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The fifth in an anthology of documentaries for the nation's bicentennial. From Woy Woy to Wagga Wagga with humorist and honorary citizen Spike Milligan
'Australia is so big that I can only show you some of it - my some of it.'
Spike starts in Woy Woy , a small piece of suburbia-in-the-bush near Sydney. It's where his parents emigrated from London in 1953. 'I thought they were mad.
Then I came. And I went mad. I fell in love with the place.'
With his old friend, actor Bill Kerr , he heads for the bush - via Gumly Gumly and Grong Grong - to discover dunnies, yabbies, kelpies, tinnies, pokies and billies, to say nothing of smokoes, strides and dampers. All in all, a thoroughly Spikeish Oz odyssey. Sound IAN SANSAM
Film cameraman IAN STONE Film editor TONY HEAVEN


Unknown: Woy Woy
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Woy Woy
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Grong Grong
Producer: Tim Slessor

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