Tag: This Fabulous Century

Sep 08 2017

Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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Sep 25 2016

TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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Sep 12 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part II

Continuing the countdown of the top 60 Australian TV shows. Numbers 60 to 51 were published yesterday. Feel free to share or comment and there will be a poll later in the week. 50. This Fabulous Century (Seven, 1979) Billed at the time as the most expensive documentary project ever undertaken by Australian TV, This …

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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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Oct 18 2009

1979: October 20-26

Tom’s accent is on variety Canadian-born Tom Burlinson has tackled Irish, English and American accents in various roles since leaving the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1976, but has found that playing Mickey Pratt in the 0-10 Network’s The Restless Years has presented the biggest challenge.  “Mickey’s Australian accent is one of the …

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Oct 10 2009

1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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Oct 10 2009

1979: October 6-12

Cover: Bill Bixby (The Incredible Hulk) ABC plans a summer of golf ABC plans to screen nine golf tournaments over spring-summer circuit, including the Dunhill Australian Open, which will be the largest single golf coverage ever undertaken by the broadcaster.  For the Open, 26 hours of coverage will involve 150 personnel, 25 cameras, $8 million …

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Sep 23 2009

1979: September 22-28

Cover: Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy The Sullivans prepare for peace As the Nine Network’s The Sullivans moves into its fourth year of production, fans needn’t worry that the end of World War II will mean the end of the show.  “Yes, The Sullivans definitely will go on after the war,” says Crawford Productions chairman …

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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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Aug 16 2009

1979: August 18-24

Young Doctor in love Dr Peter Holland (Peter Lochran, pictured) has often been seen as the heartless playboy out for a good time in The Young Doctors.  But the arrival of Maria Pazios (Sigrid Thornton) is set to change all that.  It is love at first sight for the pair but it is set to …

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