Shock Jock: episode guide
Series 1 | Series 2
The Price of Gold
It's the greedy '80s and Barry Gold, a hotshot DJ from Ipswich Queensland, is hired by the new owner of CHAT AM, a metropolitan talkback radio station. The new owner wants Barry to bring his brash, attention-grabbing style to the ailing station. Barry arrives, expecting to be given the influential morning show but is alarmed to hear he's on NightCrawlers, the late night show. Basil Hannigan, the broadcasting legend, owns the morning slot and despite his ageing audience, he's determined to keep it.
Guest Starring: Bruce Barnes as Batcave Client, Peter Hosking as Ray
It's Not What You Know
Barry Gold, CHAT AM's newest DJ, is told by the station's morning show king, Basil Hannigan, that "It's not what you know, it's who you know". Barry challenges Basil to get the Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, on his show. Basil, who knows everyone but Hawkie, desperately searches for a way to get him.
Guest Starring: Russell Fletcher as Randy Finklestein, Paul McCarthy as Brian Hobbs
Ruth Sharp, the dynamic, shoulder-padded Amazon who represents the new, new owner of CHAT AM, tells the team she wants more exposure for the station. Barry Gold takes this literally and does a nude radio show. His producer, Tracy Tracey is less than impressed. Meanwhile, station manager Jack Piper is trying to impress is young girlfriend by getting in shape with a Jane Fonda Workout video.
Guest Starring: Elise McCredie as Wendy
Where The Wild Things Are
There's another new owner of Radio CHAT AM who retains Ruth Sharp to begin a strategic plan for the station's future. This could be the time for Shock Jock Barry Gold to make his move on the morning show, and for his producer Tracy to get back to prime-time and some hard edged journalism. So Barry and Tracy decide to make an effort to work together in order to make a good impression on the new owner.
Guest Starring: Vic Plume as Lug, Matthew Quartermaine as Meat
As the Hitler diaries hit the news, CHAT-AM's number one DJ, Basil Hannigan, meets an old German offering to sell the diaries of Hitler's girlfriend, Eva Braun. The price is $50,000. Shock Jock Barry Gold and his producer Tracy Tracey search for a way to trump Basil.
Guest Starring: Tim Harris as Rainer Glick, Alex Menglet as Dieter Kohl
One For The Road
Barry Gold may be the hottest new talkback 'shock jock' on the block but that doesn't mean he can have a parking space at the station. A parking space is the most highly prized possession in any media organisation. As Barry pushes to get the high-powered morning show, his rival Basil Hannigan refuses to relinquish it. Station manager Jack Piper decides to put the two of them together once a week on the morning show and the sparks fly.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
When a shady doctor arrives to clear his name in a Deep Sleep Therapy scandal, he falls into the clutches of Barry Gold who prefers Shock Jock Therapy.
Guest Starring: Tim Robertson as Dr Arnold Kipax
Who Loves You Baby
It's Valentine's Day and Barry Gold has an admirer who wants a secret rendezvous.
Guest Starring: Christopher Brown as Nigel, Cameron Harris as Col, Stephen Kearney as Lee Ryder
Money For Nothing
Late night Shock Jock Barry Gold is proudly brought to you by Mad Mal's Discount Mall. But now Barry's arch enemy, Morning Show king Basil Hannigan, has a new sponsor—Wild Wally's Warehouse.
Dead To Air
Radio CHAT-AM's guest psychic predicts that "The Golden One will die!" which instills fear in everyone at CHAT-AM. But the announcement that asbestos is bad for your health brings the psychic prediction into a new light. CHAT-AM is full of the stuff. The station staff are panicking. When Barry Gold's late night show is bombarded with callers threatening to kill themselves, it's anyone's guess who will be the Golden One. When the Golden One finally dies, it's the last person anyone expects.
Guest Starring: Denise Scott as Miss Wanda, David Tredinnick as Bruce
The Power Rush
It's State Election time and hot shot DJ Barry Gold realises he's having an effect on the polls. He begins playing with the Parties, wreaking political havoc. It soon becomes apparent Barry could decide the outcome of the election.
Guest Starring: Jan Friedl as Susan McGee, Nathan King as Opposition Leader
The Real Thing
New-Romantic sensation Commie Pageant are on tour. Barry Gold loves the band and their "ponce-pirate" look. He's determined to have them on his show. But Morning Show maestro, Basil Hannigan, decides the band might help him discard his older image. The new style jock and the old go to war, using every trick in the book to get the Commies on their shows. Trouble starts when the angst-filled band reveal they have a new sound, thanks to their friends, Stock, Aiken & Waterman. Meanwhile, a large computer is given to Radio CHAT-AM by a sponsor, Mad Mal's Discount Mall. Dubbing the computer "MAL", everyone is amazed at its gigantic 1 megabyte memory. But MAL has a twitch…
Guest Starring: Geoff Brooks as Rowdy Roddy Ringo
Cops and Dobbers
Barry Gold is horrified when his outlandish mother arrives at Radio CHAT-AM. His horror grows when it's revealed his mother is an old "friend" of his rival, Basil Hannigan. Meanwhile, Flava Delight, the madam of the Batcave Brothel is on the run, accused of murder. The trouble is, her alibi is Basil who was a customer of hers at the time of the murder. Flava says the killer is a cop. Barry goes to air with the story.
Guest Starring: Jane Clifton as Joy Gold, Robert Morgan as Det. Insp. Stone
Australian Television Information Archive <www.australiantelevision.net>|
Website, original content and design © 1998-2017 T. Zuk, All Rights Reserved