Last updated on 25 August 2006 at 11:01:49 UTC
|Romper Room was a pre-school children's programme, based upon the successful
American franchise created by Bert and Nancy Claster.|
|Years of production
||ATN7 Sydney, SAS10 Adelaide, NBN3 Newcastle|
Fremantle International Productions*
R.A. Becker and Co. Pty. Ltd.*
There were at least three versions produced in Australia:
- The ATN7 version, which by 1974 would become the national Seven Network version,
commenced production in 1963 and was initially hosted by Miss Colleen, then
later by Miss Helena, with Mr. Doo Bee, who would call out children's names through the
magic mirror. Miss Helena was later followed by Miss Megan. Seven axed the program in 1988 after it had adopted
Fat Cat And Friends following SAS' network affiliation change.
- SAS10 Adelaide produced a local version that was one of their first local productions
starting in 1965. The shows first hostess was Miss Michele (Michele Kenny).
The SAS version also screened on TVW7 Perth and ATV0 Melbourne.
- A local version was also produced for many years by NBN3 Newcastle. It was originally hosted by Miss Anne, followed by Miss Louise, and then finally by Miss Kim along with the station's mascot, Big Dog.
Both are still seen on the station today.
* = denotes producers of the NBN-3 version.
* I think I've buggered it up...