For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith shares bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage from a program marking the first 10 years of Australian television.
Early TV Bloopers
For the week commencing 12 September 1966, the Nine Network chose to commemorate its 10th anniversary with a range of TV specials.
Among these was the first attempt to compile a history of its most important programming moments: Ten Years of Television or We’re Getting Sentimental Over Us, produced by Project director Stefan Sargent and presented by Bandstand host Brian Henderson.
The special highlighted a selection of previously unseen bloopers from TCN9 live shows and rehearsals, sampled from goof reels that existed in 1966.
Here are three such moments, featuring Bruce Menzies attempting to introduce an episode of Junior Car Club (c1962), Chuck Faulkner facing an unexpected difficulty on the set of the game show Tic Tac Dough (c1963) and a Hecla advertisement on The Bob Rogers Show (c1962) that goes very wrong: