Thanks to ViaVision, some more classic Australian (and British) TV series are getting DVD releases in September (2021).
The television series ON THE BUSES was a huge hit with viewers becoming an evergreen favorite for decades to come
ON THE BUSES (1971) When the Town and District Bus Company finds itself short-staffed, it is Inspector Blake who comes up with the brilliant idea of employing women drivers. The company are delighted but the bus crews – led by Stan Butler and his conductor Jack – are horrified.
MUTINY ON THE BUSES (1972) Stan has announced his engagement–but all that can go wrong does. The flat he had planned to buy for his new life has shot up in price–his only means of making the extra lolly is to be promoted to the new Safari Park route.
HOLIDAY IN THE BUSES (1973) Inspector Blakey has finally got Butler. Three wrecked buses results in termination for Stan and Bob. But their unemployment doesn’t last for long when finding work running a holiday bus at a camp by the seaside – and with all the birds in the holiday mood, the lads are assured to strike it lucky.
The final 3 series of the popular British Mystery Drama
Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe (Richard Griffiths) plans to retire after 25 years on the Force and opens his own restaurant – Pie in the Sky – much to the dismay of his superiors. After being shot on duty in his last case, his decision is reaffirmed; however, when his conduct on that case is called into question he is forced to continue on a part-time basis by the duplicitous Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair), who is fully aware that Henry is the main reason why so many crimes get solved. How will Henry cope combining running a restaurant with his detective work?
Logie nominated and winner of 2 A.F.I awards, the series was filmed on location in Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs.
Debuting in April 1997, the series cast Graham as Elvis Maginnis. Although he was born into a family of criminals, Elvis chose to become a police officer – albeit, not an entirely ethical one. Now retired from the force, Elvis runs a dry-cleaning business in the old neighborhood. Despite his best efforts to avoid trouble, Elvis invariably finds himself sucked back into the grey area between good and bad.
Collects all 86 episodes from Season 17
By 1999 The Bill had returned to the one-hour format, remaining a Top 10 UK drama ever for ITV and a popular Saturday night fixture on ABC-TV in Australia. Starring such fan favourites as Sgt Cryer (Eric Richard), WPC Ackland (Trudie Goodwin), DCI Jack Meadows (Simon Rouse) and PC Dale “Smitthy” Smith (Alex Walkinshaw), this 23-disc set contains all 86 episodes from the seventeenth series, which sees the departure of long-running character Sgt. Bob Cryer.
One of The Bill’s best-loved characters
Christopher Ellison reprises his role as Frank Burnside, first aired in 2000. Having built his reputation on good detective work – combined with his unique approach of putting suspects’ heads down the toilet and making their lives hell – Burnside is back on familiar form heading a crack unit in the National Crime Squad, Britain’s equivalent of the FBI.
One of Australia’s most popular primetime television programs, the award-winning A Country Practice is a drama series about the residents of the small country town of Wandin Valley, New South Wales.