The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on June 4, 1989 · Page 144
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 144

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Sunday, June 4, 1989
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JUNE 4. 1989 THIS WEEK Si co ?! 01 ; D C ' CO CQ 3 JO b 51 3 POW! ZOWIE! What a way to go-go! Yes, that high-camp spoof Batman is back. The original TV series, all 120 episodes, begins a repeat screening on Channel 10 at S pm tomorrow ahead of a new Batman movie due in Australia in September. The series, based on the comic book character invented by Bob Kane, first went into production in the US in 196S. TRIVIA fans will be interested to know Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics, edition number 27, in 1939. That was followed by a movie serial, starring Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft as Batman and Robin, in 1943. THE TV series stars Adam West and Burt Ward as the dynamic duo but West was not the first choice for the role of Batman. Ty Hardin was front runner but he was shooting a spaghetti western in Italy when Batman went into production. Roaring back to your screens: Batman and Robin. MICHAEL J. Fox, star of Channel 7's Family Ties, didn't include the J in his stage name for affectation. It was to avoid confusion with Michael Fox, who played Inspector Basch in Batman. AS all Batman fans know, he is really a wealthy philanthropist called Bruce Wayne. Robin is his ward, Dick Grayson. For years, there have been jokes about Batman's relationship with his boy wonder, Robin. The producers claim there was nothing gay about them but as executive producer William Dozier put it: "Aunt Harriet was a character we made up. That was to keep them from looking like homosexuals. We put a woman in the house to balance the act." THE list of guest stars in Batman reads like a Hollywood Who's Who. In the first two episodes, Hi Diddle Riddle and Smack In The Middle, Frank Gorshin is the villainous Riddler and Jill St John plays his girlfriend, Molly. As the series unfolds, guest stars include Cesar Romero (the Joker); Burgess Meredith (the Penguin); Joan Crawford (the Devil); Ethel Merman (Lola Lasagne); Vincent Price (the Egghead); George Sanders (Mr Freeze); Milton Berle (Louis the Lilac) and Liberace (Chandell). Joan Collins, who is about to leave Dynasty, talks about her co-stars and her eight years as superbitch Alexis. BWhat Others WatchH BRITAIN 1 Coronation St (WedSun) ' 2 Coronation St (MonSun) Neighbours EastEnders (ThurSun) East Enders (TuesSun) The Bill After Henry 8 News At Ten 9 Catchphrase Busman's Holiday 10 AMERICA 1 Roseanne 2 Bill Cosby Show 3 Cheers 4 A Different World 5 60 Minutes 6 Golden Girls 7 Wonder Years 8 Hunter 9 Witness (movie) 10 Empty Nest 1IJWA J Sir David Attenborough tells ofhispartin Channel Seven's environmental special, Climate In Crisis, on Tuesday night PLUS ROB LOWING S PICK OFTHE VIDEOS 12 FROM THE INSIDE WITH GEORGE NEGUS 14 SYDNEY PROGRAMSMOVIE HIGHLIGHTS 19 WOLLONGONGSOUTHERN REGION PROGRAMS. 26 NEWCASTLE PROGRAMS AND HIGHLIGHTS 29 BOAT SHOW '89 FEATURE 31 The Sun-Herald TV Magazine. Editor: Rodger Dolman-Telling. Art Director: Helen Fong. Chief Photographer: Quentin Jones. Advertising Manager: Larry Jamieson. Phone: 282 3202. Published by John Fairfax Group Pty Limited, 235-243 Jones Street, Broadway, Sydney, 2007. Printed by Macquarie Publications Pty Ltd, 55 Wheeler's Lane, Dubbo, NSW. The Sun-Herald TV Magazine is inserted into The Sun-Herald, June 4, 1989. TV MAGAZINE

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