviews are informal and candid, which endears the interviewee to the viewer. Like their characters, the actors come across as unpretentious and human.
These interviews were recorded 40 years after production on Skippy had finished so the excerpts from the show usefully remind us how the actors appeared on TV. This clip allows you to relive some memories as well as satisfy your curiosity about how the young cast members appear now.
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen and Adam Blackshaw