Tag: Bullpitt

Oct 23 2016

1996: September 28-October 4

Cover: Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and Tania Zaetta (Who Dares Wins) Tony’s above par The Seven Network‘s decision to dump John Burgess as host of Wheel Of Fortune after 12 years in the role was met with widespread disapproval. Viewers were unhappy with the signing of Tony Barber to the hosting role as well as other changes being …

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Oct 08 2016

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

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Mar 11 2015

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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Nov 05 2014

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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Sep 19 2014

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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