Tag: In The Wild With Harry Butler

Aug 14 2016

ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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Dec 12 2015

Obituary: Harry Butler

Harry Butler, best known as the presenter of the ABC documentary series In The Wild With Harry Butler, has died in Perth at the age of 85. Butler, the 1979 Australian Of The Year, had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago but as recently as three months ago was still actively working on his farm. Born …

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Jun 21 2009

1979: June 23-29

Cover: Andrew McFarlane, Robert Coleby (Patrol Boat) Timeless Land stars are cast Michael Craig and Angela Punch will both return to Australia to star in ABC’s new big-budget series The Timeless Land, described as Australia’s own Forsythe Saga.  Production of the eight-part series, set in the 25 years following the arrival of the First Fleet …

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Jun 08 2009

1979: June 9-15

Wishing on a star TV Times asked six TV stars to nominate the secret role they’d most love to play.  Victoria Nicolls (The Restless Years) said she would love to do musical comedy roles.  “And if they were making The Ann Miller Story, I’d be desperate to play her.”  Michael Beecher (The Young Doctors) nominated …

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