15 September 2008 archive

“Good evening, and welcome to television…”

16 September 1956, fifty-two years ago, and Bruce Gyngell greets Sydney on a night that made history: Television was now here, finally. Australians had to wait twenty years for TV to finally come to fruition after numerous experimental broadcasts and demonstrations, a number of royal commissions and lots of politics. But when we watch that …

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1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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