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Obituary: Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress Penne Hackforth-Jones has died at the age of 64, only months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Born in the US, she was brought up in Australia and made her screen debut in the 1969 series Riptide. She went on to appear in a number of productions during the 1970s including Bellbird, Number 96, Division …

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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 45th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne, on Sunday, 11 May 2003. He had beaten fellow nominees Georgie Parker (winner for the previous two Gold Logies), John Wood, Libby Tanner …

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Gold Logie removed from sale

The TV Week Gold Logie awarded to actress Rowena Wallace in 1985 has been withdrawn from sale on Ebay. Bidding for the item had originally hit $18,900 but at the closing stages of the auction all pre-existing bids were cancelled, with the seller citing legal reasons, sending the price back to the initial reserve of …

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Obituary: Alan Bateman

Alan Bateman, the creator of long-running drama series Home And Away, has died after a battle with cancer. Bateman’s early television career was as a technician, working at Perth channels ABW2 and TVW7 in the early 1960s, before moving up the ranks to become a producer and executive at ABC and later the Seven and Nine …

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What we watched: September 2001

A bit of a random snapshot of what we were watching on TV back in September 2001. It was almost eleven years ago… digital TV was very much in its infancy, Big Brother had not long finished its first series, the Seven Network had just broadcast its last AFL match before handing the broadcast rights …

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Obituary: Harold Hopkins

Australian acting veteran Harold Hopkins has died in a Sydney hospital from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. The 67-year-old actor was diagnosed several months ago and is believed to have contracted the cancer from his first job after finishing high school, where he worked with asbestos sheeting as an apprentice carpenter in Queensland in the early …

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Play Schooling for 45 years

Forty five years is probably a bit old to be playing horsey, reading storybooks or having fun with cardboard boxes and milk cartons – but ABC’s Play School is proud to be doing so as it reaches its 45th anniversary this week. The Australian series of Play School launched at 10.05am on Monday, 18 July …

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Obituary: Michele Fawdon

Michele Fawdon, actress in film, stage and television, has died today after a battle with cancer. Born in London in 1947, Fawdon studied in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia early in her professional career.  Following guest roles in Homicide, The Spoiler and Spyforce, Fawdon was cast as Mabel in the pilot for comedy …

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Obituary: Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter, one of Australia’s most recognisable and prolific actors, has passed away in Melbourne at the age of 71. The actor had been admitted to a Melbourne hospice early last week with inoperable cancer. Born in Ballarat, Hunter went on to a career spanning 50 years with more than 100 roles in various film, …

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