May 2017 archive

May 11 2017

Obituary: Mark Colvin

Mark Colvin, ABC journalist across radio and television, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 65. English-born Colvin came to Australia as a 21-year-old and joined ABC as a cadet journalist in 1974. His work was mostly in radio, including the early years of 2JJ (now Triple J) and current affairs programs …

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May 08 2017

Obituary: Lou Richards

Lou Richards, Collingwood premiership captain and longtime sports media personality, has died peacefully at the age of 94. Born in Collingwood, Richards’ joining the Collingwood Football Club followed that of his grandfather, Charlie H Pannam, and two uncles. He played 250 games for Collingwood and captained the team to a premiership in 1953. With his thorough knowledge …

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May 06 2017

Obituary: Val Jellay

Val Jellay, veteran showbiz performer and wife of the late Maurie Fields, has died at the age of 89. Son Marty Fields tweeted the sad news earlier today: “My mum, Val, passed away today of pneumonia. She lived an amazing life. She’s back with her beloved Maurie now. I will miss her very much.” Born …

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May 06 2017

TV At 60: In Melbourne Tonight

In Melbourne Tonight, one of the most significant shows in Australia’s early TV history, started 60 years ago today. The program was the brainchild of Norman Spencer, program manager at Melbourne’s new channel GTV9. He had produced a popular variety show, The Happy Gang, on radio for a number of years. He was keen to adapt …

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