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Nov 24 2016

Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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Nov 05 2014

Who Do You Think You Are… a sitcom?

These days the title Who Do You Think You Are? refers to a celebrity-themed genealogical series created by the BBC and franchised around the world, including Australia, where it has been a hit for SBS. Back in the Seventies, Who Do You Think You Are? was a show of a much different kind. It was …

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Jan 31 2014

The 3rd AACTA Awards

Actress Jacki Weaver (pictured) has been applauded for a career spanning over 50 years at last night’s 3rd annual AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards). Weaver received the Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement at the presentation held at The Star, Sydney. The accolade comes just days after she was made an Officer of the Order …

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Apr 26 2013

Obituary: Johnny Lockwood

Johnny Lockwood, the actor best known for his role of Hungarian shop owner Aldo Godolfus in ’70s soap opera Number 96, has died peacefully at the age of 92. Growing up in London, and orphaned at the age of 11, he was a child performer, joining the dancing troupe Twelve Dancing Kiddies at age 14. …

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Nov 11 2009

1979: November 3-9

Sammys golden night out The fourth annual Australian TV and Film Awards, the Sammys, have been presented at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.  Winning the Gold Sammy awards, for excellence in performance during the year, were daytime TV host Mike Walsh and singer and TV presenter Marcia Hines.  For Walsh it is his second Gold Sammy and …

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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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Aug 02 2009

1979: July 28-August 3

Cover: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies)  For the love of Mike For a group of 50 housewives, the daily chores will have to wait another day as they head into TCN9’s studios to be in the audience for The Mike Walsh Show.  The group, organised by a Padstow primary school as a fund-raiser, …

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May 03 2009

1979: 21st TV Week Logie Awards

After more than twenty years in television it had been a long time coming – but the 21st anniversary TV Week Logie Awards finally saw Bert Newton win his first Gold Logie. Newton, a veteran Logies host as well as host of New Faces and sidekick on The Don Lane Show, had been nominated several …

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Jan 25 2009

1979: January 27-February 2

Stardom and the single manTV Times talked to a cross-section of showbusiness bachelors about the pros and cons of single life while in the public eye. For Don Lane, currently in a relationship, there was a time when he would question if a girl was interested in Don Lane, the person, or Don Lane on …

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Jan 22 2009

What’s a Logie worth…?

Bunney Brooke, who played the pragmatic Flo Patterson in Number 96 for much of its five-year run in the ’70s, had a varied career both in front and behind the cameras. After her years sharing Flat 3 at the infamous apartment block with Dorrie and Herb Evans (Pat McDonald and Ron Shand) and her pet …

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