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The web's first site dedicated to 'Pot Luck', a talent show made by the Grundy Organisation for Network Ten Australia. 'Pot Luck' ran for only one season in 1987, and enjoyed a mild revival in 1993 when some of the more ambitious acts were featured as filler on 'The Late Show' on ABC-TV. Best remembered for highly critical resident judge, Bernard King.

Act 17 – The Spangles

Yes, I know.  More children singing more songs that are perhaps a little outside their vocal and/or subject matter comfort zone.  And more children that should be at school instead of appearing on an alleged ‘talent’ show. Not content to … Continue reading

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Act 16 – Sally Scroop

This week, we’ve got another dancer.  Young Sally Scroop.  Judging by her routine, one can tell she must have been the alpha of her calisthenics group. Bernard’s judgement was both brief and blunt.   However, when coupled with input from children’s … Continue reading

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Act 15 – Rita Eldridge

Another week, another pianist.  What was it with 1980s talent shows and pianists? Again, Pot Luck’s policy of not being discriminating strikes again.  Spritely octogenarian Rita Eldridge could certainly bash out a tune. She could probably also bash out some … Continue reading

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Act 13 – Darren Schutz *NEED VIDEO UPLOAD*

As well as the usual line up of singers, dancers and musicians, Pot Luck attracted a few other entertainers.  Such as magicians. You’ve heard the expression ‘so bad, it’s good’, haven’t you?  Darren Schutz’ magic show is all this, and … Continue reading

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Act 12 – Christopher Lopes *NEED VIDEO UPLOAD*

As you may have gather, Pot Luck was arguably the least discriminating talent show ever to see the light of day on Australian television.  Indeed, whether you were 9 or 90, if your number was up, the stage was yours … Continue reading

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Act 14 – Alan and Brenda

Throughout the years, there have been many great male/female musical duos.  The Captain and Tenille, Eurythmics, Wayne and Wanda, Alan and Brenda … If you haven’t heard of the last one, don’t panic.  Not many people have.  More’s the pity.  … Continue reading

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Act 11 – Razia *NEEDS VIDEO UPLOADED*

Another Pot Luck contestant, another dancer.  For some reason, Pot Luck seemed to bring many would-be performance artists out of the woodwork. Today’s example, Razia, attempted to bring a little spice into the Pot Luck studio.  She was going to … Continue reading

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