Joy's World, created by Joy Hruby

Joy's World

A World of Entertainment

Celebrating Over 20 years on Community TV

Presenters & Crew

Joy Hruby OAM

Creator / Director / Producer
Actress, TV presenter, film-maker, author. Joy Hruby's program "Joy's World", shown 3 times a week on TVS Sydney (Channel 31), is the longest running show on Australian Community TV. Her book "The Dubbo Dazzlers" was published in 2003, she is currently working on her second book & an historical documentary.

Nolan Chow

Editor / Floor manager
Nolan has always wanted to work in the film and tv industry. Received his training at Metro Screen by scholarship, 2006: Certificate 4 in Screen, funded by the Dept. of Education and Training. Since then, Nolan has worked on community tv projects in Sydney on *JW *as Floor Manager and Editor, and on *Yanni's City Life* as Cameraperson and Editor on a one-person crew. In 2009, he worked on a Feature Film as Production Assistant. Currently working on tv documentaries about social and health issues such as cancer and short films.

Michael "Mad Mick" Phillip Allen

Camera, Audio Visual & Video Mixing
'All-around-hand' and coordinator "Mad Mick" first met Joy in 2002 through a course at the Aboriginal TAFE college in Redfern and started volunteering for her shortly thereafter. He now works on the community tv shows: The Tonight Show and 'Down and Out' with comedian Jason Ross, Once Upon a Time, a children's show, On The Job, Conversations with Robyn Walker, Horse Talk TV, and he did A Hundred and Forty Plays for Short and Sweet, 2008. A multifaceted life followed Mad Mick's first career as a Fitter-Machinist & Diesel Mechanic - timber stacker and grader, shearer and stockman, driving taxi cabs and state buses, and as a drover following "The Long Paddock". Today, he enjoys life as an organic gardener. Mick recalls with pride being a first grade 'Hooker' for Rugby Union. A social activist, in 1995 he was trying to rectify the poor maintenance of city buses, he stood as an Independent in NSW in the last three state elections in NSW. Austrlian born, Mick considers himself 'a human-being of the world'.

Fleur Castlereagh

Fleur Castlereagh is a Chiropractor and presenter who runs a Chiropractic clinic in Kirrawee. Her passion for Chiropractic and health began as a teenager when she suffered a back injury whilst competing in athletics. She had great relief from her back pain after receiving Chiropractic treatment which lead her to pursue a career in Chiropractic. Fleur has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters in Chiropractic. She also went on to become a Heptathlete and after a few years specialised in her best event, Long-Jump. She is the holder of numerous State and National medals.
Fleur recently retired from competing at a high level and then discovered that she had a passion for presenting. After completing a TV presenting course at Nida she began presenting on community TV on Joys World. She has just finished presenting and producing her own show called No Sweat which will be on TVS starting the 12th of June. No Sweat is all about Sport. The show goes to different sporting events and films the event as well as behind the scenes interviews and footage. The idea is to encourage people to have a go at different sports and also to publicise niche sports that are not usually covered on television.

Mark Barbeliuk

A long term presenter on Joy's World, Mark Barbeliuk is a journalist who has worked in television, property development and teaching. Mark now has his own program on TVS 'Mark my Words'.

Barton Williams

An orphan from Vietnam originally, Barton Williams joined the Joy's World Team in 2007. Barton a chronic "jack of all trades" balances his time as a school teacher/Kids TV producer/Actor/Author and National Water Ski champion outside of Joy's World. Barton is a proud Joy's World TV presenter that loves the dynamic unity that Joy's World provides each week. Barton is currently a student of A.C.T.T (Actors College Of Theatre and TV Sydney) He is extremely proud to be part of the Australian War Memorial's short film "THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN" and Sydney's Film Festival 2009 "MISSING WATER".

Loh Frank Chan

Frank Chan Loh, originally from Malaysia, has been living in Australia for over thirty years. He is a full-time writer. He writes novels, short stories, plays, some poetry and essays. His plays have been performed on radio and at festivals. His first novel When Dining with Tigers was published in 2000. He won the New South Wales Writers' Centre Poetry Sprint in 2005. One of his short stories gained a commended award in the Henry Lawson Short Story Competition in Gulgong, NSW in 2009.

Lycia Trouton

Dr. Lycia Trouton is a conference presenter and university lecturer who holds a research doctorate in contemporary visual arts. She comes to Joy's World with a passion for helping develop a culturally-diverse TV audience. Lycia has had a career as a Fine Arts teacher and adjudicator in Canada with past Leading Lady roles in college and community theatre and film. She holds 4 diplomas in Speech Arts/ Drama/TV Presenting/Effective Communication and 3 university art degrees (DCA, MFA, BFA Hons).

Dion Wilton

Technical Consultant

Daniel Bird

Presenter, Floor manager

Tara Cheesman

Presenter, Floor manager

Dorothy Johnson

Personal Assistant

Noel D'Souza


Angela Stevens


Susan Liebert

Theme Song:
"There Ought to be More People like You"

A tribute and acknowlledgement of the many people who have contributed their time and skills to help produce Joy's World for over 20 years. The listing will be expanded as time and information permit, if you have been involved in the show and would to be credited, please email us the relevant details