Today show too early on Skippy anniversary

50 years since Skippy aired -or since the pilot was made?

Tony Bonner, who this week paid a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park to mark 50 years since Skippy‘s pilot was filmed, was also a guest on the Today show yesterday.

Today suggested it was 50 years since Skippy aired, but the National Film and Sound Archive indicates that’s still another 2 years away:

Title No: 137998
Broadcast Date: 1968 – 1970
Production Date: 1966 – 1969
Produced as: Series
Categories: Children; Drama
Media: Television
Summary: A children’s television adventure series about a young boy and his pet kangaroo, produced by Fauna Productions and Norfolk International Productions. There were 91 episodes, in three series, beginning in February 1968. The show was shot in colour on 16 mm film, but at the time of first screening Australian television was still in black and white. First Series: Episodes 101 – 139. Second Series: Episodes 140 – 178. Third Series: Episodes 179 – 191.
Country of Origin: Australia
Language: English

3 Responses

  1. You have said that Today show had segmentmark “50 years since Skippy‘s pilot was filmed”. Doesn’t that coincide with the production date as per your extract from National Film and Sound Archive.

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