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form y separately published work icon Round the Twist series - publisher   film/TV   children's   fantasy  
Adaptation of Round the Twist Paul Jennings , 1990 selected work children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Round the Twist
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Tony Twist and his three children (thirteen-year-old twins Pete and Linda and nine-year-old Bronson) move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian coast. They soon discover that the lighthouse and the outhouse are haunted.

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  • Further Reference:

  • Produced in 1989 and delivered to Channel 7 in November of that year, Round the Twist did not air in Australia until August 1990, four months after the world premiere on the BBC (April 1990).

    Source: ACTF (https://blog-actf.com.au/imdb-and-wikipedia-are-wrong-round-the-twist-did-not-premiere-30-years-ago-this-april/). (Sighted: 21/03/2019)

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First known date: 1990

Works about this Work

Round the Twist’s Fans Grew up – and Their Love for the Show Grew with Them Jessica Balanzategui , Djoymi Baker , Joanna McIntyre , Liam Burke , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 September 2021;

'Australian kids’ TV show Round the Twist gained an international following when it was first broadcast in 1989-1990. Broadcast over four seasons up until 2001, young audiences were thrilled by the supernatural adventures of the lighthouse-dwelling Twist family.' (Publication summary)

The Slow Death of Australian Children’s TV Drama Anna Potter , Huw Walmsley-Evans , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 27 April 2017;

'Australian children’s TV may have recently picked up an Emmy Kids award for the ABCME animation Doodles, but otherwise kids’ TV in this country is in a dire state.

'Free-to-air TV networks have to commission certain amounts of children’s programs each year. But in recent years there’s been a dismaying lack of new live action shows, or recognisably Australian content. Instead, local children’s TV has become dominated by animation with little sense of place.'

Hazel in Tune with Needs of a Nation Sarah Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 60-61)
'As tributes flow for former first lady Hazel Hawke and her brave public battle with Alzheimer's disease, those close to her tell Sarah Blake how she changed Australia for the better.'
Networks Fight Children's TV Local Quota Michael Lallo , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 March 2012; (p. 21)
Networks Fight Children's TV Local Quota Michael Lallo , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 March 2012; (p. 21)
Hazel in Tune with Needs of a Nation Sarah Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 60-61)
'As tributes flow for former first lady Hazel Hawke and her brave public battle with Alzheimer's disease, those close to her tell Sarah Blake how she changed Australia for the better.'
The Slow Death of Australian Children’s TV Drama Anna Potter , Huw Walmsley-Evans , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 27 April 2017;

'Australian children’s TV may have recently picked up an Emmy Kids award for the ABCME animation Doodles, but otherwise kids’ TV in this country is in a dire state.

'Free-to-air TV networks have to commission certain amounts of children’s programs each year. But in recent years there’s been a dismaying lack of new live action shows, or recognisably Australian content. Instead, local children’s TV has become dominated by animation with little sense of place.'

Round the Twist’s Fans Grew up – and Their Love for the Show Grew with Them Jessica Balanzategui , Djoymi Baker , Joanna McIntyre , Liam Burke , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 September 2021;

'Australian kids’ TV show Round the Twist gained an international following when it was first broadcast in 1989-1990. Broadcast over four seasons up until 2001, young audiences were thrilled by the supernatural adventures of the lighthouse-dwelling Twist family.' (Publication summary)

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