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Dec 22 2015

Obituary: Carol Burns

Carol Burns, the actress best known for her performance as Franky Doyle in Prisoner, has died at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was 68. Born in Brisbane, Burns’ acting career began with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1969, starring in many of its stage productions. Her most recent role with …

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Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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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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Dec 13 2012

Foxtel scores Brian Henderson return

Retired Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson (pictured) is returning to TV after ten years… but don’t expect to see him on screen. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the 81-year-old is coming out of retirement to narrate a documentary for Foxtel based on the 1977 Granville train disaster.  It is a news story he remembers well, not …

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