Round the Twist is notable for having pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable for children's television, to the extent that the Australian Children's Television Foundation had difficulty finding a distributor for it: according to the ACTF's marketing Manager Jenny Buckland, "the scripts were declared 'too rude', 'not for television' and 'outrageous'".
@lynnesbian a lot of productions back then were dark. Ellie and Jools had a dead girl down a well. Mirror Mirror had toxic was sprayed on kids. The Miraculous Mellops straight up had a corny bunch of aliens that fuckin ate people.