'Puberty Blues is an Australian classic which chronicles a special moment of our history. In the early 1970s, the middle baby boomers were coming into their adolescence and early adulthood. The sexual revolution was in full flow. In America "teenagerdom" had come into its own in the sixties. It happened here in the seventies, with the arrival of drugs and the anti-Vietnam fed youth rebellion. And the wild mood finds its apotheosis in surf culture. Puberty Blues is a picture of Australian suburban life in revolution as the wild kids get their rocks off, exploring the worlds of the parents in a context where money and loans are much cheaper, divorce is much easier, full employment and prosperity abound, conventional morality is shifting and everything is endlessly possible.'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 20/8/2013)
'Eager to weave himself into the fabric of the family, Joe builds Ally a shed at the new house, but memories of Vince intrude. When Romeo enlists Max to help him make use of a stolen credit card and things go awry, Uncle Joe is the only person he can turn to. Ally invites Gabriel and his new girlfriend Sophie to dinner, but a seance carried out by Joe and the teenagers brings Ally more than she bargained for. Christine fights to master her growing desire for infidelity while Tim faces an uncertain future.'
Source: Australian Television Information Film Archive website, http://www.australiantelevision.net/ Sighted: 23/11/2010
'Tim Williams has a happy marriage, a good relationship with his teenage son Max and the respect of his peers. Everything about his working and personal future is looking quite bright. The problem though: 15 years ago, Tim had a brief affair with the drug-loving Nat Manning. The affair ended in Nat finding out she was pregnant. After admitting this to his wife Christine, they patched up their marriage and fought hard for custody of the child. Nat moved to London and has hardly been heard from since. But now, 10 years later, Nat is back in their lives. This time for good.'