Tag: The Young Doctors

Obituary: Mike Dorsey

Mike Dorsey, the actor best known for playing Reg “Daddy” MacDonald in Number 96, has died in Western Australia. Number 96 writer David Sale tweeted news of Dorsey’s passing earlier this week. Born in England, Dorsey migrated to Australia in the mid-1960s and soon started appearing in guest roles in various TV series including Hunter, …

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On TV: 19 October 1979, Melbourne

The next in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Friday, 19 October 1979 in Melbourne, as listed in TV Week (with Mike Walsh on the cover with Jeanne Little and Sue Smith, celebrating 1500 episodes of The Mike Walsh Show) If you wanted …

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On TV: 10 October 1990, Melbourne

The second in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Wednesday 10 October 1990 in Melbourne, as listed in Sunday Sun TV Extra (with Annie Jones on the cover). Today (Nine) battles out with Good Morning Australia (Ten) for the morning news viewers. …

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On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Fans push for Young Doctors on DVD

Thousands of fans of the classic Aussie soap The Young Doctors have taken to social media to campaign for the entire series to be released on DVD. ATV Today reports that 20,000 fans have ‘liked’ the Facebook page for the campaign which is hoped to get the attention of FremantleMedia, the successor to the Reg …

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Obituary: Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr, veteran actor from radio, stage, film and television, has died at his home in Western Australia at the age of 92. Born into a Australian showbiz family on tour in South Africa in 1922, Kerr made his stage debut at only a few weeks of age — replacing a doll that his mother had been …

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Obituary: John Walton

John Walton, one of the original cast members of The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 62. The Sydney-born actor featured in the 1973 ABC telemovie adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew and had studied at NIDA. In 1976 he was appearing in a theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing when he was …

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Obituary: Alan Coleman

Alan Coleman, veteran TV producer, writer and director, has died at the age of 76. English-born Coleman started his career as an actor but later moved behind the cameras, eventually becoming director of Britain’s first daily drama series, Crossroads, in the 1960s. It was a series that pioneered the rapid-fire production schedule that is commonplace …

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Obituary: Joyce Jacobs

Joyce Jacobs, best known as gossipy Esme Watson in A Country Practice, has died in Sydney at the age of 91. Born in England, she came to Australia in the 1960s and got involved in amateur theatre. In the 1970s she had a minor part in Number 96 as Mrs Carson, a customer of Aldo …

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