Tag: This Day Tonight

Nov 09 2014

1994: November 12-18

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) Sundae too far away! Those who have seen the film The Adventures Of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert may have seen Ken Radley as the vile redneck drunk in Coober Pedy intent on doing something “something villainous” to Guy Pearce‘s befrocked character. What most may not realise is that Radley …

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Aug 27 2013

Obituary: Bill Peach

Bill Peach, former journalist and TV and radio presenter, has died at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital at the age of 78. Born in the NSW town of Lockhart in 1935, Peach began his career as a cadet at ABC radio in the late 1950s.  After a stint working overseas at the BBC he returned to …

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Dec 08 2012

1992: December 6-12

‘I don’t care if I don’t come back!’ Former Home And Away star Les Hill (pictured) has lashed out at the industry that had made him a popular teen star, claiming hurt and disillusionment.   Before joining the series as a 16-year-old, he thought he knew what to expect.  “I knew about all the photo shoots, …

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Jan 29 2012

Willesee at Seven… again

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee, the man who popularised current affairs on commercial television in the ‘70s and dominated the genre for more than two decades, is returning to television to join the Seven Network’s Sunday Night. Willesee, a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in …

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Jan 06 2012

Rage goes retro in January

For years now it’s been an annual tradition – when ABC1’s Rage goes into retro mode during the month of January. Every year Rage digs through the archive to bring viewers a mix of retro hits and repeats of classic ABC shows.  In previous years the retro playlists predominantly featured old Countdown and Rock Arena …

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Feb 08 2011

Obituary: Sonia Humphrey

Former journalist and television presenter Sonia Humphrey has died at the age of 63. A former dancer with the Australian Ballet Company, Humphrey later decided on a change of direction and completed a production course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).  Her fondness for history led to her joining an archaeological dig in …

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Oct 18 2010

TelevisionAU Update 18-Oct-2010

http://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #56: Never let it be said that the crew of ABC‘s This Day Tonight ever failed to get to the bottom of a story. For World Nudist Day in the Southern Hemisphere in 1973, the crew from the Adelaide branch of TDT were invited by a local nudist club, The Tindo Club, …

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Sep 25 2010

Kerry O’Brien signing off from The 7.30 Report

After fifteen years as host of ABC’s The 7.30 Report, Kerry O’Brien (pictured) has decided it is time to move on. In a statement issued yesterday, O’Brien said: “Quite simply it’s time for a new chapter.  I’ve been in the pressure cooker of daily current affairs hosting and interviewing for 21 straight years including six …

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