Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 27 2017

Obituary: Chris Bearde

Chris Bearde, the English-born writer who grew up in Australia and became a success in the US, died earlier this week at the age of 80. After working in radio, Bearde’s made the move to TV just as it was starting in Australia. He was host of a children’s program, Smalltime, and doubled as a booth announcer …

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Apr 24 2017

The 59th TV Week Logie Awards

Actor Samuel Johnson last night won the Gold Logie for Best Personality On Australian Television at the 59th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Johnson, whose voice has adorned countless commercials for everything from burgers to mobile telephones to radio stations, won the accolade on the back of his portrayal of Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum in the …

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Apr 23 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Home And Away star Kate Ritchie won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 49th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Ritchie also collected a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. After almost 20 years in Home And Away — she started in the soap when she was nine — Ritchie …

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Apr 22 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

A Current Affair host Jana Wednt caused an upset when she was not present to accept her Gold Logie at the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel. The Nine Network host’s absence was explained to be due to her requiring to stay in the Sydney-based studios after the end of …

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Apr 21 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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Apr 13 2017

Classic TV Guides: Not Seven’s finest hour

On Monday 13 April 1987, Melbourne’s HSV7 — under new management from Sydney-based media group Fairfax — launched its revamped Seven National News and started airing the Sydney-based Terry Willesee Tonight. Seven’s new newsreader was Greg Pearce, formerly from Perth but coming to Melbourne seemingly oblivious to the storm of resentment from Melbourne viewers who weeks …

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Apr 12 2017

This Day Tonight: 50 years on

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of ABC‘s first nightly current affairs program, This Day Tonight. TDT, as it became known, was first hosted by Bill Peach, formerly host of TEN10‘s Telescope program in Sydney. Telescope was loosely based on the UK Tonight show and it was a similar model to be adopted by …

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Apr 10 2017

Obituary: John Clarke

John Clarke, best known for his deadpan political satire, has died suddenly at the age of 68. In a statement issued by his family, Clarke had died while bush walking in Victoria: “John died doing one of the things he loved the most in the world, taking photos of birds in beautiful bushland with his …

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Apr 09 2017

SBS Viceland switches on HD

SBS has made a quiet adjustment to its television transmissions. On Saturday 8 April SBS launched a High Definition broadcast of its secondary channel SBS Viceland (formerly SBS2). The new HD signal, on Channel 31, is in tandem with SBS Viceland’s standard definition broadcast currently on Channel 32. SBS’ primary channel continues its HD broadcast …

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Apr 06 2017

Obituary: Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown, the American actress and performer who made Australia her home, has died at the age of 69. Born in Chicago, Brown rose to fame as a performer in the hit 1960s comedy series Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In. She also featured in The Flying Nun, Love American Style, Ironside, Marcus Welby MD and The Name …

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