Tag Archive: In Melbourne Tonight

May 06 2017

TV At 60: In Melbourne Tonight

In Melbourne Tonight, one of the most significant shows in Australia’s early TV history, started 60 years ago today. The program was the brainchild of Norman Spencer, program manager at Melbourne’s new channel GTV9. He had produced a popular variety show, The Happy Gang, on radio for a number of years. He was keen to adapt …

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Apr 27 2017

Obituary: Chris Bearde

Chris Bearde, the English-born writer who grew up in Australia and became a success in the US, died earlier this week at the age of 80. After working in radio, Bearde’s made the move to TV just as it was starting in Australia. He was host of a children’s program, Smalltime, and doubled as a booth announcer …

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Apr 22 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

A Current Affair host Jana Wednt caused an upset when she was not present to accept her Gold Logie at the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel. The Nine Network host’s absence was explained to be due to her requiring to stay in the Sydney-based studios after the end of …

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Apr 21 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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Apr 05 2017

St Kilda Film Festival to pay tribute to Graham Kennedy

The St Kilda Film Festival in association with the National Film And Sound Archive is presenting a tribute to Graham Kennedy. Kennedy, who hailed from nearby Balaclava, of course went on to become of Australia’s most celebrated showbusiness identities. From his early days in radio to conquering the new medium of television — eventually even winning …

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Feb 05 2017

Obituary: Fred Parslow

Stage, film and television actor Fred Parslow has died at the age of 84. Parslow started at the Union Theatre Repertory Company (now Melbourne Theatre Company) in 1955 and appeared in many of its productions. He also featured in television from its earliest days, including comedy sketches on In Melbourne Tonight and The Ray Taylor Show and …

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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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Jan 19 2017

TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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Dec 23 2016

Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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Nov 08 2016

The Young Doctors turns 40

The Young Doctors was destined to be one of Australia’s shortest lived serial dramas but in an ironic twist became the longest-running of its time.. Created by the Reg Watson for the Reg Grundy Organisation, The Young Doctors began as the story of five medical interns who had started at the fictional Alfred Memorial Hospital. Playing …

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