I could not believe my eyes when I saw a commercial on the electric television for the timeless shows created by Crawford productions and in particular “The Last Of The Australians”
I remember watching that show back in the 70’s when it was first released and how the character of Ted Cook was always the source of discussion and laughter at high school the next day. The memories of that brilliant program has stayed with me for decades. Many years later, perhaps around the time of the first Gulf War, I discovered that channel 9 was airing The Last Of The Australians at 5:00am as I would be up at that ungodly hour preparing for work.
The memories of my high school days repeating the dialogue of dear Ted and Barney came flooding back and always put me in a good mood for my coming day at work.
As the years have gone by I searched high and low for this show. The internet had very little to offer and the closest thing I found was a small write up in the National Film and Television archives. The Wikipedia had more information but that was of little help as I wanted to find the complete seasons for purchase.
I recounted to my friends this wonderful program and how this show is a breath of fresh air even though it would never be broadcast again in these sickeningly political correct times.
The joy I felt when I saw the commercial knew no bounds and now I am a very happy man to have this wonderful example of Australian television from Crawford’s stable in my collection.
Thankyou for putting a smile on my face.
A wonderful piece of TV history
Posted by Phillipa on 29/04/2020
We had a wonderful time going through the episodes and even saw some we missed. We'll treasure it always.
Was such a funny show I just had to buy it.
Posted by Jeanette on 9/03/2020
Posted by edward on 7/10/2019
brought back so many memories of a once great show
Brings back great memories.
Posted by Sam on 19/08/2019
This comedy series is such a great gift to give,I gave it to my dad, he was thrilled and was looking forward to watching a very funny piece of television history.. 5stars Crawford’s.
Posted by Peter on 22/07/2019
extremely funnier than I remember
Posted by Linda on 8/07/2019
We havent laughed so much as we have watching the last of the Australians we loved the dvds
Posted by johannes on 5/06/2019
pity they don't make comedy like this anymore
Posted by Lee on 3/06/2019
This brought back memories. Shame many can’t remember it, but well worth watching.
PC Incorrect but so funny!
Posted by David on 25/05/2019
I remember this series when it first went to air then Channel 9 burying it in the overnight hours. By today's standards, Ted Cook would not survive the politically correct life we have to live but, there are still many Ted Cook's around and it is so funny to see how his family are aware of his shortcomings in tolerance and love to wind him up. If you have never seen it, do yourself a favour and watch the episode Unholy Mess.
All time funniest show ever.
Posted by Wayne on 24/05/2019
Without a doubt, one of the best sit-coms to come out of Australian TV during 1975-76. This show was well written, well acted and you could identify with the charactors so easily. This show is a classic of Australian TV, and a classic straight out of Crawford Productions. One of the best shows they ever produced, outside of all their cop shows. Every episode is a gem.
been looking for this DVD for about 2 years and ocne found your website it took about 5 minutes to arrange delivery
Posted by David on 23/05/2019
Posted by ross on 20/05/2019
we need more shows like this one
Posted by Raelene on 20/05/2019
I bought this for a friend who loved this show and it bought back so many memories for him about his uncle who has passed away. He love re-watching the show over again. Thank you Crawford’s for releasing it.I bought this for a friend who loved this show and it bought back so many memories for him about his uncle who has passed away. He loved re-watching the show over again. Thank you Crawford’s for releasing it.
Posted by Vicki on 3/06/2018
Hi can anybody tell me if this DVD has subtitles as my dad is deaf but would love this series thanks
Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, no this series does not have subtitles available.
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CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN COMEDY
Posted by darren on 10/04/2018
been waiting for the last of the australians to be released not dissapointed ! great australian comedy and well worth the money alwyn kurts and rosie sturgges at their best, the late great morrie fields and terry norris also star highlly rec
Posted by Sandy on 4/04/2018
Still as hilarious today as it was when it first screened - excellent cast and excellent show Well worth the money