Skippy Guest Stars

Skippy Guest Stars
Fauna Productions
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons

The Skippy TV series attracted a who's who of Australian actors as guest stars, during its production in the second half of the 1960s.

This compilation of clips from Skippy features many of those actors, from Frank Thring and Jack Thompson to shark expert Valerie Taylor, pop group The Executives (singing a version of the theme song) and members of the Aboriginal Theatre from Yirrkala, Arnhem Land.

Also seen in this compilation are regular series cast members Head Ranger Matt Hammond (Ed Devereaux), his sons Sonny (Garry Pankhurst) and Mark (Ken James), Flight Ranger Jerry King (Tony Bonner) and Clancy Merrick (Liza Goddard).

A total of three series and 91 episodes of Skippy (AKA Skippy the Bush Kangaroo) were produced by Fauna Productions between 1966 and 1969. There was also a spin-off feature film, The Intruders (AKA Skippy and the Intruders), directed by Lee Robinson and released in Australia in December 1969.

Notes by Stephen Groenewegen