BOB
BOB
BOB
BOB

Television

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Bob and Mark have been seen on a variety of Television programmes over the years. Included here are just a selection. Pour yourself a glass of dry white wine, sit back and relax as we journey through some of those memorable, small screen appearances. Bob on the Box

The Big Gig
The Big Gig
During one of his many appearances on this live variety show, Bob sang Green, Green Grass Of Home with The Five Blind Boys who were Toby Jack (Paul McDermott), St Ignatius Pop (Tim Ferguson), Dry Reg (Richard Fidler), Ron (Flacco) and Silent Neville.
1989-1992 ABC

The Money Or The Gun
The Money Or The Gun
Series hosted by Andrew Denton. Andrew's obsession with the song Stairway To Heaven meant that various guests, including Bob, covered the song on the show. A video was released featuring 25 different versions of the song.
1989 ABC
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'til Ten
'til Ten
Joan McInnes hosted this national morning magazine show on which Bob sang Escape.
14/02/89 Channel Ten

The Bert Newton Show
Bert Newton
Bob sang Surrender on Bert's short-lived midday show, accompanied by David Wells & Sue Ellen Alsop, the Pick A Hit Dancers.
1989 Channel 7

Our Place
Our Place
Melbourne early evening entertainment show broadcast weekdays and mixing music, chat and guests. Hosted by Shane Bourne, Wilbur Wylde and Red Symonds. Bob and Coralee promoted their Pick A Hit show at the Last Laugh and together they sang Havin' My Baby.
12/88 9 Network

Good Morning Melbourne
Good Morning Melbourne
Bob appeared with Coralee on the programme hosted by Annette Allison (who inspired Mark and Gina Riley to create the character Coralee in 1980) and co-hosted by Roy Hampson. They promoted Bob & Coralee's Pick A Hit, playing at the Last Laugh.
12/88 Channel Ten

Last Laugh Advertisement
Last Laugh Advertisement
Promotional advertisement for the Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant, Melbourne's top comedy venue where Bob & Coralee's Pick A Hit cabaret game show was playing to packed crowds.
1988

Good Morning Murwillumbah
Good Morning Murwillumbah Good Morning Murwillumbah
The regional daytime show contained music, chat, make-up demonstrations for underpriviledged children and a lot of hair care products. Hosts Bob and Coralee Hollow performed Havin' My Baby. (Sadly this TV pilot never aired.)
1988 ABC
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Festival 88
Festival 88
Bob made his UK TV debut on this Edinburgh Festival highlights programme. He played piano in the lobby of the Edinburgh Sheraton and sang Being Beige, his version of Being Green.
08/88 STV

Late Night Oz
Late Night Oz
Bob returned to Don's show a few weeks after his first appearance and sang Suspicion. In the chat that followed, Bob's mum, Mrs Ida Downe, phoned in from Murwillumbah and asked her son to stop using his fake American accent.
17/05/88 Channel Ten

Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Making his second television appearance on this comedy variety series hosted by Andrew Denton, Bob sang Strangers In The Night backed by the Bob Downe Show Band, i.e. Mark's own home-made Casio keyboard cassette tape!
17/04/88 ABC

Blah Blah Blah
Blah Blah Blah
Bob sang Suspicion.
1988 ABC

Late Night Oz
Late Night Oz
Bob's TV debut occurred on Don Lane's show (the very man Mark based the character on). Recorded at the old TEN 10 studio in North Ryde, Sydney. Bob sang his own version of You're The Top.
30/03/88 Channel Ten
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Sounds
Sounds
The GLOBOS appeared on Donnie Sutherland's live Saturday morning pop show when Tim Conigrave lip synced to What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted. Mark then covered the lead 'vocal' on what was to become Bob's signature tune, Yeh Yeh. The group line-up at this stage was Mark and Wendy with Jane Markey, Tracey Callander, Nell Schofield and Tim Conigrave.
1986 ATN7 Sydney

After Dark
After Dark
The GLOBOS guested on Donnie Sutherland's late night music programme when they sang The Beat Goes On.
1983 Channel 7

Countdown
Countdown
The GLOBOS made their second appearance on the hit parade show when the video for their second single The Beat Goes On was shown. The group line-up at this stage was Mark and Wendy with Jane Markey, David Pledger, Kim Trengrove and Greta Mendoza.
08/04/83 ABC

The Mike Walsh Show
The Mike Walsh Show
One of many appearances on Mike's midday variety show. The GLOBOS lip-synced That Old Black Magic live from Melbourne's National Theatre, St Kilda. The group line-up at this stage was Mark and Wendy with Jane Markey, David Pledger, Kim Trengrove and Jane Turner.
21/09/82 Channel 9

Wonder World!
Wonder World!
To promote their hit single Tintarella Di Luna!, the GLOBOS made an appearance on Simon Townsend's afternoon TV show with reporter Jono Coleman. The group line-up at this stage was Mark (Chip Wood) and Wendy (Gloria) with Jane Markey (Donna-Sue Hurt), Jane Turner (Kay Trent), Kim Trengrove (Cookie Stranger) and David Pledger (Murray The Man).
15/10/82 Ten 10

Countdown
Countdown
Ian "Molly" Meldrum counted down through the hits on his popular music programme of the 70s and 80s on Sunday nights at 6pm. Mark performed Tintarella di Luna! as part of the group he formed with Wendy De Waal, the GLOBOS. The group line-up at this stage was Mark and Wendy with Jane Markey, Kim Trengrove, David Pledger and Gabrielle Healy.
19/09/82 ABC