Tag Archive: Emergency

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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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2014/10/homicide-50-years-on.html

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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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2012/12/obituary-patricia-kennedy.html

Nov 22 2010

Turning the lights out at Television City

It started life at the turn of the 20th century as a piano factory, and then a soup factory. Then, in 1956, the building at Bendigo Street, Richmond, became part of the dawn of the new industry of television and went from producing 57 varieties of soup to a variety of a completely different kind. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2010/11/turning-the-lights-out-at-television-city.html

Feb 27 2010

GTV9 sells off Hollywood-on-the-Yarra

The address of 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond, has been one of Australian TV’s most famous and iconic addresses.  The century-old building has for more than 50 years been home to GTV9 – a channel that began test broadcasts, covering the Melbourne Olympic Games, in 1956 before launching proper operation early in 1957. The building was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2010/02/gtv9-sells-off-hollywood-on-the-yarra.html

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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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2010/01/brian-james.html