Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 24 2017

Obituary: Melody Iliffe

Melody Iliffe, regarded as the first female newsreader on Australian television, has died. As Melody Welsh, her career in television began working behind the scenes at Brisbane’s QTQ9. She was then plucked from obscurity to read the station’s news beside Don Seccombe. It was the first time a female was appointed as newsreader, an achievement …

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Sep 23 2017

Obituary: David Lyle

David Lyle, the Australian TV producer who became a producer and television executive in the US, has died at the age of 67. Lyle had been battling cancer and died at his Los Angeles home. His early career was as a geologist and high school chemistry teacher, before a shift to television, working as a …

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Sep 19 2017

Classic TV Guides: Burst Of Summer

“How does a beautiful aboriginal girl pick up the dreary threads of her normal life after a brief but heady taste of glory as a film star?” Such was the premise of Oriel Gray‘s play Burst Of Summer, as described in TV Times magazine in 1961. Burst Of Summer told the story of singer Peggy …

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Sep 09 2017

Nine News Darwin moving to Queensland

It seems it’s not just the TV Week Logie Awards that are moving to Queensland. Last night Nine News Darwin presented its last bulletin from its Darwin studios ahead of its shift in presentation to Nine‘s Brisbane studio from Monday. Darwin newsreader Jonathan Uptin (pictured top right) will now be based in Brisbane presenting the bulletin …

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Sep 08 2017

TV Week Logies are going to Queensland

Following news earlier this week that Melbourne was pulling out of hosting the TV Week Logie Awards, Queensland has now emerged as the new home of the awards for the next four years. The move is part of a deal between TV Week publisher Bauer Media and the Queensland Government with Tourism And Events Queensland. …

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Sep 08 2017

Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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Sep 04 2017

Obituary: Alan Cassell

Alan Cassell, actor on Australian stage, film and television, died last week at the age of 85. Born in the United Kingdom, his acting career began in Western Australia. His work was mainly as a stage actor but he did have a lead role in a locally-produced series, The Drifter — one of the few …

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Sep 04 2017

TV Week Logie Awards to exit Melbourne

Melbourne is set to lose the TV Week Logie Awards, following the Victorian Government’s decision to withdraw its bid for the city to host the annual event next year. Herald Sun reports that Tourism and Events Minister John Eren has said “We’re proud to have been home to the Logies for more than 30 years, but …

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