Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A co-production of Britain's BBC, Australia's ABC and a number of children's-television concerns, Genie From Down Under boasted one of the most blatantly self-explanatory titles in TV history. Alexandra Milman starred as an English girl named Penelope, who came upon a magic opal containing two Australian genies, dad Bruce and son, Baz (sounds a bit like the American Saturday-morning offering Sigmund and the Sea Monsters). The series' two seasons were produced three years apart, in 1995 and 1998, explaining the cast changes amongst the supporting players. Twenty-six half-hour episodes of Genie From Down Under were produced in all.