Tag Archive: Video Village

Mar 13 2017

Obituary: Dan Webb

Dan Webb, one of the first personalities on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 92. Webb was breakfast announcer at radio station 3DB before being picked up by its sister television station HSV7 as one of its star line-up, alongside Eric Pearce and actress Mary Parker. He introduced HSV7’s test transmissions and was on-air on opening …

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Dec 31 2014

And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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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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Jan 14 2014

Revisiting Video Village

For many of a certain age the mention of Video Village will conjure up some fond memories. Video Village was a popular game show of the 1960s, produced by Crawford Productions for HSV7 in Melbourne and screened on a number of interstate stations. Launched in July 1962, Video Village was hosted by “mayor” Danny Webb, a presenter at …

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Dec 10 2013

HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Apr 22 2011

Good Friday Appeal tradition continues

Flashback to 1972… and Temptation and Great Temptation hostess Barbara Rogers and Homicide star Leonard Teale (pictured) are promoting the Good Friday Appeal telethons for Melbourne’s HSV7 and Adelaide’s ADS7. The Adelaide telethon has long gone, but Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal continues to tap into the generosity of Victorians to raise funds …

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Jun 28 2008

YouTube: Seven hit by Sydney cold-front!

Every city is parochial to some extent, but for some reason, Melburnians are just that little more precious about their city – especially if there are seen to be influences from Sydney. This attitude to all things local was never more evident than the year 1987 – when the media shake-up not only saw all …

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