Tag: Countdown

Feb 23 2008

1978: February 25-March 3

How the censor shot down Superman:Australian scriptwriter Trevor Farrant had just spent six months working in the United States on the revived Laugh-In sketch comedy series. Farrant spoke to TV Times about his experiences in working the minefield that is the American network censors – including their outrage over his send-up of the Superman movie …

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Feb 01 2008

1978: February 4-10

Cover Story: Inside the Game Show business:TV Times talks to producer Reg Grundy, the radio game show host of the 1950s that went on to head a TV production empire worth around $6 million (in 1978 dollars) turnover a year. Famous for taking US game show formats and franchising them for local audiences, Grundy had …

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Jan 04 2008

1978: January 7-13

Cover Story: TV’s Sportsman of the YearTV Times previews the presentation of the 1977 Sportsman Of The Year – to be screened on ABC on Saturday 7 January. Among the favourites to take out the title are Dennis Lillee (cricket), Bart Cummings (racing), Graham Marsh (golf), Evonne Cawley (tennis) and Rocky Mattioli (boxing). Countdown spectacular …

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