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Obituary: Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff, veteran entertainer and showbiz identity, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 90. English-born Wagstaff first came to Australia in the 1950s to star in the JC Williamson production Not In The Book. This was followed by starring roles in stage productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of …

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Who Do You Think You Are… a sitcom?

These days the title Who Do You Think You Are? refers to a celebrity-themed genealogical series created by the BBC and franchised around the world, including Australia, where it has been a hit for SBS. Back in the Seventies, Who Do You Think You Are? was a show of a much different kind. It was …

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Obituary: Elaine Lee

Elaine Lee, the South African born actress best known to Australians as Vera Collins in Number 96, has died at the age of 75. An established actress in South Africa, Lee came to Australia in 1970 with husband, actor Garth Meade. “I was going to do the housewife thing. I had no intention of acting at all,” …

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What we watched: June 2000

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 3 June 2000. We’d fought off the Y2K bug and the GST was just around the corner. The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad in Sydney were a few short months away. And we were still watching analogue TV. The Nine …

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Obituary: John Walton

John Walton, one of the original cast members of The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 62. The Sydney-born actor featured in the 1973 ABC telemovie adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew and had studied at NIDA. In 1976 he was appearing in a theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing when he was …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Network Ten personality Rove McManus was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 46th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on Sunday, 18 April 2004. It was McManus’ second Gold Logie, having also won the previous year, and one of three Logies that he collected …

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Obituary: Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, actress of film, stage and television, has died from cancer at the age of 61. Actor Bryan Brown confirmed Hughes’ passing at the Saturday afternoon performance of Travelling North by the Sydney Theatre Company. Born in Melbourne, Hughes’ early TV credits included Hunter, The Group, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Rush and Power …

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Home And Away tops Studio 10 poll

Long-running soap Home And Away has topped a poll of Studio 10 viewers and TV Week readers for their Top 25 shows of all time. The show’s overall ranking is reflective of its overall popularity across multiple generations and is still a strong ratings performer for Seven after almost 26 years. Other Australian shows to …

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Obituary: Joyce Jacobs

Joyce Jacobs, best known as gossipy Esme Watson in A Country Practice, has died in Sydney at the age of 91. Born in England, she came to Australia in the 1960s and got involved in amateur theatre. In the 1970s she had a minor part in Number 96 as Mrs Carson, a customer of Aldo …

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