60 years of TV: lost and found

23 November
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFREE but bookings essential

It’s TV’s diamond year, and to celebrate we’re hosting a special evening of retro treasures and blasts from the past!


Come along to see TV clips so rare we’ve only just discovered some of them! Highlights include: the Bee Gees backing Johnny O’Keefe in 1964 on Sing Sing Sing; Canberra’s CTC7 innovative  children’s interview show Meeting in the Middle with a young Shani Wood;  the earliest surviving Crawford TV  production, a quiz show,  Raising A Husband from 1957 - the quest to find 'the most human husband' makes entertaining viewing; and, a segment from what may be the earliest complete surviving television program in existence the  Australian music show Accent on Strings from 8 December 1956. 


We’ll be joined by special guests TV legends – Gold Logie-award winning actress Lorrae Desmond, and Sale of the Century announcer Pete Smith. They’ll share their memories of life ‘on the box’, blow out the candles on 60 years of TV and look back on Australia’s television journey across the years. We’ll also be sharing the NFSA’s role in preserving Australia’s television heritage.


It’ll be a 60th birthday bash not to miss!