[Alan Hopgood Collection]
Call No: DONATION - ALAN HOPGOOD Source: AT PhysDes: 1 box Subject: HOPGOOD, ALAN; ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); ALVIN RIDES AGAIN (AT, David Bilcock & Robin Copping, 1974); BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); PACIFIC BANANA (AT, John Lamond, 1981) Summary: A donated collection of items from Alan Hopgood to the AFI Research Collection.
Alan Hopgood has been a long-time writer and actor within the Australian film, tv, and theatre scene. His work includes screenplays for films such as Alvin Purple, Alvin Rides Again, Pacific Banana, as well as television shows such as Bellbird, Alvin Purple, And the Big Men Fly, Neighbours, Pugwall, and The Flying Doctors.
Alan was involved with Bellbird when the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) had made a decision to change the screening time of its show Bellbird. This did not sit well with a large selection of the viewing public who protested this move and wrote to the ABC to complain. Alan kept those letters in a view to get them published in a book, which didn’t eventuate. These letters were kept and are part of Alan’s donation to the AFI Research Collection Donation: donated by Alan Hopgood, 2010 ID2: 56 More info
Bellbird : The story of a country town / Barbara Vernon
Sydney: Ure Smith, 1971.
Call No: N79 BEL VER Author: Vernon, Barbara Edition: Paperback Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Ure Smith PubDate: 1971 PhysDes: 246 p. ; 12 cm Subject: BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977) Notes: First published in 1970 by Ure Smith ISBN: 072540051 More info
digital clippings file
BELLBIRD [TV] : (AT, 1967-1977)
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A big day at Bellbird / Barbara Vernon
Cammeray, NSW: Horwitz, 1972.
Close-up : scripts from Australian television's second decade / editors, Don Reid, Frank Bladwell
South Melbourne: Macmillan of Australia [for the] English Teachers' Association of New South Wales, 1971.
Call No: 792 CLO Author: Reid, Don C.,; Bladwell, Francis Frederick CorpAuthor: English Teachers' Association of New South Wales Place: South Melbourne Publisher: Macmillan of Australia [for the] English Teachers' Association of New South Wales PubDate: 1971 PhysDes: 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: DELTA [TV] (AT, 1969-70); PIGEON, THE [TV] (AT, 1966); DYNASTY [TV] (AT, Frank Arnold & Brian Bell, 1970); SEVEN LITTLE AUSTRALIANS [TV] (AT, Ron Way, 1973); BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); MEN OF THE ENDEAVOUR [TV] (AT, 1970) ISBN: 0333119576 LON: 230369 More info
Creating Australian television drama / Susan Lever
North Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2020.
Call No: 224(94) LEV Author: Lever, Susan Edition: 2020 Place: North Melbourne, Victoria Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing PubDate: 2020 PhysDes: viii,282 pages ; 24cm Subject: AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS AND TV; ADAPTATIONS; AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION; AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION; BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION; COX, DEB; CRAWFORD PRODUCTIONS; DOCUMENTARIES. AUSTRALIA; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; GREEN, CLIFFORD; HOMICIDE [TV] (AT, 1964-1975); HOPGOOD, ALAN; KELLY, MARGARET; MELODRAMA. AUSTRALIA; MORPHETT, TONY; MY NAME'S MCGOOLEY, WHAT'S YOURS? [TV] (AT, 1966-1968); NINE NETWORK; POWER WITHOUT GLORY [TV] (AT, 1976); SEVEN NETWORK; SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE; YELDHAM, PETER Summary: Television drama has been the dominant form of popular storytelling for more than sixty years, shaping the imaginations of millions of people. This book surveys the careers of the central creators of those stories for Australian television—the writers who learnt how to work in a new medium, adapting to its constraints and exploring its creative possibilities. Informed by interviews with many writers, it describes the establishment of Australian television drama production, observing the way writers grasped the creative and business opportunities that television presented. It examines the development of Australian versions of the major television genres—the sitcom, the police drama, the historical series, docudrama, and social drama— presenting a ‘canon’ of significant Australian television drama productions that deserve to be remembered. It offers an account of the emergence of work by Indigenous writers for television and it argues for the consideration of television drama alongside histories of Australian film and stage drama. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781925984880 More info
Lumiere (July 1970) vol.1 iss.2 p.44-45 More info
Our First Million Words : Or How I Learned To Stop Apologising and Love Bellbird
Lumiere (July 1970) vol.1 iss.2 p.3-5, 7 More info
Soap box : the Australian guide to television soap operas / by Hilary Kingsley
South Melbourne: Sun Books, 1989.
Call No: 725.312 KIN Author: Kingsley, Hilary Source: AT Place: South Melbourne Publisher: Sun Books PubDate: 1989 PhysDes: 336 p. : ill., ports ; 22 cm Subject: SOAP OPERAS; SOAP OPERAS. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION. AUSTRALIA; BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); SULLIVANS, THE [TV] (AT, 1975-1982); COP SHOP [TV] (AT, 1977-84); PRISONER [TV] (AT, 1979-86); COUNTRY PRACTICE, A [TV] (AT, 1981-1995?); SONS AND DAUGHTERS [TV] (AT, 1982-87); CARSON'S LAW [TV] (AT, 1983); NEIGHBOURS [TV] (AT, 1985-); PRIME TIME [TV] (AT, 1986); FLYING DOCTORS, THE [TV] (AT, 1986-91); RICHMOND HILL [TV] (AT, Gary Conway, 1988); HOME AND AWAY [TV] (AT, 1988 -) Notes: Bibliography: p.328; Includes index ISBN: 0725105739 More info
Super Aussie soaps : behind the scenes of Australia's best loved TV shows / Andrew Mercado
North Melbourne, Vic.: Pluto Press, 2004.
Call No: 725.312(94) Author: Mercado, Andrew Source: AT Place: North Melbourne, Vic. Publisher: Pluto Press PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 414 p.: col. ill. ; 23 cm Subject: SOAP OPERAS. AUSTRALIA; NEIGHBOURS [TV] (AT, 1985-); HOME AND AWAY [TV] (AT, 1988 -); SONS AND DAUGHTERS [TV] (AT, 1982-87); KATH AND KIM [TV] (AT, 2002-); NUMBER 96 [TV] (AT, 1972-1978); COUNTRY PRACTICE, A [TV] (AT, 1981-1995?); SULLIVANS, THE [TV] (AT, 1975-1982); COP SHOP [TV] (AT, 1977-84); BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); PACIFIC DRIVE [TV] (AT, 1996); PARADISE BEACH [TV] (AT, 1993-1994); SECRET LIFE OF US, THE [TV] (AT, Lynn-Maree Danzey, 2000-); PRISONER [TV] (AT, 1979-86) Summary: Australian television celebrity and insider Andrew Mercado investigates and interviews the producers, the directors, the writers and such soap legends as Rowena Wallace, Lorraine Bayly, Paula Duncan, Rebecca Gilling, Melissa Tkautz, Terry Norris and Jeremy Sims to find out new details about these infamous serials. Learn about every soap ever made for Australian television. Presented in chronological order; the stories include never-before-seen photos, comprehensive synopses of the major storylines, those crazy cliffhangers and hilarious anecdotes. ISBN: 1864031913 More info