NEW FLASHBACK #53
Production of the mini-series A Town Like Alice, based on Nevil Shute‘s novel of the same name, was first planned in 1979 for the Seven Network on the back of the success of their earlier historical epic, Against The Wind. A Town Like Alice was a hit when it aired in mid-1981 and the following year the mini-series took a total of five TV Week Logie awards, including best mini-series and best actor and actress awards for the leading stars, Bryan Brown and Helen Morse (pictured).
Picture: TV Week, 25 July 1981
NEW HEADLINES FROM THEN #8
TV Week, 1 March 1980: Graham Kennedy (pictured) to return to TV? International stars for the TV Week Logie Awards. Prisoner star gets US TV offer. Ten’s Bill Collins fights spinal disorder.
NEW OZ TV FLOP
The White Room (Seven, 2010)
CLASSIC TV GUIDES
1977 (Hotel Story)
1980 (The Franky Doyle Story)
1982 (TV Week Logie Awards)
1985 (ABC National, News Overnight, The Cowra Breakout)
1988 (Opening Ceremony, The Games Of The XXIV Olympiad)
1967 (Brisbane council elections, NSW Referendum, Victorian State Election)
1987 (Last day of broadcast for ADS7/SAS10, and first day of broadcast for ADS10/SAS7)
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