The Doug Anthony All Stars & Friend - l to r Richard (Fidler), Tim (Ferguson), Paul (McDermott)

The Doug Anthony All Stars

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The Doug Anthony All-Stars

One of the first ever Pozzitive productions was a half-hour special featuring the startlingly-original and genuinely (as opposed to synthetically) outrageous Doug Anthony All-Stars, a three-man singing & comedy group from Australia who had exercised such a compelling grip on two Edinburgh festivals in succession that the BBC gave them their own special, broadcast in December 1992.

The three comedians, Tim Ferguson, Richard Fidler & Paul McDermott, were a totally arresting mixture of scary and charming, and mixed comic songs, stand-up and audience participation at a furious pace.

The name “Doug Anthony All-Stars”, apart from forming a handy acronym for things like their Australian show D*A*A*S Kapital, comes from a little-known-outside-Australia politician and occasional Deputy Prime Minister...

The Doug Anthony All-Stars

30m Special

First Tx 31/12/92 BBC2 21.25-21.55

Starring The Doug Anthony All-Stars
Tim Ferguson
Richard Fidler
Paul McDermott
with special guest
FlaccoPaul Livingston
Written byTim Ferguson
Richard Fidler
Paul McDermott

Costume Designer
Marlene Lawlor

Make Up Designer
Vanessa Poulton

Properties Buyer
Cathy Cosgrove

Resource Co-ordinator
Mike Endersby

Visual Effects Designer
Steve Bowman

Camera Supervisor
Roger Fenna

Vision Mixer
Heather Gilder

VT Editor
Mykola Pawluk

Production Team
Lindsey Chamier
Zarina Dick
Christopher Lambert

Production Assistant
Anna Staniland

Programme Management
IPH Westhall

Production Manager
Francesca Gilpin

Sound Supervisor
Laurie Taylor

Lighting Director
Graham Rimmington

Andrew Howe Davies

Produced & directed byGeoff Posner

The Doug Anthony All-Stars

Alas, the show has never been released on DVD, but you can find out about the DAAS and the show by clicking here

and here's a good BBC one

and there's even more info on this website about Australian comedy

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