Tag: Consider Your Verdict

Apr 13 2017

Classic TV Guides: Not Seven’s finest hour

On Monday 13 April 1987, Melbourne’s HSV7 — under new management from Sydney-based media group Fairfax — launched its revamped Seven National News and started airing the Sydney-based Terry Willesee Tonight. Seven’s new newsreader was Greg Pearce, formerly from Perth but coming to Melbourne seemingly oblivious to the storm of resentment from Melbourne viewers who weeks …

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Feb 25 2016

Obituary: Sonia Borg

Sonia Borg, writer, producer and actor from various Crawford productions, died earlier this month. Born in Vienna in 1931, Borg studied acting before she and her family moved to India, where her father secured a job as an engineer. Borg joined Shakespeareana International, a theatre company that toured various countries including India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her family then came …

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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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Oct 20 2014

Homicide: 50 years on

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of Homicide on Australian television. The series, produced by Crawford Productions, wasn’t the first drama produced by Australian television but was the first to demonstrate that Australian audiences would watch locally-produced drama in overwhelming numbers. Its success sparked a booming industry of Australian television drama production. But …

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Dec 27 2012

Obituary: Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, Australian actress of radio, stage, film and television, died earlier this month at the age of 96. Born in the Victorian town of Queenscliff, Kennedy trained as a school teacher but discovered an interest in acting after winning an amateur contest in the late 1930s. Among Kennedy’s early radio appearances were the variety program …

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Apr 15 2012

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Tommy Hanlon Jnr (pictured, right), the American-born host of the daytime game show It Could Be You, and entertainer Lorrae Desmond were the winners of the Gold Logies at the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel on Saturday, 31 March 1962. It was the first time that the Gold Logie …

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Jan 08 2012

Obituary: Carl Bleazby

Actor Carl Bleazby, best known from the long-running ABC series Bellbird, died late last month at the age of 95. Born in Melbourne in 1916, Bleazby was a radio announcer and actor at Melbourne station 3XY when he enlisted at the break out of World War II in 1939.  He served with the AIF in …

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May 08 2011

Obituary: James Elliott

In last Sunday’s TV Week Logie Awards’ tribute to those that have passed away, there was one name that was brought to our attention. Actor James Elliott, best known as “whingeing Pom” Alf Sutcliffe in 1970s drama Number 96, died in February from Lewy body dementia.  He was 82. Born in Scotland, Elliott came to …

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Jan 05 2010

Brian James

Of the names remembered in our last post of 2009 there was one name that has only now come to our attention – actor Brian James, who passed away late last year at the age of 91. A former schoolteacher, James served in the Navy for six years before making his professional acting debut in …

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Feb 10 2009

Reg Evans

Actor Reg Evans (right) and his wife Angela are reported to be among the rapidly growing list of fatalities from the bushfires that have destroyed parts of Victoria since the weekend. The couple were believed to be defending their property in St Andrews, north of Melbourne, from the tragic blaze.  At the time of writing, …

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