Feb 19 2018

TV Week announces 2018 Logie Awards

TV Week has announced details of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards.

This year, for the first time, the awards will be hosted in Queensland, at The Star Gold Coast, and will take place on Sunday 1 July. It is the first time in the awards’ 60 years history that they are being presented from outside Sydney and Melbourne.

The later than usual date is largely due to the Gold Coast hosting the Commonwealth Games during April.

Voting for this year’s awards opens on Monday 5 March at www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au until 1 April. The nominations will be announced on 27 May.

And in the lead up to the night, TV Week will re-open voting for the 10 “most popular” categories from the short list of nominations. Live voting opens on 29 June and will conclude at the end of the TV Week Logie Awards‘ Red Carpet arrivals.

The 60th annual TV Week Logie Awards will be telecast on the Nine Network.

Source: TV Week

 

 

 

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Feb 12 2018

Obituary: Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former chairman of SBS, has died at the age of 92.

Born in Sydney of Lebanese descent, Shehadie developed an early interest in sport and was picked for the Randwick Rugby Club at age 15. He went on to play 30 Tests and 100 games for Australia, and captained the Wallabies.

After his sporting career he moved into public office, serving as Deputy Lord Mayor for the City of Sydney from 1969, and then Lord Mayor of Sydney from 1973 to 1975. He was knighted in recognition of his mayoral service in 1976.

From 1981 to 1999, Shehadie was chairman of SBS, leading the multicultural broadcaster through its early years as well as defending SBS against a proposed merger with ABC in the mid-1980s and seeing SBS television go from a Sydney and Melbourne channel to a national network.

SBS managing director Michael Ebeid today paid tribute to Shehadie:

 

Over his career, Shehadie had also been chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground, TAFE and NSW Rugby Union and president of the Australian Rugby Union.

The NSW Government is offering his family a state funeral.

Sir Nicholas Shehadie is survived by wife, former NSW governor Marie Bashir, and three children.

Source: SBS, ABC, Wikipedia

 

 

 

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Feb 05 2018

Skippy turns 50

Skippy gets a warm welcome from TAA air hostesses upon arrival in Melbourne to make a guest appearance on In Melbourne Tonight

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, possibly Australian television’s first great export, made its Australian debut 50 years ago this month — starting first in Sydney and Melbourne on 5 February 1968, with other states to follow.

Ninety-one episodes over three series were made between 1966 and 1969.  Following the adventures of the Waratah National Park ranger’s youngest son, Sonny Hammond, and his ultra-intuitive marsupial companion, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo was made by Fauna Productions with some financial assistance from the Nine Network. It was sold to 128 countries, including the United States where it was syndicated to 160 local television stations.

It was already showing in the United Kingdom, Finland, Netherlands, Canada (in both French and English) and Japan before it had debuted in Australia, and deals had been made to sell the show to Germany, France, Malta and Kenya.

A feature film, Skippy And The Intruders, was also made and Skippy merchandise was everywhere.

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo starred Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken JamesGarry Pankhurst as Sonny, Liza Goddard and a guest list that includes some of Australia’s most well-known actors. In 1969 it collected a TV Week Logie Award for Best Export Production — with Skippy, accompanied by trainer Scotty Denholm, present to accept the award with her human cast colleagues — and won numerous other industry awards.

Although the series ceased production after only 91 episodes, because it was filmed in colour (at a time Australian television was still in black and white) it continued to appear in repeats on the Nine Network on a regular basis until well into the 1980s. Although repeats of the show became sparse in subsequent years it has since returned to Nine and secondary channel 9Gem in the mid-dawn and early morning timeslots.

The building that was the set of the park ranger’s home and headquarters still stands virtually untouched, serving as a time capsule of the show with furniture and fixtures from its original use still in place, but is closed from the public. Approval was granted in 2017 for plans to restore the site to its former glory.

A spin-off series, The New Adventures Of Skippy, was produced in the 1990s, with Andrew Clarke (pictured below) playing a grown up Sonny Hammond as the head of a wildlife park in Queensland.

Source: TV Times, 31 January 1968. TV Week, 13 July 1968, 3 August 1968. TV Eye — Classic Australian TV. ABC

 

 

 

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Feb 04 2018

TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season.

American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, MASH is still a minor drawcard, having recently been snapped up by the Seven Network’s 7TWO.

Among returning — again American — titles are Mission Impossible, Love American Style, Adam 12, Room 222, Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In and The Brady Bunch.

Third cab off the rank is the Australian contingent — dramas Matlock Police and Number 96, quiz show The Moneymakers and its new spin-off Junior Moneymakers, variety show Young Talent Time, morning chat and advertorials on In Melbourne Today plus the line-up of afternoon shows include debuts for The Price Is Right and The Mike Walsh Show.

Then to wrap up, there’s first release movies, specials featuring Germaine Greer “at her best” and veteran performer Vera Lynn at Melbourne’s Festival Hall, Eyewitness News, sport and special events. There’s also a series of Australian plays, starting off with Brumby Innes: “Australia’s original male chauvinist pig. He’s tough, hard-drinking, hates authority, loves women. And he’s thoroughly entertaining.”

Source: TV Week, 3 February 1973

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Feb 01 2018

Ratings 2017: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2017.

The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs and time-shifted programs.

Seven Network ended the year on 29.2% (down 0.5 from last year), followed by Nine (27.7%, up 1.1), Ten (18.3%, down 0.8), ABC (17.3%, down 0.3) and SBS (7.4%, up 0.4). (6pm-12mn, 5 cities, Consolidated 28-days)

At individual channel level: Seven (20.0%, down 0.5), Nine (19.4%, up 0.7), Ten (12.8%, down 0.9), ABC (12.2%, down 0.4), SBS (5.3%, up 0.4) followed by multi-channels  9GO (3.6%), 7TWO (3.5%), 7mate (3.4%), One and ABC2 (3.0% each), 9Gem (2.6%), Eleven (2.5%), 7flix (2.3%), 9Life (2.2%),  ABC News (1.4%), SBS Viceland (1.0%), SBS Food (0.9%), ABC ME (0.7%) and NITV (0.2%).

During the year ABC2 became ABC Comedy.

Datacast channels (e.g. TVSN, Extra, Racing.com, Spree) and community TV channels (C31, 44 Adelaide, WTV) are not included in the ratings.

The Block

Top 20 programs on Free-to-Air for the year 1 January to 31 December 2017 (Consolidated. 5 cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth):

1 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ADELAIDE V RICHMOND Seven Network 2,723,000 380,000 1,304,000 354,000 376,000 309,000
2 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS Seven Network 2,722,000 378,000 1,419,000 349,000 303,000 273,000
3 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – MEN’S FINAL Seven Network 2,689,000 741,000 998,000 425,000 267,000 258,000
4 THE BLOCK -WINNER ANNOUNCED Nine 2,533,000 704,000 873,000 457,000 253,000 247,000
5 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD -MATCH Nine 2,523,000 1,011,000 381,000 889,000 114,000 128,000
6 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND -MATCH
Nine 2,404,000 1,053,000 336,000 773,000 104,000 139,000
7 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH Nine 2,374,000 1,008,000 320,000 807,000 97,000 140,000
8 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL Nine 2,310,000 809,000  640,000 666,000 85,000 110,000
9 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -FINAL STAGE Nine 2,248,000
672,000 675,000 467,000 219,000 216,000
10 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -GRAND FINAL Nine 2,185,000 656,000 654,000 442,000 213,000 220,000
11 THE BLOCK -GRAND FINAL Nine 2,049,000 557,000710,000 378,000 190,000 214,000
12 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND Seven Network 1,975,000 253,000 982,000 221,000 280,000 239,000
13 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: POST MATCH Seven Network
1,973,000 272,000 1,059,000 257,000 199,000 187,000
14 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – MEN’S FINAL PRESENTATION Seven Network 1,900,000 416,000 667,000  290,000 186,000 341,000
15 THE 2017 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL: MELBOURNE CUP-THE RACE Seven Network 1,824,000 390,000 861,000 258,000 115,000 199,000
16 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -SUN Nine 1,813,000 572,000 558,000 377,000 157,000 149,000
17 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -LAUNCH Nine 1,793,000 633,000 511,000 366,000 142,000 141,000
18 THE BACHELORETTE AUSTRALIA GRAND FINALE – THE FINAL DECISION Network Ten 1,701,000 491,000 576,000 288,000 153,000 192,000
19 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -MON Nine 1,651,000 538,000 488,000 346,000 141,000 138,000
20 AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR -TUE Nine 1,644,000 530,000
484,000 345,000 130,000 156,000

Top 20 programs on the Free-to-Air digital multi-channels (Consolidated. 5 cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth):

1 SEVEN’S AFL: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 7mate 477,000 20,000 280,000 32,000 81,000 64,000
2 SOCCEROOS – WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 9GO! 444,000 163,000 138,000 63,000 55,000 24,000
3 SOCCEROOS – WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS -POST GAME 9GO!
419,000 127,000 128,000 68,000 63,000 33,000
4 SEVEN’S AFL: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – POST MATCH 7mate 411,000 16,000 240,000 31,000 77,000 47,000
5 SEVEN’S 2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP QF-TWILIGHT POST MATCH 7mate 372,000 195,000 36,000 97,000 6,000 39,000
6 SEVEN’S 2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP QF-TWILIGHT
7mate 355,000 173,000 38,000 110,000 9,000 26,000
7 SEVEN’S TENNIS: 2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN – NIGHT 7 FEED2
7TWO 339,000 74,000 126,000 40,000 17,000 83,000
8 SHREK -EV 9GO! 316,000 53,000 122,000 66,000 34,000 41,000
9 TAKEN 3 RPT ONE 312,000 79,000 106,000 61,000 42,000 25,000
10 SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS 7mate
303,000 69,000 0 36,000 0 198,000
11 M- THOR: THE DARK WORLD-PM 7mate 295,000 83,000 74,000 49,000 45,00044,000
12 SOCCEROOS – WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS -MATCH
9GO! 293,000 96,000 92,000 53,000 31,000 21,000
13 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD RPT ONE 279,000 72,000 75,000
39,000 35,000 58,000
14 SOCCEROOS – WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 9GO! 266,000 87,000 84,000 32,000 54,000 9,000
15 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE -EV
9GO! 264,000 57,000 80,000 52,000 37,000 38,000
16 HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE -EV
9GO! 263,000 78,000 83,000 35,000 33,000 33,000
17 SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
7mate 254,000 68,000 0 43,000 0 144,000
18 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS -EV
9GO! 253,000 74,000 77,000 43,000 27,000 32,000
19 HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN -EV
9GO! 250,000 75,000 74,000 43,000 27,000 31,000
20 M- THOR-PM 7mate 246,000 70,000 66,000 50,000 25,000
35,000

Utopia

Top 20 Time-Shifted Free-to-Air Programs (Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7, Overnight, Time Shift 8- 28 Days, Time Shift to 28 Days, Consolidated 28 % Increase on Overnight):

1 THE GOOD DOCTOR-THU Seven Network 1,372,000 1,296,000 1,003,000 76,000 368,000 36.7%
2 THE GOOD DOCTOR Seven Network 1,482,000 1,418,000
1,113,000 63,000 368,000 33.1%
3 UTOPIA-EV ABC 1,059,000 970,000 717,000 89,000 342,000 47.6%
4 800 WORDS Seven Network 885,000 827,000 640,000 59,000 245,000 38.3%
5 800 WORDS-EP.2 Seven Network 757,000 713,000 516,000 44,000 241,000 46.6%
6 BROADCHURCH-EV ABC 858,000 781,000 630,000 77,000
228,000 36.2%
7 BLUE MURDER: KILLER COP – PART 1 Seven Network 936,000 902,000 717,000 34,000 219,000 30.5%
8 HOUSE HUSBANDS EP2 Nine 639,000 584,000 436,000 54,000 203,000 46.4%
9 THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES TELEMOVIE: FAMILY PORTRAIT-EV ABC 1,091,000 1,070,000 891,000 21,000 200,000 22.5%
10 HOGES: PART 1 Seven Network 1,035,000 973,000 837,000
62,000 198,000 23.6%
11 ROSEHAVEN-EV ABC 715,000 658,000 519,000 57,000
196,000 37.9%
12 THE GOOD FIGHT SBS Network 356,000 304,000 166,000
52,000 190,000 114.2%
13 BLUE MURDER: KILLER COP – PART 2 Seven Network 701,000 664,000 516,000 38,000 186,000 36.0%
14 WAR ON WASTE-EV ABC 892,000 832,000 713,000 60,000
180,000 25.2%
15 AUSTRALIAN SURVIVOR GRAND FINALE – THE WINNER ANNOUNCED Network Ten 965,000 943,000 787,000 23,000
178,000 22.6%
16 LOVE CHILD Nine 703,000 663,000 527,000 40,000 176,000
33.5%
17 HOUSE HUSBANDS Nine 780,000 733,000 605,000 47,000
175,000 29.0%
18 OFFSPRING Network Ten 756,000 729,000 581,000 28,000
175,000 30.1%
19 MURDER UNCOVERED-EP.2 Seven Network 972,000 951,000 799,000 21,000 174,000 21.7%
20 WANTED-EP.2 Seven Network 707,000 656,000 534,000 51,000 173,000 32.5%

Top 20 Subscription TV Programs (national):

1 GAME OF THRONES showcase 584,000
2 GAME OF THRONES showcase 573,000
3 LIVE: AFL PF#2 RICHMOND V GWS FOX FOOTY 556,000
4 GAME OF THRONES showcase 488,000
5 GAME OF THRONES showcase 486,000
6 GAME OF THRONES showcase 473,000
7 GAME OF THRONES showcase 460,000
8 GAME OF THRONES showcase 452,000
9 LIVE: AFL QF#2 GEELONG V RICHMOND FOX FOOTY 447,000
10 LIVE: AFL PF#1 ADELAIDE V GEELONG FOX FOOTY 441,000
11 GAME OF THRONES showcase 431,000
12 LIVE: NRL PF#2 ROOSTERS V COWBOYS FOX LEAGUE 418,000
13 LIVE: NRL PF#1 STORM V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE 407,000
14 LIVE: AFL SF#2 GEELONG V SYDNEY FOX FOOTY 403,000
15 LIVE: AFL ESSENDON V COLLINGWOOD FOX FOOTY 384,000
16 LIVE: MOTORSPORT: SUPERCARS BATHURST RACE
FOX SPORTS 506 382,000
17 LIVE: FOOTBALL: A-LEAGUE GF SYD V MELB V
FOX SPORTS 505 367,000
18 LIVE: AFL ADELAIDE V SYDNEY FOX FOOTY 367,000
19 LIVE: AFL WEST COAST V SYDNEY FOX FOOTY 361,000
20 LIVE: NRL EF#1 SHARKS V COWBOYS FOX LEAGUE 357,000

Gogglebox Australia

Top 20 Time-Shifted Subscription TV Programs (national) (Consolidated 28, Consolidated 7, Overnight, Time Shift 8-28 Days, Time Shift to 28 days, Consolidated 28 Day % on Overnight)

1 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 175,000 79,000 28,000 95,000 147,000 517.9%
2 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 163,000 144,000 24,000 19,000
138,000 573.5%
3 PAW PATROL Nick Jr. 180,000 129,000 43,000 51,000 137,000
318.6%
4 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 159,000 77,000 36,000 81,000 123,000 342.6%
5 GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 299,000 287,000 184,000 12,000 114,000 62.1%
6 TROLLS Foxtel Movies Family 128,000 62,000 14,000 65,000 114,000 829.3%
7 GAME OF THRONES showcase 142,000 71,000 28,000 70,000
113,000 398.4%
8 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 122,000 56,000 12,000 66,000
110,000 902.6%
9 GAME OF THRONES showcase 129,000 75,000 23,000 54,000 107,000 471.1%
10 MOANA Foxtel Movies Disney 155,000 153,000 50,000 1,000
104,000 207.5%
11 FROZEN Foxtel Movies Disney 114,000 53,000 12,000 61,000
102,000 888.7%
12 GAME OF THRONES showcase 452,000 435,000 352,000 18,000 101,000 28.6%
13 TABOO BBC First 155,000 151,000 55,000 3,000 99,000 179.6%
14 GAME OF THRONES showcase 118,000 58,000 20,000 60,000 99,000 496.7%
15 CARS Foxtel Movies Disney 114,000 47,000 15,000 67,000
99,000 649.4%
16 GAME OF THRONES showcase 110,000 40,000 12,000 70,000 98,000 781.5%
17 THE BOSS BABY Foxtel Movies Family 142,000 140,000
45,000 2,000 97,000 217.9%
18 GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA LifeStyle Channel 292,000
285,000 196,000 7,000 96,000 48.7%
19 GAME OF THRONES showcase 109,000 38,000 14,000
71,000 94,000 659.8%
20 GAME OF THRONES showcase 109,000 60,000 14,000
48,000 94,000 80.1% 650.0%

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Jan 25 2018

Obituary: Moya O’Sullivan

Moya O’Sullivan, star of stage, film and television, has died in Sydney.

A stage actor in the 1950s, O’Sullivan made the move to television in its very early days, appearing on televised plays, commercials and in early serials like The Story Of Peter Gray.


YouTube: Conniptions886

She starred in the historical drama Jonah before working in the United Kingdom on shows like The Edgar Wallace Theatre, ITV Play Of The Week and Story Parade.

Back in Australia, O’Sullivan appeared in Hunter, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Delta, Homicide, Birds In The Bush, Matlock Police, The Comedy Game and Division 4.

She played Phyllis Pratt in Number 96 and Lorna Close in Cop Shop, and later credits included Ride On Stranger, Sons And Daughters, Flight Into Hell, Richmond Hill, Hey Dad!, The New Adventures Of Skippy, GP, A Country Practice, House Gang, Water Rats, Home And Away and Blue Heelers.

In the 1990s she played the ongoing role of Marlene Kratz in Neighbours (and made a return guest appearance for the show’s 20th anniversary in 2005) and her last credited roles included All Saints and Tricky Business. She also worked as a voice artist for commercials.

Source: Nigel Giles, Sydney Morning Herald, IMDB, Ausstage

 

 

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Jan 20 2018

Classic TV Guides: Neighbours’ new neighbourhood

It was a big deal when Neighbours made the switch from the Seven Network to Network Ten in 1986. Never before had a drama series switched networks and it was a bold move by Ten, particularly as the show’s main weakness at Seven was its ratings performance in Sydney.

Ten’s persistence in promoting the series to a reluctant Sydney audience eventually paid off and the show became a hit across the Ten network before being picked up by the BBC, triggering the show’s international success.

 

The launch of Neighbours for Network Ten 32 years ago is among the latest additions to Classic TV Guides:

 

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Jan 18 2018

Stamp of approval for TV legends


YouTube: Australia Post

Five of Australia’s most enduring personalities have been honoured with the latest release of Legends commemorative stamps from Australia Post.

This year’s theme is Legends of TV Entertainment and Denise Drysdale, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ray Martin, Bert Newton and Daryl Somers now have postage stamps bearing their images — past and present — and also each receive a 24-carat gold replica of their stamp.

Between them the five span over 60 years of television and over a dozen Gold Logies. “Each of these multi-award winning television personalities have made unique contributions to the Australian entertainment industry and have played a role in forming our national popular culture,” Australia Post Managing Director and Group CEO Christine Holgate said. “They are consummate performers who have entertained, informed and entranced generations of Australians. Together they encompass an incredible range of remarkable talents including journalism, variety hosting, interviewing, singing, acting and comedy.”

The Australia Post Legends Award celebrates the lives of living Australians who have made a unique contribution, inspired the community and influenced the way Australians think about themselves and the community. Since Sir Donald Bradman was recognised as the first Legend in 1997, the series has celebrated people from various walks of life including sporting identities, performers, scientists, fashion designers, business people, philanthropists, authors, indigenous leaders, chefs, equality advocates and Victoria Cross soldiers.

Source: Australia Post

 

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Jan 06 2018

Countdown leads Rage retro month

It’s been a big few months for Countdown fans. Last year saw ABC revisit the legendary music show for a 13-episode series of 1970s and 1980s nostalgia.

And last weekend, the Countdown Live concert formed a significant portion of ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage. The telecast’s popularity with viewers and across social media has even prompted former Countdown host Molly Meldrum (pictured in 2014) to call for a return of a Countdown-type series on television.

This weekend sees the original Countdown back again as Rage enters its traditional January retro month.

Five episodes of Countdown, from 1980 to 1986, will feature in Rage‘s first retro playlist for the month.

COUNTDOWN March 16, 1980 (231: Steve Gilpin – Mi-Sex) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN May 3, 1981 (283: Greedy Smith – Mental As Anything) (ABC)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Berserk Warriors (Sony)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Let’s Cook (Sony)
MENTAL AS ANYTHING Live It Up (Warner)
COUNTDOWN July 11, 1982 (336: James Reyne – Australian Crawl) (ABC)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Errol (EMI)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Shutdown (EMI)
AUSTRALIAN CRAWL Two Can Play (EMI)
COUNTDOWN August 11, 1985 (474: Howard Jones) (ABC)
COUNTDOWN April 13, 1986 (504: Spencer and Billy – The Johnnys) (ABC)

Rage Retro Month. 11.52pm Tonight, 6 January, and continues every Saturday night/Sunday morning in January. ABC

Source: Rage, Herald Sun

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Dec 31 2017

2017: We remember…

Fred Parslow

Frances Hargreaves

John Forgeham

Dan Webb

Jaye Walton

Chelsea Brown

John Clarke

Chris Bearde

Val Jellay

Lou Richards

Mark Colvin

Lyn James

John K Watts

Jill Singer

Les Murray

Ty Hardin

Drew Morphett

Alan Cassell

Peter Luck

David Lyle

Melody Iliffe

Judith McGrath

Margaret Glazbrook

Rob Astbury

Rosemary Margan

Rory O’Donoghue

 

 

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