Geoffrey John Atherden
|Other names||Geoff Atherden|
|Education||University of Sydney|
|Known for||Mother and Son|
The Aunty Jack Show
Geoffrey John Atherden, AM, credited also as Geoff Atherden, is an Australian television screenwriter and playwright, especially of comedy. He is probably best known for creating and writing the sitcom Mother and Son and Grass Roots and the mockumentary BabaKiueria, and was a contributor to The Aunty Jack Show. He attended the University of Sydney in the 1960s.
Atherden has written a number of plays, prior to working in television he wrote Balloon Dubloon the revue in 1965 and theatre show in 1970; after which he concentrated on screenwriting, but continuing in writing for theatre from 1994 onwards. including Hotspur (1994) and Black Cockatoo (2020).
Atherden trained as an architect, and practiced in that profession until he was in his mid-thirties. He worked for the architectural firm of McConnel Smith & Johnson. Atherden designed the Commonwealth & State Law Courts building in Queens Square, Sydney.
|The Comedy Game||TV series||1971||Written by||1 episode:
"Aunty Jack's Travelling Show"
|Credited as "Geoff Atherden"|
|The Aunty Jack Show||TV series||1972||Written by||6 episodes:|
-"The Aunty Jack Radio Show"
-"The Aunty Jack War Show"
-"The Aunty Jack Kulture Show"
-"The Aunty Jack Anonymous Show"
-"The Aunty Jack Family Show"
-"The Aunty Jack Horror Show"
"Unaired Pilot: Aunty Jacks Travelling Show"
|The Very Best of The Aunty Jack Show||TV special||1973||Writer|
|The Of Show||TV series||1977||Writer||6 episodes:
-Six of One
-Half a Dozen of the Other
-The sound of Of Awards
- Bake Of
-Prince Of Seduction
-Son of Man
|The Little Big Show||TV movie||1978||Screenwriter|
|Tickled Pink||TV series||1978||Written by||1 episode:
"One Day Miller"
|One Day Miller||TV series||1979||Writer||7 episodes:
-The Big Day
-The First Day
|Ratbags||TV series||1981||9 episodes:
#1.1 through to #1.9
|Sons and Daughters||TV series||1982||5 episodes:
|Australians||TV series||1988||1 episode:
|Mother and Son||TV series||1981–1991||Creator and Writer||42 episodes|
|Dad and Dave||TV series||1985||Writer (additional material)|
|Keeping Mum (TV series)||TV series||1997–1998||Writer||16 episodes|
|'Grass Roots (TV series)||TV series||2000–2003||Creator and Writer||18 episodes|
|Stepfather of the Bride (TV movie)||TV movie||2006||Written by|
|Revue: Balloon Dubloon||1965|
|Mother and Son||1990s–2014/2015 Various Productions|
|The Anzac Project: Dear Mum and Dad/Light Begins to Fade|
|Liberty Equality Fraternity|
- "Contributor: Geoffrey Atherden". www.ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
- Taffel, Jacqui (17 December 2005). "Comedy by design". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- "Cool dynamo lit the way for Olympics bid". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 July 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
- "The Law Courts". Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- "ATHERDEN, Geoffrey John". Australian Government – It's An Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 January 2009.