The Monday Dump is the perfect nightcap to end the traditional back-to-work Monday blues. Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper described it as "remarkably therapeutic", delivering "a strangely satisfying notion of defying the workday rules and staying up and laughing loud into the night, on a Monday."
More than just television, The Monday Dump exemplifies all that is great about Australia, and indeed, the world. It brings you the facts, front and centre. It keeps you warm. It's good for propping up the old noggin when the day has got you down.
With the inimitable Slaven and Nelson delivering their unique mix of celebrity interviews, showbiz news and sports analysis, The Monday Dump is the only way to start off the week and stay informed and entertained.
This is the sort of foresight that has kept Roy and H.G. at the top for so long. Why wait until the end of the week for a round-up of what's happening? No, With The Monday Dump you can stay ahead of the pack - get your round-up on Monday. There'll be plenty of time to clean out the corral later in the week. First you've got to fill it.
And that's exactly what The Monday Dump gives you; plenty of stuff to fill your corral. They have set the pace in this arena with countless interviews with the movers and shakers of sport, politics and industry. When the powerful want to reach the nation they turn to the people's champions, Roy and H.G.
The Monday Dump airs Monday nights at 10.30pm AEST.
Roy Slaven's remarkable sporting career came to an end on September, 14, 1986, when he led the Lithgow Shamrocks
to victory in the Group Ten Rugby League Grand Final at the Lithgow Recreation Ground. Roy had returned for a
farewell season to the team that had launched his career when, as a fifteen-year-old in 1968, he had scored
the winning try in an almost identical Grand Final.
In the eighteen years between '68 and '86, Roy represented Australia in Rugby League: (8 tests inc. Kangaroo Tour 1972);
in Cricket: (5 tests - best performance 127 n.o. and 4-79 v West Indies, Port of Spain 1973); Swimming: (Bronze 100
metres, Munich); Athletics: (1500 metre finalist, Moscow); Tennis: (Davis Cup 1973, 1977. quarter finalist Wimbledon 1973.
French Open quarter finalist 1977. US Open fourth round 1973. Winner New South Wales 1972, 1976. Winner Scottsdale 1977,
1981. Winner Madrid 1977. Lithgow Open 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1986); Shooting: (Eighth - Small Bore Pistol
World Titles, Dusseldorf 1977); Snooker: (quarter finalist Dublin World Masters 1978) and Boxing: (NSW Light Heavyweight
Amateur Champion 1977).
But Roy is perhaps best remembered as the trainer of Rooting King - winner of the Melbourne Cup, the Sydney Cup,
the W.S. Cox Plate, the Kentucky Derby - and ridden by Les Roycroft to win the Olympic Gold Medal for Dressage -
all in the one year. The giant black stallion had been discovered by Roy in a Blayney slaughteryard and by 1986
had won three million dollars in prize money. At this time Roy was uncertain as to what his future direction should
be - continue horse training or try to do something useful in the media. He promptly renewed his acquaintance with H.G.
Nelson, who was similarly at a loose end, and together they founded the Institute of Australian Intelligence.
Roy is currently on the Boards of the UN Cultural Development Organisation, the CSIRO, the WBO and the STC, and is
an adviser to the Australian Defence Department.
Along with H.G. Nelson, Roy has produced triumphs in the world of television the likes of which have not been seen
since Ed Sullivan juggled a grand piano and a chainsaw. He co-hosted the award-winning The Dream during the Sydney
2000 Olympics, The Nation Dumps: Election 2001, The Ice Dream from the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, where
he spent time with Prince Albert of Monaco, Geek at the Games in Manchester and The Monday Dump.
H.G. Nelson left school at the age of fifteen, having failed his Intermediate Certificate. The teachers of
Nuriootpa High School were glad when the nuggety pain in the neck cleared his desk and sauntered through the
school gates for the final time. "We can't teach him anything he does not know already! However he must try harder
and apply himself," bellowed his final report card.
H.G. enrolled in the School of Life in 1974 and graduated from the University of Hard Knocks with honours in 1986.
This was the perfect preparation for his current employment.
After many years at the media coalface, many in conjunction with partner, Roy Slaven, H.G. can distil the
philosophy of their success into the following few words, "Go in hard, early and often. Win the stink and
win the match! And remember: in or out . . . it is always worth a shout!"
H.G.'s opportunities in the media have given him a chance to learn the hard crushing lessons of life from those
geese who have made all the mistakes before him.
H.G. knows his cheese, big fish and where to get them, horses and how to pick winners, pigs and where to shoot
them. For relaxation, H.G. loves throwing the swag in the back of the ute and barrelling off for a flathead
frenzy by day and a full-on night shoot once the sun dips below the horizon.
While H.G. has been showered with awards, three take pride of place on the top shelf of his Nuriootpa home
games room. They are the sterling silver Fat Splash Trophy awarded by Don Dunstan (former S.A. Premier) for
best bomb from the Brighton Jetty in 1978, a runner-up's medal in the Kiama Blow Hole Big Blow Off and the
Pro Hart plaque awarded by the South Coast Tourist Commission for The Best Bag caught during Mullet Week,
Narooma in 1994. (H.G.'s record set that year of fifty-three mullet bagged in 37 minutes still stands).
H.G. Nelson is co-host of the long-running Sunday afternoon radio sports program This Sporting Life on Triple J.
From this platform he is able to dip his toe selectively into many other media swamps, including co-hosting with
Roy Slaven The Dream during the Sydney 2000 Olympics, The Nation Dumps: Election 2001, The Ice Dream from the
Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, took a geek at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and, of course,
The Monday Dump.
Feedback: Shout about it Something got your goat? Let Roy and H.G. help you get it back. Handing out bouquets? We have the florist's number.
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