About Don Spencer
Whilst continuing his singing and song writing commitments Don expanded his career into TV and Radio when he hosted his own show Gangway for seven years in England and at the same time co-hosted the top rating radio music show on the BBC called Pop-Inn. Guests were the ‘who’s who’ of show business. On TV, Don’s guests included Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Liv Ullman, Joanna Lumley and many, many other stars.
At the same time Don was also performing in Australia, on TV, in concert and cabaret. Don hosted Playschool on ABC TV for 28 years, He is the only person who has presented Playschool in England and Australia. Don also hosted the long running ABC children’s radio show Kindergarten of the Air. He appeared in several feature films including Barry Mackenzie Holds His Own with Barry Humphries which was filmed in London. Don also acted in many TV shows including The King’s Men, Country Practice, Sons and Daughters, East of Eden and many others.
Don has also been receiving a wonderful response around Australia from the Don Spencer’s Baby Karaoke series.
In addition to his artistic skills, Don represented NSW in hockey (Australian Champions), played international hockey for Kenya, was a member of the Kenya Olympic Squad, played provincial rugby Central Province (Africa), first grade cricket/squash and championship table tennis.
Don continues to travel extensively and perform his songs throughout Australia in cities, country and remote areas.