By 1971 the Australians were so madly in love with "Not Only...
But Also" that the ABC commissioned two NOBA Specials. These
were intended to be a "Best Of", with some new Australi-o-centric
Having heard a whisper that the original tapes might still be around,
the PCAS wasted no time. We sent Clinty
and The Holy Dragger via surface-mail to Sydney. Their ship docked
three short weeks later... never ones to disappoint a girl, the
boys returned laden with Antipodean goods.
Issue 24 of Publish and Bedazzled
features scripts of Pete And Dud On Cricket, The
Funnel-Web Spider and Pseudolene, all written especially for the
Australian shows. Plus an interview with the diector of the Australian
Shows, Maurice Murphy.
Although The Establishment is showing the scripts of three other
sketches, also written for the Australian shows, Pub
& Bed have the cream of what is available - so buy a copy
of #24 NOW! as the way we're running
out of backcopies, we expect this issue to sell out soon.
Credit: Simon Blackmore and Peter Tatchell, our Australian contacts,
for helping get everything together.
Credit: Karla Taylor at ABC for getting us the tapes.