Uploaded on May 23, 2007
~~ 24/3/2010 Just letting you know in advance, any comments posted about Robert Hughes will be removed. Please keep commentary about the show. Thanks
~~ 15/11/2009 Additional information (Thanks to Ross Browning)
"The New Adventures of Blinky Bill" - ABC Children's Television Series
Ross Browning - Blinky Bill
Janet Dalgleish - Angelina Wallaby
Alan Highfield - Charlie Goanna
This is a clip of what I believe is the first episode (Hello Stranger, Goodbye Ranger) of the original Blinky Bill series "The New Adventures of Blinky Bill". This is NOT the well known Yoram Gross version but the older, live action series involving puppets, set in Bollygum National Park & featuring the talents of "Hey Dad!" actor Robert Hughes as Ranger Barry.
Long have I searched the internet for information regarding this show and up until recently I have been unable to find anything about the show! This is despite the fact that it aired on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp channel) from 1984 for four seasons with reruns up until 1991! The ABC don't even have any information about the show on their website.
Anyway, this is only a clip from the show. The start and the end of this episode are not included but I have another clip from earlier on in the episode if people are keen to see it. This should bring back some memories for those who used to watch, and sadly I don't have any other episodes on VHS from which to offer more clips of this great show.
Copyright ABC Australia. If anyone from ABC would like me to remove this clip just message me and I will do so (but it would be a real shame given how great this show was).