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Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

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Maggie Kirkpatrick to appeal conviction

Actor Maggie Kirkpatrick, best known for playing Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson in the long-running series Prisoner, has filed an appeal against her conviction for a historic sex abuse charge. Kirkpatrick, 74, was earlier this week found guilty of two charges of indecent assault and one count of gross indecency from an incident that occurred with a …

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Former Prisoner star to fight sex charges

Maggie Kirkpatrick, best known for playing the role of prison officer Joan “The Freak” Ferguson in the long-running series Prisoner, has been charged with child sex offences. News reports indicate that the alleged offences dated back to the 1980s and involved a 13-year-old girl. Kirkpatrick, now based in Sydney, has denied the allegations and will face …

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Obituary: Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff, veteran entertainer and showbiz identity, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 90. English-born Wagstaff first came to Australia in the 1950s to star in the JC Williamson production Not In The Book. This was followed by starring roles in stage productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of …

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Gold Logie removed from sale

The TV Week Gold Logie awarded to actress Rowena Wallace in 1985 has been withdrawn from sale on Ebay. Bidding for the item had originally hit $18,900 but at the closing stages of the auction all pre-existing bids were cancelled, with the seller citing legal reasons, sending the price back to the initial reserve of …

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What we watched: September 2001

A bit of a random snapshot of what we were watching on TV back in September 2001. It was almost eleven years ago… digital TV was very much in its infancy, Big Brother had not long finished its first series, the Seven Network had just broadcast its last AFL match before handing the broadcast rights …

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Obituary: Ian Turpie

Australian showbusiness has lost one of its true veterans with reports that Ian Turpie has died from cancer at the age of 68. Born in Melbourne in 1943, his career started as a child actor back in the 1950s working in radio and theatre productions.  He later moved to television as a performer on variety …

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Obituary: Bill Hunter

Bill Hunter, one of Australia’s most recognisable and prolific actors, has passed away in Melbourne at the age of 71. The actor had been admitted to a Melbourne hospice early last week with inoperable cancer. Born in Ballarat, Hunter went on to a career spanning 50 years with more than 100 roles in various film, …

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The Year That Was… #4: Lots of laughs in ’07

Australians love their comedy on TV, but in the last couple of years, apart from a few stand out successes like Spicks & Specks and Thank God You’re Here, there wasn’t a great deal to laugh about. Then 2007 came along and the tide was turning. ABC‘s The Chaser’s War On Everything was plucked from …

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