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1992: June 7-13

Cover: Tom Cruise Shirl crashes outWhen she decided to leave A Country Practice after more than ten years, Gold Logie winner Lorrae Desmond conceded that her character Shirley Gilroy had to be killed off but insisted that the death not be depicted on screen.  “You don’t get divorced in Wandin Valley,” she told TV Week.  …

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1991: November 2-8

Hey, Ben’s a dad! It might be a shock to some to realise that Ben Oxenbould, the newcomer to the cast of Hey Dad!, is himself a dad.  The 22-year-old, who got his big break at the age of seven in the film Fatty Finn, has a one-year-old son but is very protective of him …

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1979: 21st TV Week Logie Awards

After more than twenty years in television it had been a long time coming – but the 21st anniversary TV Week Logie Awards finally saw Bert Newton win his first Gold Logie. Newton, a veteran Logies host as well as host of New Faces and sidekick on The Don Lane Show, had been nominated several …

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1979: March 31-April 6

TV’s Yorkshire terrier British TV host Michael Parkinson (pictured) has conducted more than 500 interviews with some of the world’s most famous people and created many memorable moments – he once got stuck into Hollywood actor John Wayne over his political persuasions, almost got a thumping by an outraged Muhammed Ali, and had his belly-button …

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1979: January 13-19

Not just bunging on an act! Cop Shop‘s Detective Danni Francis spends her time putting criminals behind bars, but her alter ego Paula Duncan (pictured) has also spent plenty of time behind bars of a different sort:  “When I was little my parents ran hotels for a living, so I was brought up behind bars.  …

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1978: May 6-12

Cover story: Their real restless yearsTV Times spoke to some of the cast of the 0-10 Network soap The Restless Years to find out what their real-life restless years were like: Julieanne Newbould was a child performer, making her TV debut at the age of 12 on a TEN10 talent show and had also appeared …

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1978: TV Week Logie Awards

As part of this blog’s ongoing theme of all things TV in 1978 – to coincide with tonight’s presentation of the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards, let’s have a look at what they were doing at the 20th TV Week Logie Awards presentation, thirty years ago. The 1978 TV Week Logie Awards were held …

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1978: April 15-21

Holiday’s new Bill of fare:TV Times previews the new series of ABC‘s Holiday, hosted by Bill Peach (pictured) with reporters Jan Kingsbury and Jeff Watson. The new series covers destinations across Australia, New Zealand, France, Greece and the Pacific region. No blankety rift with channel, says Harry M:Harry M Miller, manager for Graham Kennedy, denies …

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Saturday night highlights

Saturday nights are usually regarded as the graveyard of prime-time TV. The assumption of commercial network programmers is that the type of viewers that advertisers most likely want to attract are out of the house on Saturday night, so there is no point in trying to appeal to them. As a result, Saturday night TV …

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1978: February 18-24

Cover: TV Times‘ Salute To Hollywood. Celebrating 50 years of ‘talkies’. The search is over:Producers of the upcoming mini-series Against The Wind have cast the lead female character for the 13-part epic. Irish-born Mary Larkin was chosen after auditions were held in Australia and England. TV Times reports that production of the $1 million series …

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