Watch This Space

Watch This Space is an Australian children's science fiction television series which ran on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 7 April to 13 June 1982.

Watch This Space
GenreChildren's science fiction
Written byMike Meade
StarringPaul Chubb
Ron Blanchard
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Running time30 mins.
Original networkABC
Original release7 April (1982-04-07) –
30 June 1982 (1982-06-30)

The show starred Paul Chubb, in his first leading role on a television series, as a red-skinned alien named Rufus who arrives on Earth and attempts to break into show business. The alien is helped by a local man, played by co-star Ron Blanchard, who attempts to help him fit in including helping disguise his spaceship as a normal home and later moved in with him as a roommate.

Being largely unaware of Earth culture, the alien would regularly become involved in comical social situations. This was most often at his human friend's expense who, while receiving weekly visitors, continually tries to explain away his odd behaviour and the existence of his talking shipboard computer. Other actors who appeared on the series included local bands, performers and celebrity guest stars such as Steve Bisley, Liddy Clark, Jon English, Rebecca Gilling, Tracy Mann and Kris McQuade.

Apart from Paul Chubb, actors used their own names for the characters they played.


  • Watch This Space at IMDb
  • "The Definitive Science Fiction Television Encyclopedia - Appendix". 2008.
  • "Watch This Space (1982)". OZTV Credits. 2008.