Monthly Archive: December 2008

Dec 26 2008

The Year Ahead

Each week during the year 2008 we featured the corresponding week from thirty years ago, 1978, as reported in TV Times magazine. We will continue the theme into 2009 as we look at events from television from the year 1979, including: The networks’ contributions to the International Year Of The Child. The long-awaited launch of …

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Dec 26 2008

2008: We Remember…

Some of those that departed us this year: Andrew Harwood Bob McGready Clinton Grybas   Heath Ledger Jessica Jacobs Kevin Heinze   Mark Priestley Malcolm Searle Michael Pate Peter Leonard Reg Lindsay Rob Guest Tanya Halesworth

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Dec 25 2008

1978: December 30-January 5

Holden rocks HollywoodMark Holden burst onto American TV screens in Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee special. Within days the CBS network’s Hollywood offices were deluged with fan mail. But, despite his newfound attention, the Aussie pop star is keeping a low profile on the PR circuit. Besides, he has enough to keep him busy with writing and …

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Dec 24 2008

Beautiful one day, Logies the next?

The Queensland Government has reportedly made a bid for the Gold Coast to host the TV Week Logie Awards in an attempt to take the awards away from their traditional home of Melbourne. Queensland Government representatives made the offer to executives of PBL Media, owners of TV Week and the Nine Network, to pay for …

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Dec 23 2008

1978: December 23-29

Cover: Humphrey B Bear (Here’s Humphrey) Barber’s still a big game hunter Tony Barber has a reputation for stamina, and surviving.  Two years ago, the career of the former radio disc jockey and game show host was at an all-time low with the axing of Great Temptation and Name That Tune and the failure of …

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Dec 16 2008

Barrel girl rings into the High Court

There are plenty of news reports today that Virginia Bell (pictured) has been appointed as a justice of the High Court of Australia, and only the fourth woman ever to be appointed to the role. Ms Bell has had a long and distinguished 30-year career in the legal profession, and is experienced in other matters, …

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Dec 13 2008

1978: December 16-22

Cover: Marlon Brando (Superman The Movie) Restless break for June Salter Actress June Salter will take an extended break from The Restless Years to tour with the theatrical production Crown Matrimonial.  The hit stage play has had an extended season in Sydney and has also played to packed houses in Brisbane and Newcastle, but a …

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Dec 11 2008

1978: December 9-15

Cover: Ron Howard (Happy Days) Where’s our wonder woman? The producers of Nine‘s upcoming current affairs program 60 Minutes are looking for a female reporter following the unexpected departure of Kate Ballieu from the team due to sickness and personal reasons.  “I think it would be nice in this day and age to have a …

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Dec 07 2008

TelevisionAU Update

Due to some personal matters to attend to leading up to Christmas, an upcoming break over Christmas-New Year, and a bit of an IT issue to resolve before then as well (though not as bad as the one pictured!), the blog here will be updated less frequently for the next little while but will hope …

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