Saturday, 30 January 2010

Number 96: Aftermath Of Murder DVD

1896_Number96(aftermath) copy 13 March 1972 was the night that Australian TV ‘lost its virginity’ with the Sydney debut of Number 96.  (Melbourne followed the next night)

And on 13 March 2010 – 38 years later – the third DVD of the hit ‘70s series is to be released, a year after it was first announced.

The 4-disc set, Number 96: Aftermath Of Murder, will include 32 episodes from the first half of 1975, picking up from where the last DVD left off when the identity of the mysterious Pantyhose Strangler was revealed.

This compilation features many of Number 96’s favourite residents, joined this time by former showgirl Trixie O’Toole (Jan Adele), landlord Maggie Cameron (Bettina Welch), Don Finlayson’s(Joe Hasham) zany aunt Amanda von Pappenburg (Carol Raye), town clerk Mr Buchanan (Brian Moll) and Norma Whittaker’s (Sheila Kennelly) snooty mother, Mrs Florentine (Aileen Britton).

Andrew Mercado has a preview of the upcoming DVD release and Number 96 historian Ian McLean’s blog, Have Phaser Will Travel, has the list of episodes to feature on the DVD.

Number 96: Aftermath Of Murder is being released by Umbrella Entertainment.

2 comments:

Therin of Andor said...

Hey there! Andrew Mercado has announced the fourth "Number 96" boxed set of DVDs, due to celebrate the 40th anniversary in 2012:

CLICK HERE for the episode list.

Best regards, Ian

TelevisionAU said...

Hi Ian. Saw that update on Mr Mercado's blog. Very excited here about the upcoming DVD :-)