This weekend ABC1 will air The Real Graham Kennedy, a documentary that was originally due to air in 2010 but didn’t.
This is produced by Bob Phillips, who has run the TV World memorabilia museum on the Mornington Peninsula with wife Judy Banks.
TV history will reveal that there were two Graham Kennedys – the funny, somewhat irreverent and controversial one who inhabited our living rooms for so many years – and the other, an intensely private, shy but affable man who talks for the first time in this brand new documentary tribute. He speaks about his childhood, the early days in radio and TV, and his thoughts on life, marriage and death.
His friends, colleagues, fellow performers, housekeeper and driver all talk about the real Graham Kennedy they knew. This documentary utilises rare footage not previously seen on Australian television with wonderful memories from Denise Drysdale, Rosemary Margan, Philip Brady, Stephen Curry, Mike McColl-Jones and many more.
This is not just another re-hashed TV special but a new, rare insight into the boy from Balaclava who became the undisputed ‘King of Australian Television’.
10pm Sunday February 5 ABC1.