May 2013 archive

Obituary: Barbara Callcott

Barbara Callcott, best known to generations of viewers as Mrs Marsh from the Colgate commercials, has died peacefully at her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The character of Mrs Marsh, based on an identical American concept, was launched to promote children’s oral health for a series of Colgate toothpaste commercials in the 1970s.  Constantly armed …

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1993: May 2-8

A host of fun! All Together Now star Steven Jacobs will be joining Jo Beth Taylor to co-host a special edition of Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show, with the show featuring some of his own bloopers from All Together Now. With production of All Together Now said to be winding up Jacobs is looking for …

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ABC looks back in Retrospect

First it was for Tractor Monkeys, and now the ABC is again delving into almost 60 years worth of archival material for its new online series Retrospect. Presented by Donna Field, Retrospect offers a glimpse at Australia’s past as captured by ABC cameras. Included in the first episode are a range of ABC ‘firsts’ — …

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1993: April 25-May 1

Simon heads for Wandin Valley E Street star Simon Denny had been considering if it was time to move on from the series after one year as Constable Sam Farrell — only to have the decision made for him when the series was axed. The Tasmanian-born former model admits he had considered the move for …

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