Tag Archive: Time For Terry

Dec 23 2016

Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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Sep 15 2015

Showcase, the X Factor of the ’60s

This week The X Factor has kicked off yet another series to find the next act that Australia will seemingly fall in love with. Fifty years ago today another big-budget talent quest was trying to do much the same thing — although except wanting to find the next One Direction, it was more about finding the …

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Nov 18 2014

On TV: 18 November 1964, Melbourne

An ambitious local production of Shakespeare’s Othello (starring Raymond Westwell, pictured) was the highlight of ABC station ABV2‘s program schedule in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 November 1964, as reported in both TV Week and TV Times.. Television that day didn’t kick off until late morning — with the first program of the day being For The Juniors, …

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Mar 11 2012

Obituary: Ian Turpie

Australian showbusiness has lost one of its true veterans with reports that Ian Turpie has died from cancer at the age of 68. Born in Melbourne in 1943, his career started as a child actor back in the 1950s working in radio and theatre productions.  He later moved to television as a performer on variety …

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