The Gillies Report

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The Gillies Report
Genre Sketch comedy
Directed by Ted Robinson
Starring
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast
Original channel ABC Television
Chronology
Followed by The Gillies Republic
Gillies and Company
Related shows The Dingo Principle

The Gillies Report is an Australian satirical television series that was broadcast on the ABC between 1984 and 1985. The program was notorious for sending up politicians and media personalities of the day such as Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock.[1]

The show starred Max Gillies, John Clarke, Wendy Harmer, Phillip Scott, Tracy Harvey, Patrick Cook,[1] Marcus Eyre, Geoff Kelso and Peter Moon.

The Gillies Report was followed by sequels The Gillies Republic (1986) and Gillies and Company (1992). Cook, Scott and Kelso would go on to make a similar program for the ABC called The Dingo Principle (1987).

Awards[edit]

At the 28th Annual TV Week Logie Awards held in 1986, The Gillies Report won the Logie for the "Best Light Entertainment Series".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Gillies Report (1984 - 1985), australianscreen, National Film and Sound Archive.

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