November 2008 archive

Nov 09 2008

Bob McGready

Bob McGready, one of the pioneer presenters in the early days of regional television, has died at the age of 85. Born in Ireland, McGready came to Australia in the late-’40s after war service with the Royal Navy. After working for Sydney newspaper Truth and later in advertising, McGready moved to radio station 2GZ Orange …

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Nov 04 2008

Ten News knocked Out Of The Blue

There is a new weeknight soapie coming to Australian TV – something of a rarity these days apart from Neighbours (pictured) and Home And Away which have been plugging away since the 1980s – but, like those two soapie stalwarts in their earlier days, there are some quirks surrounding this new show. Out Of The …

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Nov 02 2008

1978: November 4-10

Their Restless Years Three of The Restless Years‘ more ‘senior’ cast members were asked by TV Times to recall some of their own ‘restless years’.  June Salter (pictured, bottom right) recalled hiding her smoking habit from her parents, “when I finally had the courage to tell mum ‘I’m 23 and I’m going to smoke in …

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