Friday Flashback: Prime Time
Crawfords '80s soap was centred around a current affairs show, where the men had handlebar moustaches & the women had shoulder pads.
Speaking of 1980s newsrooms….
This week’s Friday Flashback is a look back at Prime Time, Nine’s soap which was centred around a current affairs show, called Assignment.
60 episodes screened from January 1986 – 1987 (an amazing feat by today’s standards), produced by Crawford Productions.
The men had handlebar moustaches and the women had shoulder pads. The opening titles may have been designed on a Hewlett Packard.
The cast featured Chris Orchard, Tony Hawkins, Nina Landis, Peter Kowitz, David Whitney, Peter Whitford, Gary Sweet, Tottie Goldsmith, Katrina Foster and a young Ben Mendelsohn.
By 1994, Frontline debunked the whole genre, and we’ve never looked back.