Logies: Back to back Gold for Ray
Ray Martin (pictured with Logies guest Michael Crawford) has won his third Gold Logie at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “I’m very proud. To beat the likes of, especially people like Gary Sweet and Daryl Somers. I thought it was Gary’s year, so I’m very pleased,” Martin told TV Week. And as host of the Logies, he was also pleased with the new Sunday night presentation. “I hope we’ve started something with Sunday night at the Logies,” he said. “It was exciting having the first ‘new look’ Logies.”

Logies: Sweet soul music
The 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards got off to a futuristic start with a reworking of The Heat Is On (as The TV’s On) with David Dixon and Abi Tucker. Soul singer Randy Crawford had the audience spellbound with her rendition of the ballad Imagine — and a line-up of stars including Gary Sweet, Jon English, Rebecca Gibney, Jane Hall, Shirley Strachan, Derryn Hinch (on drums), Matthew Krok and Marika (Mark Mitchell) revved up the crowd with the ’70s hit Most People I Know.

budtingwell_0001Logies: This one’s for you, Bud!
Through his 54-year career, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell (pictured) has been an actor, director, writer, producer and teacher and has been a passionate supporter of the Australian industry. And he is now also the 11th inductee into the TV Week Logie Awards Hall Of Fame. Tingwell’s career started in 1941 as a cadet announcer at Sydney radio station 2CH. After serving in World War II he co-founded a theatre company and then scored the lead role in the 1947 film Always Another Dawn. His career later took him to the United Kingdom where he worked for the next 15 years on stage, film and television. He returned to Australia in the early 1970s, initially as a guest star in Division 4 and then an ongoing role with Homicide. From that point on Tingwell has worked almost continuously, both in front and behind the camera, on programs including The Box, The Sullivans, Skyways, Cop Shop and Prisoner. More recent credits have included directing five episodes of Newlyweds, starring in the final Seven Network episode of A Country Practice and as “Gramps” in the Charlie The Wonderdog sketches in The Late Show.

raymartinbananasTV Week Logie Winners 1994: Public Voting Categories:

Gold Logie — Most Popular Personality: Ray Martin (Midday)

Silver Logie — Most Popular Actor: Gary Sweet (Police Rescue)
Silver Logie — Most Popular Actress: Sonia Todd (Police Rescue)

Most Popular Series: Home And Away (Seven Network)
Most Popular Drama: Police Rescue (ABC)
Most Popular Light Entertainment Program: Hey Hey It’s Saturday (Nine Network)
Most Popular Light Entertainment Personality: Ray Martin (Midday)
Most Popular Comedy Program: The Late Show (ABC)
Most Popular Comedy Personality: Ruth Cracknell (Mother And Son)
Most Popular Public Affairs Program: Real Life (Seven Network)
Most Popular Lifestyle Information Program: Burke’s Backyard (Nine Network)
Most Popular Sports Program: AFL Grand Final (Seven Network)
Most Popular Children’s Program: Agro’s Cartoon Connection (Seven Network)
Most Popular New Talent: Melissa George (Home And Away)

garrymcdonaldruthcracknellTV Week Logie Winners 1994: Industry Voting Categories:

Gold Logie — Hall Of Fame: Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell

Silver Logie — Most Outstanding Actor: Garry McDonald (Mother And Son) (pictured)
Silver Logie — Most Outstanding Actress: Ruth Cracknell (Mother And Son) (pictured)

Most Outstanding Achievement In Drama: Phoenix 2 (ABC)
Most Outstanding Documentary: Labor In Power (ABC)
Most Outstanding Achievement In News: Sydney 2000 Announcement (Nine Network)
Most Outstanding Achievement In Public Affairs: “Ships Of Shame”. Sunday (Nine Network)
Most Outstanding Achievement In Comedy: The Late Show (ABC)
Most Outstanding Achievement By Regional Television: Rest In Peace (Prime)


  • It seems not everyone has a sense of humour about Nine‘s new gotcha series Just Kidding — with threats of legal action from some of the show’s victims.
  • Graham Harvey, who played Michael Sturgess in E Street, is playing the part of a gay lover in the play Straight And Narrow at the Sydney Opera House, but it is not the first time he has played a gay character. He won acclaim for his portrayal of the lover of a man dying of AIDS in GP.
  • Rumours around the production of Olivia Newton-John‘s new series Human Nature indicate that the star is looking for a loophole in her contract to make an exit from the project.
  • A Country Practice has been relaunched by Network Ten with a function at the Collingwood Children’s Farm in Melbourne, complete with a bush band and special ACP gumboots the required footwear.

Lawrie Masterson: The View From Here

Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell‘s name is not one that has been up there every year when the various Logie Awards categories have been announced, yet he has been part of the backbone of the showbusiness industry in Australia. And it is a credit to him that young performers such as the D Generation, who were seen to be at the cutting of TV last year with The Late Show, sought his services. Behind the scenes, Bud has been just as active over several decades as a writer, director and producer. His TV Week Logies Hall Of Fame Award is richly deserved and, from all here, our warmest congratulations to him. Those congratulations also go to the winners of each and every category in this year’s Logies.”

petatoppano_0001Program Highlights (Melbourne, April 23-29):
Saturday: NBL Mitsubishi Challenge (11.35pm, Ten) features a delayed telecast of Melbourne versus Sydney from the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Sunday: Peta Toppano (pictured) joins the cast of Heartbreak High (6.30pm, Ten). Sunday night movies are The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (Seven), Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (Nine) and Alien 3 (Ten).

Monday: In Neighbours (6.30pm, Ten), Doug (Terence Donovan) and Pam (Sue Jones) rush Gaby (Rachel Blakely) to hospital. Politician Cheryl Kernot is a guest on The Talk Show (7.30pm, SBS).

Tuesday: In Blue Heelers (7.30pm, Seven), the fate of a small boy hangs in the balance due to a maze of untruths. In GP (8.30pm, ABC), Peter (Dominic Elmaloglou) falls for his teacher, but his interest soon changes when he learns she is HIV positive.

Wednesday: In A Country Practice (7.30pm, Ten), Harry (Andrew Blackman) is marooned at Melbourne Airport with an attractive young woman after they both lose luggage. This week’s Under The Skin (8pm, SBS) drama is Old Sam, Jasper And Mr Frank, the story of an elderly pensioner (played by Alwyn Kurts), bullied by local kids, who strikes up an unexpected friendship with his six-year-old neighbour. Nancye Hayes hosts the special Once In A Blue Moon: A Celebration Of Australian Musicals (8.30pm, ABC).

Thursday: The Big Byte (7.30pm, SBS) looks at a computer game which teaches children how to deal with diabetes. In Beyond 2000 (7.30pm, Ten), Andrew Waterworth examines a new machine for cooking and unlike the microwave oven, has no radiation; and Iain Finlay investigates a new system for scuba divers.

Friday: Alan Jones Live (7pm, Ten) presents a one-hour special edition, The Great Bank Debate. In Rex Hunt’s The Great Outdoors (7.30pm, Seven), Frankie J Holden goes formula one yacht racing on Sydney Harbour, Bridget Adams travels to Cowra to visit a Japanese garden, and Penny Cook reviews a book that will give a good start to scouting, camping and bushcraft.

Source: TV Week (Melbourne edition), incorporating TV Times and TV Guide.  23 April 1994. Southdown Press.



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