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All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1978 Comedy

All Things Being Equal - 22 Sept 1978 Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1978 Comedy

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This late 70s gender politics satire was a Television One sitcom written by future Gloss creator Rosemary McLeod; it was broadcast live-to-air from Avalon Studios. In this episode, Ginette McDonald’s lippy feminist withholds the joy of sex from her hippy hubbie, and Bruno Lawrence (sporting a magnificent anti-comb over) is the unreformed motorhead neighbour whose hangover cure is beer and cornflakes. Lawrence’s larrikin performance in the show was spotted by director Roger Donaldson who cast Bruno in his breakout big screen lead role: Al Shaw in Smash Palace

'Bloody Bruno, I'd forgotten about him. He might be what I want for Smash Palace.'
– Bruno Lawrence recalls to The Listener in 1987 how director Roger Donaldson's viewing of the sitcom led to his Smash Palace casting