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Interview with Australian comedy legend, Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is an Australian cultural icon and a significant figure in the 40-year history of the ACTF, having starred in Lift Off!, Round the Twist and The Genie from Down Under. We spoke to Mark about his time on these iconic shows and how he became one of Australia's best known comedic personalities.

A character to represent Every Child

Whether or not you’re familiar with Lift Off!, there’s one face – or lack thereof – that most Australian children of the nineties will recognise. In this article, we explain the philosophy behind EC and debunk the myth that children were terrified of the gentle puppet, who was beloved by the children of Lift Off! both on and off screen. 

Series spotlight: Lift Off!

It’s been 30 years since Lift Off! first aired, but three decades on it remains one of Australia’s most iconic children’s programs. In this article, we look back at what made this series so successful at the time, and why it still holds a special place in the hearts and memories of those who grew up watching it.

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