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Oct 08 2016

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

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May 05 2015

1995: May 6-12

Ray’s super hat-trick A Current Affair host Ray Martin (pictured with Lois & Clark‘s Dean Cain) has become the first person to win three consecutive Gold Logies. The 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards also saw co-host Andrew Daddo become the youngest to host the Logies, while his on-stage partner Noni Hazlehurst was the first mum to …

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Nov 11 2014

The Mavis Bramston Show’s 50th anniversary

It was 50 years ago today that the legendary comedy show The Mavis Bramston Show first appeared on our screens. Before its debut, Executive Producer Michael Plant described the show as “unlike anything ever done in television before”, promising topical comedy, sketches and send-ups. The show’s chief writer David Sale, in his recent book Number …

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Dec 11 2011

Obituary: Harold Hopkins

Australian acting veteran Harold Hopkins has died in a Sydney hospital from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. The 67-year-old actor was diagnosed several months ago and is believed to have contracted the cancer from his first job after finishing high school, where he worked with asbestos sheeting as an apprentice carpenter in Queensland in the early …

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May 10 2010

TelevisionAU Update 10-May-10

http://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #54: The behind-the-scenes workings of a fashion magazine formed the basis of the Seven Network’s 1972 drama Catwalk, a 13-part spin-off of the former ABC series Dynasty.  Heading the cast was British actor John Forgeham as the magazine’s fiery-tempered editor.  The cast line-up also included John Wood (pictured), Cecily Polson, Cornelia Frances …

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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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