The Mavis Bramston Show

This feels like one of those things I should have already known, but it’s fun to share how I discovered it anyway. While looking at articles about The Likely Lads, I also glanced at this one …

The Stage – Thursday 26 November 1964

Whether it was an official remake of TW3, or just inspired by it, The Mavis Bramston Show was a big hit in Australia. And according to this article at least, it re-used some of the British material.

The Stage – Thursday 15 April 1965

A number of British stars went down to meet Mavis.

The Stage – Thursday 22 July 1965
The Stage – Thursday 06 January 1966

Just in case you were wondering how Ronnie got on …

The Stage – Thursday 19 January 1967
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