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Name of 1960s kids variety show 7 or 9
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Jason James
2009-07-31 23:50:18 UTC
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9

Anyone remember it?

thanx,.. Jason.
Zapkvr
2009-08-01 01:38:13 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
It was Uncle Norman.

It was on Channel Nein.

Joffa boy (Joff Ellen) played his side kick with a very, very bad
Howdy doody impression.

HTH
Jason James
2009-08-01 04:02:37 UTC
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
It was Uncle Norman.
It was on Channel Nein.
Joffa boy (Joff Ellen) played his side kick with a very, very bad
Howdy doody impression.
Thanx,.I think that's it.

Jason
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2009-08-01 06:11:14 UTC
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
It was Uncle Norman.
It was on Channel Nein.
Joffa boy (Joff Ellen) played his side kick with a very, very bad
Howdy doody impression.
Thanx,.I think that's it.
Jason
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2016-05-26 16:26:21 UTC
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Fun Fair on channel 7 with Reggie Quartley and uncle max, clifford and gus the puppet...
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2009-08-01 02:22:52 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch
7 or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason James
2009-08-01 04:18:00 UTC
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I was sold on the Tarax show, until they said "every day" in the promo
song,..darn, it was definately only on Saturdays.

thanx...Jason
Zapkvr
2009-08-01 06:38:33 UTC
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I was sold on the Tarax show, until they said "every day" in the promo
song,..darn, it was definately only on Saturdays.
thanx...Jason
Uncle Norman and Joffa boy were on Monday through Saturday.
Jason James
2009-08-01 06:50:43 UTC
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I was sold on the Tarax show, until they said "every day" in the promo
song,..darn, it was definately only on Saturdays.
thanx...Jason
Uncle Norman and Joffa boy were on Monday through Saturday.
Forgot to say it was a Sydney production,..I did a musical segment,..once.
As you say tho, its possible its the same show.

Jason

Jason
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2009-08-01 08:38:27 UTC
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I was sold on the Tarax show, until they said "every day" in the promo
song,..darn, it was definately only on Saturdays.
thanx...Jason
Uncle Norman and Joffa boy were on Monday through Saturday.
Forgot to say it was a Sydney production,..I did a musical segment,..once.
As you say tho, its possible its the same show.
Jason
Jason
Well Uncle Norman and Joffa Boy were definitely done out of Bendigo
Street so that can't be it.
steam3801
2009-08-01 23:21:56 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.

The show your thinking of is Captain Fortune - the "Uncle Reg" was
comedian Reg Quartley, who wore a cap with straight short, straggly,
wirey hair hanging down from underneath.

It also included that now-turned-religious TV personality Clifford
Warne, as a magician and ventriloquist, with his puppet Gus.

Renown TV actor the late Les Foxcroft also made appearances as a
clown.

Can remember it vividly!!!

(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
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2009-08-01 23:25:01 UTC
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Post by steam3801
Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
The show your thinking of is Captain Fortune - the "Uncle Reg" was
comedian Reg Quartley, who wore a cap with straight short, straggly,
wirey hair hanging down from underneath.
It also included that now-turned-religious TV personality Clifford
Warne, as a magician and ventriloquist, with his puppet Gus.
Renown TV actor the late Les Foxcroft also made appearances as a
clown.
Can remember it vividly!!!
(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
P.S. Captain Fortune was Allan someone (Hanson? Derwent? ... damn!!),
can't remember his last name.
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Jason James
2009-08-02 06:01:49 UTC
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Post by steam3801
Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
The show your thinking of is Captain Fortune - the "Uncle Reg" was
comedian Reg Quartley, who wore a cap with straight short, straggly,
wirey hair hanging down from underneath.
It also included that now-turned-religious TV personality Clifford
Warne, as a magician and ventriloquist, with his puppet Gus.
Renown TV actor the late Les Foxcroft also made appearances as a
clown.
Can remember it vividly!!!
(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
P.S. Captain Fortune was Allan someone (Hanson? Derwent? ... damn!!),
can't remember his last name.
Thanx,..at last. I didnt realise the Mel/Sy thing extended into TV,..why not
I guess.

Jason
Zapkvr
2009-08-02 21:43:06 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
Since Sir Frank owned TCN and GTV and he lived in Sydney I don't know
how anyone could be still laboring under the misapprehension that
early tv "revolved around the mexicans
steam3801
2009-08-02 22:35:22 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
Since Sir Frank owned TCN and GTV and he lived in Sydney I don't know
how anyone could be still laboring under the misapprehension that
early tv "revolved around the mexicans
Where did I say it actually did??

What part of "as much as they'd like to think so" ("they" being the
above responding posters) don't yu understand?
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globular
2009-08-03 07:30:56 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
Standards of live tv were just lower everywhere else.
Post by steam3801
The show your thinking of is Captain Fortune - the "Uncle Reg" was
comedian Reg Quartley, who wore a cap with straight short, straggly,
wirey hair hanging down from underneath.
It also included that now-turned-religious TV personality Clifford
Warne, as a magician and ventriloquist, with his puppet Gus.
Renown TV actor the late Les Foxcroft also made appearances as a
clown.
Can remember it vividly!!!
(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
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Mr.T
2009-08-04 04:22:41 UTC
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Post by steam3801
Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
Standards of live tv were just lower everywhere else.
Could that really be possible?
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Post by steam3801
(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
Yeah funny how times change. I can't remember too many scandals from those
days either.

MrT.
steam3801
2009-08-04 06:06:02 UTC
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Forget all that Melbournecentric rubbish above - the early TV world
didn't revolve around the Mexicans,as much as they'd like to think so.
Standards of live tv were just lower everywhere else.
Could that really be possible?
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Post by steam3801
(It always fascinates me about 50s/60s kids show on TV - Sydney and
Melbourne - that the central characters were always older men??
Probably something that wouldn't be tolerated in today's politically
correct atmosphere ....)
Yeah funny how times change. I can't remember too many scandals from those
days either.
Funny you should mention that at this time ... from today's News
Limited gutter press ....
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,25841126-1246,00.html
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Mr.T
2009-08-04 12:46:36 UTC
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Yeah funny how times change. I can't remember too many scandals from those
days either.
Funny you should mention that at this time ... from today's News
Limited gutter press ....
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,25841126-1246,00.html
I'm always amazed when it takes someone 40 years to come forward. I'll still
bet there were a lot more dodgy priests at the time than TV hosts though.

MrT.
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Reg Quartley hosted a succession of children's TV shows during this period - some of which were short lived. He was 'Uncle Reg'. One of those formats was (as I recall the name) 'Funfair' on Sat. mornings on Channel 7. I remember because in 1967, at age 13, we became the 'house' singing quartet - the 'Funfair Four' - after a stellar performance of the Seekers 'Another You'. The other members of the group were my oldest friend John Lenne, Stephen Sacks (older brother of Martin Sacks the actor), and my love interest at the time, Jenny Matthews, who (5 years later) was Australia's 'Miss Universe' entrant 1972. The next performance was a rendition of 'Georgie Girl' a few weeks later - without me. I had been grounded by my parents because I had missed their airport return after an overseas trip to do the first gig. The 'Funfair Four' wasn't invited back. I'm sure it was because I wasn't there to do lead vocals. I do recall, however, being paid $10 for each performance, even though I didn't participate in the second! Regards, Tim Maddox
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa 1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs (thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a 'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show being done.
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa 1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs (thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a 'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.

I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.

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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa 1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs (thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a 'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
Google groups.
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa 1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs (thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a 'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
Google groups.
Ah! I see.

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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
I wonder if he's the one Australian who has a heart attack every three minutes
that the media keep telling us about. Waiting all this time to find this out
might have been the cause.

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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
Now that he finally got the answer, what will he do with the rest of
his life?
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It
was
ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
Now that he finally got the answer, what will he do with the rest of
his life?
Post another question?
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It
was
ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he apparently asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
Now that he finally got the answer, what will he do with the rest of
his life?
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This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during
the
mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It
was
ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Jason
The show was called 'Funfair' with Reg Quartley - pork pie hat, orange
straw like hair & chequed coat with Chris Beard? not sure, in tux, slick
hair, spiv moustache & a ventriloquist doll (forget name) made at Epping
ATN 7 studios (Aunty a cleaner there) on I think 10am Saturdays (circa
1964-67?). Segments included singers, games, quizzes & guests. One sponser
was 'Downyflake Doughnuts'. Brother & I got on once in 1966 I was 10yrs
(thanks to Aunty) Guest that day was first Aboriginal to achieved
University Degree Charles Perkins. Brother & I won prizes, mine was a
'Tumblebug' a steel slinky. It was eye opener to see a studio TV show
being done.
A very detailed and interesting answer.
I wonder, though, whether Jason is still interested, given he
apparently
asked
the question in August 2009.
poor bastards been logging in 6 times a day for nearly 6 years to get this
answer
Now that he finally got the answer, what will he do with the rest of
his life?
Post another question?
Yes, it's important to have a goal in life.
It's all very 'Deep Thought" in my opinion. Will he pass his new question
onto his heirs?
s***@gmail.com
2015-08-16 11:24:44 UTC
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Hi
Just saw your blog after a few years.

I've been driven mad trying to find anything on Reg and that Saturday show. This is what I remember.
1. Saturday's for sure though I thought it was AM and definitely channel 7.
2. Uncle Reg (Quartley) and Uncle Max were co hosts. Max had a pencil thin mustache, wore a suit and was the straight man to Reg.
3. The theme song was "happy days are here again" sung along to by the studio audience kids.
4. Clifford ( a ventriloquist) and Gus the puppet were regulars. He was a Christian type with a moral to each skit.
5. Cartoons included "Colonel Bleep" and an Aussie effort called " The Flying Dogtor". It was not animated but the camera scrolled along across a picture book type landscape with voice overs for the action and dialogue. The song was " calling flying dogtor woof woof, calling flying dogtor woof woof, through the air, without a care, the flying dogtor!" Or similar.
I loved it. The web suggests the show was Captain Fortune but that doesn't sit right with me.

Any info or light on the subject would be awesome.

I'm almost sure I saw Reg live once at the Cabramatta Civic Hall but might have been dreaming.
Jeßus
2015-08-16 22:38:30 UTC
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On Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:24:44 -0700 (PDT),
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Hi
Just saw your blog after a few years.
Heehee.
e***@tpg.com.au
2016-01-23 03:45:31 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
There was a Saturday afternoon show after Captain Fortune with an Uncle (was it Uncle Norman ?) & he was always giving out prizes. If you won he gave you "an Oris watch", & if you lost he gave you "an Oris watch". It got to a point where he's said it so many times he'd he's exaggerate the word "an", sort of like "a-a-a-n....Oris watch. From that point on I thought these watches were poor quality, however in actual fact they weren't. And yes the rather camp image of Reggie Quartley is still etched into my memory banks. Odd there is not a single image of him on the net, that I could find. Oh, and the man with the puppet, that never seemed to age in three decades, Clifford Warne. There are articles and images of him.
On another subject of The Cabbage Quiz with Desmond Tester. I believe he referred to all the kids off air as "the Stinkies". I guess I may have been one of them as I was on the show about the age of 6. Being too young to be questioned, I had to stand down the back, however became quite irate when Desmond threw a perfectly good flower pot on the ground smashing it in to many pieces. Well, I caught Desmond's attention, and he said "whats wrong ?" Anyway I responded about the flower pot, and he said, "You cheaky......(something or other), however I don't think this ever went to air. On the way home, I distinctly remember walking past the news studio with Chuck Faulkner sitting at his on air desk.
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2016-03-21 05:03:54 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Yes - I even appeared on it once to show my postcard collection!
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2016-05-09 09:25:59 UTC
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It was called "Uncle Reggie's Funfair" ....... in 1964 the dance school I was in did 3 performances on the show.... my one and only television debut 😊
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It was called "Uncle Reggie's Funfair" ....... in 1964 the dance school I was in did 3 performances on the show.... my one and only television debut 😊
All these people were eventually convicted of being paedophiles and died after being bashed in prison . . .
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2016-07-27 06:35:37 UTC
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Ye mate, we just talkin. It was uncle reggies fun fair. Clint
Jeßus
2016-07-27 09:00:03 UTC
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Ye mate, we just talkin. It was uncle reggies fun fair. Clint
Anther google group imbecile.
g***@gmail.com
2017-05-29 21:30:54 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during the mid
'60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or similar and had
various segments including one by the Police re road safety etc. It was ch 7
or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Yep, I watched that on Ch 7 ...Uncle Reggie (Reg Quartley) and Uncle Mac ( Arch McKirdy ) I went to school with his son John...
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2017-05-29 22:53:50 UTC
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Post by Jason James
This program ran ,I think for 11/2 hrs every Sat afternoon during
the mid '60s. It had a central character called "uncle Reg" or
similar and had various segments including one by the Police re
road safety etc. It was ch 7 or 9
Anyone remember it?
thanx,.. Jason.
Yep, I watched that on Ch 7 ...Uncle Reggie (Reg Quartley) and Uncle
Mac ( Arch McKirdy ) I went to school with his son John...
I sure hope Jason James has been watching this thread carefully for over
seven years. Otherwise it would be a complete waste to respond to such
an old thread.

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