Tag Archive: The Timeless Land

Nov 23 2015

Obituary: Robin Stewart

Robin Stewart, the British actor who worked for many years in Australia, passed away over the weekend at the age of 69. Born in India to a Czechoslovakian father and English mother, Stewart’s acting career began as a child, having appeared in various stage productions in the UK and in the US by the time he …

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Dec 28 2009

1979: December 29-January 4

Cover: Paula Duncan, John Orcsik, Joanna Lockwood, Peter Adams (Cop Shop) TV in the ‘70s As the 1970s come to a close, TV Times takes a look back at some of the names, programs and events that helped shape the decade that was. 1970: The Long Arm, axed after a short run on the 0-10 …

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Dec 19 2009

1979: December 15-21

Cover: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) Countdown to the ‘80s Countdown’s Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and producer Ted Emery have travelled the world to compile a 90-minute special edition of the show to signal the end of the 1970s.  The pair interviewed more than 100 pop stars across Australia, the US, UK and Europe for …

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Nov 16 2009

1979: November 10-16

ABC’s biggest golf coverage Players from five continents – Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – will compete in this year’s Dunhill Australian Open, to be telecast on ABC this week in its largest golf coverage ever undertaken.  More than $8 million of outside broadcast equipment will be used at Melbourne’s Metropolitan Course.  ABC’s …

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Oct 25 2009

1979: October 27-November 2

TV’s reluctant Romeo Since John Waters first hit screens as Sgt McKellar in ABC’s Rush in 1974, he has carried the reputation of being the handsome romantic, though his roles following Rush have been very different.  “I’ve got nothing against those leading man roles, but I certainly don’t want to spend the rest of my …

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Sep 08 2009

Ray Barrett

Veteran Australian film and television actor Ray Barrett has died in a Queensland hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.  He was 82. Starting his career in Brisbane radio at 16, Barrett moved to Sydney in his early 20s and then took his career abroad.  A ten-month stint in the early British TV series Emergency Ward …

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Aug 23 2009

1979: August 25-31

Detective Donovan gets back on the beat Four years after leaving cop show Division 4, Terry Donovan makes his debut in Cop Shop, taking over the role of officer-in-charge of Riverside police station from George Mallaby.  But, as writer Marie Trevor adds, there are surprises in store for the team at Riverside: “When Terry’s cop …

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Jun 21 2009

1979: June 23-29

Cover: Andrew McFarlane, Robert Coleby (Patrol Boat) Timeless Land stars are cast Michael Craig and Angela Punch will both return to Australia to star in ABC’s new big-budget series The Timeless Land, described as Australia’s own Forsythe Saga.  Production of the eight-part series, set in the 25 years following the arrival of the First Fleet …

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May 30 2009

1979: June 2-8

Cover: Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy (George And Mildred) Script competition strikes gold Sydney’s TEN10 has received a mammoth response to its scriptwriting competition offering a grand prize of $10,000. Tom Miller, production co-ordinator at TEN, has been working through the applications: “We’re recording every entry and to date I’m up to 1450. I’ve read …

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