As I slowly digitise my extensive VHS collection, I stumble across the odd gem or two. And this, I consider to be a gem. ‘Small Tales and True’ was a series broadcast on the Comedy Channel in 1998, featuring amongst others Robyn Butler, Bob Franklin, Stephen Curry and Roz Hammond.
Each episode focused on a different aspect of Australian life in a mock-documentary style. This particular episode, Tigerland, focussed on the behind the scenes politics of the Richmond Football Club cheersquad. The episode centres on a battle for position of chief ‘slogan-writer.’ As you can see in parts, my video cassette was on it’s last legs when copied, so apologies for a few wonky moments. Enjoy