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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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Apr 02 2017

Cop Shop coming soon to DVD

Cop Shop, the popular Crawfords police drama of the 1970s and early ’80s, is coming soon to DVD with a box set of the first 26 episodes. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the show debuted on our screens. The first episode aired on the Seven Network in Sydney and Melbourne on 28 November 1977 and focused …

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Jan 26 2017

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Nov 15 2016

40 years since The Sullivans

Every now and then a TV network will knock back a proposal, only to see it get picked up and become a success elsewhere. One of those programs was a World War II drama called The Sullivans. The concept had been offered by Crawford Productions to the Seven Network, which declined to pick it up. With …

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Jul 30 2016

Obituary: Vivean Gray

Actress Vivean Gray, best known to viewers as Mrs Jessup in The Sullivans and Mrs Mangel in Neighbours, has died at the age of 92. The English-born actress came to Australia in the 1950s, just as TV was beginning in this country. Like many actors at the time, Gray appeared in guest roles in early …

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Jan 24 2016

Obituary: Lois Ramsey

Lois Ramsey, the actress best known as “Mrs H” from the 1970s series The Box, has died at the age of 93. Born in Adelaide, Ramsey appeared in a number of early TV productions including Consider Your Verdict, Adventures Of The Seaspray, The Battlers, Riptide and Homicide. She also appeared in the sketch comedy series …

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Dec 22 2015

Obituary: Carol Burns

Carol Burns, the actress best known for her performance as Franky Doyle in Prisoner, has died at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was 68. Born in Brisbane, Burns’ acting career began with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1969, starring in many of its stage productions. Her most recent role with …

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Apr 15 2015

Matlock Police now on DVD

Matlock Police, the 1970s police drama, is the latest from the Crawfords Australia archive to be released on DVD. The first volume of 26 episodes feature regular cast members Michael Pate, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin and Grigor Taylor and include guest appearances by some of Australia’s most familiar actors — including Sheila Florance (in the first …

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Sep 03 2014

Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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