Tag: Mr Squiggle And Friends

Jun 15 2014

Obituary: Leigh Spence

Leigh Spence, director of TV dramas including Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away, has died at the age of 75. Soap opera historian Andrew Mercado has written a tribute to Spence, published by The Sydney Morning Herald. Spence’s career started at the ABC in the late 1950s, starting as a studio hand before working …

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Feb 25 2014

1994: February 26-March 4

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Molly’s Jacko doco Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Richard Wilkins are set to co-host a one-hour special based around Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson The Full Story is being produced by Daryl Somers and features exclusive footage of Jackson sourced by Meldrum. “He has access to an extraordinary amount of information regarding …

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Jan 28 2013

Obituary: Pat Lovell

Pat Lovell, film producer and former TV host best known as Miss Pat from Mr Squiggle, has died at the age of 83 following complications due to liver cancer. Starting her career in radio at the ABC, in 1960 she replaced Gina Curtis as host of the Wednesday edition of ABC‘s Children’s TV Club which included the …

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Dec 06 2010

Obituary: Norman Hetherington

Norman Hetherington, the man who created iconic children’s TV character Mr Squiggle more than 50 years ago, has died in Sydney at the age of 89 after a long illness. After serving in World War II, Hetherington worked as a cartoonist for The Bulletin magazine in the 1940s and 1950s.  He also had an interest …

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Oct 10 2009

1979: October 6-12

Cover: Bill Bixby (The Incredible Hulk) ABC plans a summer of golf ABC plans to screen nine golf tournaments over spring-summer circuit, including the Dunhill Australian Open, which will be the largest single golf coverage ever undertaken by the broadcaster.  For the Open, 26 hours of coverage will involve 150 personnel, 25 cameras, $8 million …

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Sep 27 2009

1979: September 29-October 5

The long, lonely Lane Since the collapse of his much-publicised romance with architecture student Carmen van Hoorn, Don Lane (pictured) has kept a much lower profile, keeping largely to himself in his luxury $400,000 bayside home in Melbourne, and is accepting of the fact that he may not find love again:  “I have sort of …

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