Under Melbourne Tonight
Directed bySteve Messenger, Nicholas Bufalo, Dan Flett, Jacinta Hicken
Presented byStephen Hall (Host)
Vin "Rastas" Hedger (Host)
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersJill Harris, Dan Flett, Emma Travers, Liam O' Hara
Production locationsRMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
Running timeApprox. 60 min. (Including Commercials)
Production companyRMITV (Student Community Television Inc.)
Release
Original networkC31 Melbourne
Original release1993 on RMITV 1994 on MCT-31
Chronology
Preceded byThe World's Not Round
Followed byWhat's Goin' On There? (1998)

Under Melbourne Tonight was a weekly live variety hour television program produced by RMITV that broadcast on C31 Melbourne. Reaching a weekly viewership of 55,000 people each week, the show was reviewed in The Age's Green Guide by Jim Schembri on 22 December 1994 as "Sometimes funnier than Letterman". Under Melbourne Tonight was hosted by Stephen Hall[1] and Vin "Rastas" Hedger and featured regular segments with 3RRR's Tony Biggs,[2] Merrick and Rosso's[3] Merrick Watts and Tim Ross, Corinne Grant,[4] Peter Helliar[5] and many more. The show included segments ranging from live music, stand up comedy, movie reviews, music reviews, video game reviews, sports, news, current affairs, science and sketches. In 1998 the show was rebooted as Under Melbourne Tonight Presents...... What's Goin' On There?[6] and Whose Shout at the Stumpy Arms in 1999.

Guests

Musical guests included Lecher Purvy, Cosmic Psychos[7] Weddings Parties Anything,[8] TISM,[9][10][11][12] Pray TV,[13] The Avalanches,[8] The Lucksmiths,[7] Penelope Swales[7] and many more. Stand up comedy guests included Marty Sheargold,[13] Dave O'Neil,[14] Bruno Lucia,[13] Pommy Johnson,[7] Wil Anderson,[7] Rove McManus,[7] Alan Brough,[7] Dave Hughes[8] and many more.

Cast

Presenter Role Tenure
Stephen Hall Host
Vin "Rastas" Hedger Host
Tony Biggs Supporting cast
Rosso Supporting cast
Merrick Watts Supporting cast
Corinne Grant Supporting cast
Peter Helliar Supporting cast
James Young Supporting cast
Chris Pearson Supporting cast
Dr Andi Supporting cast
Duncan MacKew Supporting cast
Steve Polak Supporting cast
Carlos Raven Supporting cast
Andrew Young Supporting cast
Kealy Smith Supporting cast
Jason Elliott Supporting cast
Mel Northrop Supporting cast
Jenny Connely Supporting cast
Al Parkes Supporting cast
Liam O'Hara Supporting cast
Andrea Ho Voice Over Artist

References

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  4. ^ "UMT'97 - Nitty Gritty". Web.aanet.com.au. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  5. ^ "UMT'97 - Peter Helliar". Web.aanet.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. ^ "UMT presents - What's Goin' On There? media release". Web.aanet.com.au. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "UMT list'96". Web.aanet.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  8. ^ a b c "UMT list'97". Web.aanet.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  9. ^ "TISM on Under Melbourne Tonight (Channel 31, 27/04/95)". YouTube. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  10. ^ "TISM". Australianmusictrade.50webs.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Video TISM on Under Melbourne Tonight (Channel 31, 27/04/95) - Tism". 2KMUSIC.COM. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  12. ^ "TISM - Unauthorised, Unofficial, Unendorsed, Underpants (File) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  13. ^ a b c "UMT list'95". Web.aanet.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  14. ^ "UMT Xmas Special'97". Web.aanet.com.au. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.