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Doug Anthony Allstars to return to ABC for documentary series

The ABC is set to air a two-part factual series on The Doug Anthony Allstars, a comedy music trio comprised of Paul McDermott, Richard Fidler and Tim Ferguson.

Tick F***ing Tock will reveal the story of the three original comedians, why they broke up and dealing with Ferguson’s illness, multiple sclerosis. It also features Paul Livingston, who in 2014 replaced Fidler on guitar.

The Doug Anthony Allstars

It will be curated by Ted Robinson, the man who gave the Allstars their first break on TV show The Big Gig.

Two of the Doug Anthony All Stars trio are currently employed by the ABC. McDermott hosts ABC TV’s Think Tank, which has been described as ‘a quiz show with a difference’, while Fidler hosts a daily radio interview program. In 2016, Ferguson discussed his struggle with multiple sclerosis on Fidler’s program.

The documentary comes the same year as an apology from the group over a 1990s harassment campaign against News Corp journalist Candace Sutton.

Ticking F***king Tock is a GNW TV production, produced by Robinson and Anna Cater.

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