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May 09 2016

Obituary: Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, the radio announcer who went on to become one of Australia’s most successful television producers, has died at the age of 92. His media career began in the 1950s as a sports commentator on Sydney radio station 2SM. This led to him developing and hosting radio game shows, the most successful being Wheel …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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Jul 01 2014

What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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Oct 11 2012

1992: October 11-17

‘She’s no sleaze!’ Former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) has defended her Acropolis Now character, flight attendant Despina Hatzipapadopoulos who is something of a perpetual ‘good-time’ girl.  “She is the one who’s saying, ‘I go out with other people but you’re the one I love’,” Parker told TV Week.  “It’s the kind of line …

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Sep 18 2010

ACA interviews Reg Grundy

It is not often that this site actively promotes A Current Affair but will make an exception for this coming Monday’s edition as host Tracy Grimshaw interviews legendary television producer Reg Grundy (pictured) and wife, actress and author Joy Chambers at their home in Bermuda. Grundy first appeared on TV in 1959 as the host …

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Feb 12 2009

1979: February 10-16

Around the world in 60 Minutes The wait is over.  This week marks the debut of Nine‘s new multi-million dollar current affairs gamble 60 Minutes.  The show’s reporting team and producers have been around the world gathering stories.  Former ABC New York correspondent Ray Martin has been travelling the United States.  Former A Current Affair …

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Nov 29 2008

Celebrating Mr Grundy

The wife of long-time TV producer Reg Grundy (pictured) is arranging an exclusive celebration in his honour, to be held next week at a Sydney hotel. Grundy turned 85 earlier this year and was also named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for his services to television. Joy Chambers, an author and former model, TV …

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Sep 17 2008

Ernie Sigley preparing to sign-off

Ernie Sigley, the “little Aussie battler” with over fifty years in radio and television, has announced his resignation from his long-standing role as afternoon host on Melbourne radio station 3AW, signaling a move into semi-retirement.Beginning at radio station 3DB as a turntable operator in 1952, Sigley went on to become a disc jockey for the …

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May 24 2008

1978: May 27-June 2

What makes Bert run?Bert Newton (pictured, with wife Patti) has taken on a lot in the last three years – marriage, fatherhood, five mornings a week on radio 3UZ, two nights a week on The Don Lane Show, his own weekly show New Faces, TV commercials and was King of Melbourne’s annual Moomba festival – …

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May 06 2008

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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