Tag: Good Friday Appeal

Nov 04 2016

TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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Apr 17 2016

Obituary: Bruce Mansfield

Bruce Mansfield, prominent media identity in Melbourne for 50 years, has died at the age of 71. Mansfield had been diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. The nephew of popular 1940s and 1950s radio host Terry Dear, Mansfield’s first break in radio came in winning a competition for a junior announcing position at Melbourne station 3UZ. …

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Mar 31 2016

1996: March 30-April 5

Blue Heeler’s tragic exit Dramatic scenes in this week’s Blue Heelers will see Constable Wayne Patterson tragically killed, but actor Grant Bowler (pictured with Lisa McCune) is glad to be gone. “Part of the reason I left the show is because I thought I no longer had a lot to offer it creatively,” he told …

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Mar 24 2016

Rival stars align for Good Friday

It is not often that competing TV stations will let their guard down and share some goodwill — but it does happen. So was the case in 1966 and the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal in Melbourne. The all-day telethon, the culmination of a year’s events of fund-raising for the renowned hospital, was presented …

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Apr 09 2015

1995: April 8-14

We’re all doomed romantically! The Blue Heelers men — Grant Bowler, Martin Sacks, William McInnes and Damian Walshe-Howling (pictured) — all agree that their characters have a lot to learn when it comes to relationships. “It’s a bit of an inside joke with us that we’re all doomed romantically,” Grant Bowler (Constable Wayne Patterson) told TV Week. …

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Jan 26 2015

Who remembers the Australia Games?

We might have done okay at the Olympic Games and better at the Commonwealth Games… but it seems we still had to have a Games to call our own. The inaugural Australia Games were held in Melbourne in 1985. The competition was timed to feature in Victoria’s 150th anniversary celebrations. But despite the name it …

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Apr 17 2014

Jack Benny and JO’K in 1964 Good Friday Appeal

Legendary American comedian Jack Benny (pictured) was the special guest at the Sporting Globe-3DB-HSV7 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal in March 1964. Benny, visiting Australia for a series of stage shows in Sydney and Melbourne plus a TV special, appeared on the annual telethon during the afternoon as well as being the star attraction for …

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Mar 25 2014

1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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Nov 14 2013

Good Friday Appeal moves to new home

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal will be based at a new home from next year. For the last 11 years the Appeal has been based at Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome) in Melbourne’s Docklands. From 2014 it will be staged at The Plenary, the 2500-seat auditorium at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre …

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Nov 13 2013

Sandy Roberts leaving Seven after 40 years

Veteran sports presenter and commentator Sandy Roberts (pictured) is leaving the Seven Network after 40 years. He is reported to be moving to Fox Footy, a move that was rumoured in press reports earlier this year. Roberts’ departure from Seven News was announced via newsreader Peter Mitchell on Twitter:   OUT: S.Roberts (unrestricted free agent, traded) …

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