The Naked Vicar Show

The Naked Vicar Show is a satirical Australian radio and television series.[1] The classic Australian sitcom Kingswood Country was spawned from sketches in the series.

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ProductionEdit

The series was written and produced by Gary Reilly and Tony Sattler and made by their company RS Productions for ABC Radio's Double J, (later Triple J when the station changed from AM to FM), before making a record titled The Naked Vicar Show in 1975 (containing highlights from season 1) and being adapted successfully for television by Channel Seven. The series premiered in 1977 and ended in 1978. The stars also performed a live cabaret season of the show during 1976.

RadioEdit

  • Season 1 March 21 - 13 June 1976 (13 x 30 mins)[2]
  • Season 2 7 November 1976 - 20 March 1977 (13 x 30 mins)[2]
  • Special - "The Vicar's Birthday Party" 11 July 1982 (60 mins) Broadcast live from the Sydney Opera House[2]

TelevisionEdit

  • Season 1 26 May 1977 - 1 November 1977 (13 x 50 mins)[2]
  • Season 2 14 February 1978 - 25 October 1978 (8 x 50 mins)[2]

CastEdit

The series starred comedy actress Noeline Brown (who had come to fame on The Mavis Bramston Show), veteran announcer Kevin Golsby and actor-comedian Ross Higgins, with a supporting cast including Colin McEwan, Julie McGregor and Laurel McGowan.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with Australian chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
AUS
[3]
The Naked Vicar Show
(by Ross Higgins, Noeline Brown and Kev Golsby)
  • Released: 1975[2]
  • Format: LP
  • Label: EMI (EMC-2545)
-
Son of Naked Vicar
(by Ross Higgins, Noeline Brown and Kev Golsby)
  • Released: 1976
  • Format: LP
  • Label: EMI (EMC-2572)
55
Live from the Madge Burrows Room! / The Naked Vicar Show
(Noeline Brown, Kev Golsby, Colin McEwan and Julie McGregor)
  • Released: 1978
  • Format: LP
  • Label: EMI (2671)
84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Naked Vicar Show (1977 - 1978)". Australian Screen Online. National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Radio: The Naked Vicar Show". 13 February 2009.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 127, 282. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.