Children’s TV projects given ACTF development funding

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation has approved development funding for new live action drama, comedy and factual projects.

The successful applicants were:

Buster Productions – NSW – $32,911 for the comedy series “Parent Up”
Northern Pictures – NSW – $48,203 for further script development for “Hardball”
Every Cloud Productions – VIC – $12,330 for further development of the live action drama series “Seven Little Australians”
Flying Kite Pictures & Sticky Pictures – NSW – $10,160 for the factual entertainment series “Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors?”
Princess Pictures – VIC – $24,850 for the live action series “Mrs. Grumble’s Weekend Rumble”
Tsavaga Pty Ltd – VIC – $17,380 for the live action drama series “The Lit Mix”


  1. Your story, David, brings to mind an earlier version of Seven Little Australians. It aired in 1973 on ABC and featured Aussie acting greats, the late, lamented Leonard Teale (a stalwart of the long-running pioneer cop show Homicide) and Ruth Cracknell (Maggie Beare in Mother and Son). I have fond memories of the series despite not having seen it for 45 years.

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