The event was held at a hotel just up the road from the location of the Number 96 flats.
Sale was writer and executive producer on The Mavis Bramston Show and the creator of Number 96.
Veteran actress Carol Raye was host for the proceedings, recalling how she pitched an idea to Seven who gave her £1200 to make the pilot of The Mavis Bramston Show with writer / performers Gordon Chater and Barry Creyton. After Raye left the series, Sale took over as executive producer.
Raye later returned to Australia and Sale asked her to join the cast of Number 96 where she played the role of Joe Hasham’s aunt.
In attendance were Maggie Dence who played Mavis Bramston plus Number 96 stars Lorrae Desmond, Elizabeth Kirkby, Elaine Lee, Sheila Kennedy and Wendy Blacklock, Foxtel executive director Brian Walsh, Nine’s chief classification officer Richard Lyle and TV critic and historian Andrew Mercado.
Number 96, Mavis Bramston and Me is published by Vivid Publishing.