15 March 2009 archive

Hitting the G-Code spot!

Since the advent of the home video cassette recorder it had been a running joke that it was a mammoth, if not perplexing, task for anyone – or at least, anyone over the age of puberty – to attempt to pre-program the VCR to tape programs in advance. No two VCR models were the same …

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1979: March 17-23

Julie Anthony’s singing the blues away This week, the Seven Network will screen The Julie Anthony Special, a one-hour production taped late last year on the Gold Coast.  But since the special was taped, the former South Australian farm girl who grew up to charm London audiences in the stage production of Irene, has lost …

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Louie the footy TV legend

Despite retiring from the game of Australian rules in the 1950s, former Collingwood premiership captain Lou Richards (pictured) has become, unofficially at least, a legend of the game. Last week, Richards’ former football club put out a call to the AFL Commission to have his legend status officially recognised in the league’s Hall of Fame …

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