brianhenderson_0001Former Sydney TV newsreader Brian Henderson is to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall of Fame.

New Zealand-born Henderson, a Gold Logie winner in 1968 (pictured), had joined TCN9 in the late 1950s.  He dominated Sydney television for over 40 years as newsreader at TCN and was known nationally as host of pop music program Bandstand which ran until 1972.

He retired from Nine in 2002 but made a low-key return to television in recent months as narrator for a Foxtel documentary based on the Granville train disaster.

Henderson’s entry into the Hall of Fame comes after his former National Nine News counterpart in Melbourne, Brian Naylor, was posthumously entered into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

The TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall of Fame was launched in 1984.  Producer Hector Crawford was the first to be inducted.  Others to have followed include Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, Don Lane, Reg Grundy, Johnny Young, Garry McDonald, Ruth Cracknell, Maurie Fields, Mike Walsh, Mike Willesee, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, James Davern, Bill Collins, Laurie Oakes and programs Four Corners, Play School and Neighbours.

The 55th annual TV Week Logie Awards will be held at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex on Sunday 7 April and telecast on the Nine Network.

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