September 2015 archive

Obituary: John Crook

John Crook, best known as a television personality in Brisbane, has passed away in Geelong at the age of 76. A former radio announcer, Crook’s television career began in Bendigo at BCV8 in the early 1960s. He then moved to Hobart’s TVT6, where he won a TV Week Logie award for Most Popular Male Personality in …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/obituary-john-crook.html

Showcase, the X Factor of the ’60s

This week The X Factor has kicked off yet another series to find the next act that Australia will seemingly fall in love with. Fifty years ago today another big-budget talent quest was trying to do much the same thing — although except wanting to find the next One Direction, it was more about finding the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/showcase-the-x-factor-of-the-60s.html

Obituary: Clem Dimsey

Clem Dimsey, best known as a former race caller for the Ten Network, has died at the age of 74. With a keen interest in horse racing, Dimsey called his first race at the age of 17 over the public address system at a race meeting in the small Victorian town of Quambatook. His media career started …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/obituary-clem-dimsey.html

1995: September 9-15

Cover: Cybill Shepherd (Cybill) and Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) Kimberley to move in to Hollywood! Rumours indicate that Neighbours star Kimberley Davies is set to leave the show and move to Hollywood to pursue further opportunities and to escape Australia’s tall poppy syndrome. When asked by TV Week about her plans, her response was: “Um… …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/1995-september-9-15.html

Obituary: Pat O’Shea

Former WIN Television sports presenter Pat O’Shea has died at the age of 64, following bowel cancer surgery last Monday. He had been placed on a breathing machine as part of his post-operation recovery, but upon receiving pathology reports his family made the difficult decision to turn off the life support. “Even if he made it through the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/obituary-pat-oshea.html

40 years since Number 96 was bombed!

Forty years ago today, the bomb went off at Number 96 — presenting one of the defining and most oft-remembered moments of Australian television drama. By 1975, after three years captivating audiences and astounding critics, Number 96‘s ratings were on the slide. Viewers had tuned away from the dramatic and comedic adventures of the residents of …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2015/09/40-years-since-number-96-was-bombed.html