Mark Juddery (1971-2015) wrote books, screenplays and numerous columns for newspapers and magazines.
Previously a writer-performer in theatre-in-education shows, he wrote and directed numerous short plays, which received public performances around the world, including New York.
He also wrote sketch comedy for radio and television and contributed a long-running column to the Canberra Times.
His books include 1975: Australia’s Greatest Year (Wiley, 2005), Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History (Penguin US, 2010) and Best. Times. Ever. (Hardie Grant, 2014).
Revenge of the geeks
EssayTHE TOMORROW PEOPLE now seems very "yesterday". It is fondly remembered as a poor man's Doctor Who – and as Doctor Who was notoriously cheap, that's not saying much. Yet when The Tomorrow People was produced in the 1970s, children adored it. They forgave (or were...
Yangon in shades of grey
ReportageIN ONLY ONE South-East Asian city I have visited can visitors walk around without fear of crime. The streets are paved with classic restaurants and teahouses, but the ubiquitous sights of McDonald's banners and neon Coca-Cola signs are nowhere...