December 2012 archive

Dec 31 2012

2012: We remember…

Carl Bleazby Ian Turpie Vince Lovegrove Edith Bliss Digby Wolfe Darryl Cotton Alan Bateman Len Mauger Tony Charlton Patricia Kennedy Tony Greig 2011: We Remember… 2010: We Remember… 2009: We Remember… 2008: We Remember… 2007: Farewells

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Dec 31 2012

And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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Dec 30 2012

Obituary: Tony Greig

Nine Network cricket commentator Tony Greig has died at the age of 66, after suffering a heart attack at his home yesterday morning. Born in South Africa to Scottish parents, Greig went on to play cricket for England, representing the country through 58 Tests including the 1977 Centenary Test. He was a key figure in …

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Dec 27 2012

Obituary: Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, Australian actress of radio, stage, film and television, died earlier this month at the age of 96. Born in the Victorian town of Queenscliff, Kennedy trained as a school teacher but discovered an interest in acting after winning an amateur contest in the late 1930s. Among Kennedy’s early radio appearances were the variety program …

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Dec 26 2012

1992: December 27-January 2

Cover: Bruce Samazan (E Street) Fast Forward fever! There seems to be a lot of activity — and confusion — behind-the-scenes as Seven‘s new-look Fast Forward begins to take shape for 1993.  Fast Forward favourite Magda Szubanski will not be appearing in the new-look series, although Seven says this is news to them.  The network …

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Dec 25 2012

Merry Christmas

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Here’s a happy snapshot (or at least a collage) on TV Week‘s Christmas edition of 1961 — featuring (l to r) Lorrae Desmond (The Lorrae Desmond Show), Brian Henderson (Bandstand), Tommy Hanlon Jnr (It Could Be You), Bob and Dolly Dyer (Pick A Box), Bobby Limb and wife …

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Dec 18 2012

1992: December 20-26

Strictly Christmas! Stars from four networks gathered for TV Week‘s annual Christmas photo shoot, inspired by the box office hit of the year, Strictly Ballroom.  Joining cover stars Kym Wilson (A Country Practice) and Matthew Krok (Hey Dad!) are Simon Denny (E Street), Bruce Roberts (Home And Away), Gia Carides (Strictly Ballroom and ABC‘s Police …

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Dec 17 2012

Obituary: Tony Charlton

Tony Charlton, one of the pioneer sporting commentators on Australian TV, has died at the age of 83 after a battle with bowel cancer. The veteran broadcaster passed away this morning surrounded by his family. Born in Sydney and educated in Perth, Charlton began his broadcasting career in Melbourne in the 1950s calling VFL matches …

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Dec 17 2012

Looking back to CBN8

Earlier this year regional television station CBN8, based in Orange and serving the Central Tablelands district in New South Wales, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Stephen Fleay (pictured), an on-air presenter and musician at the station back in the 1960s and now based in Indonesia, has compiled a collection of archival material from those early days …

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Dec 13 2012

Foxtel scores Brian Henderson return

Retired Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson (pictured) is returning to TV after ten years… but don’t expect to see him on screen. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 81-year-old is coming out of retirement to narrate a documentary for Foxtel based on the 1977 Granville train disaster.  It is a news story he remembers well, not …

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