January 2019 archive

TV Week Logie Awards revives ad category

In the 1960s and 1970s, the TV Week Logie Awards featured categories to recognise television commercials. Some of the past winners in this category have included Mobil Oil, Alka Seltzer, soft drink brands Coca Cola, Fanta and Export Cola,  deodorant Uncle Sam and cigarette companies like Craven A , Cambridge, Winfield and Kingford. (Cigarette advertising was …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/tv-week-logie-awards-revives-ad-category.html

TV At 60: Operation Kangaroo

It could be said that the only reason Australia got television when it did was because of sport. The launch of television in 1956 was conveniently just in time for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and had it not been for the Games we could have been waiting a lot longer! For the first few …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/tv-at-60-operation-kangaroo.html

Obituary: Jimmy Hannan

Jimmy Hannan, one of Australia’s leading stars of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, has died at the age of 84 after a short battle with cancer. Sydney-born Hannan made his TV debut in 1956 as a contestant on Name That Tune, Australia’s first TV game show.  The prize money he won on the show paid …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/obituary-jimmy-hannan.html

Obituary: Annalise Braakensiek

Actress, model and lifestyle blogger Annalise Braakensiek has died suddenly at the age of 46. Police and ambulance crews found her dead in her apartment on Sunday afternoon after friends and family became concerned about her whereabouts. A model since her teenage years, Braakensiek’s big break came when she was awarded Inside Sport Model of the Year …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/obituary-annalise-braakensiek.html

Obituary: Darius Perkins

Darius Perkins, best known as the original actor to play Scott Robinson in Neighbours, died last week from cancer at the age of 54. Making his TV debut in a commercial, Perkins then made guest appearances in The Sullivans, All The Green Years and Carson’s Law. His performance in the mini-series All The Rivers Run won …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/obituary-darius-perkins.html

Nine announces new Today line-up

The Nine Network has confirmed its refreshed line-up for its long-running Today show. Co-host Georgie Gardner continues in the role but replacing her former colleague Karl Stefanovic will be newsreader Deborah Knight. Nine news reporter Tom Steinfort will become Today‘s news presenter, and Today will also feature Melbourne sports presenter Tony Jones, Nine Finance Editor Ross …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/nine-announces-new-today-line-up.html

Rage Retro Month: Countdown, GTK

Rage‘s traditional Retro Month is on again. Every Saturday during January, Rage goes through (what’s left of) the ABC archives and digs out some retro treasures, this week including six Countdown episodes from 1980 through to 1982 and featuring guest hostings by Renee Geyer (pictured), Darryl Cotton and Jon English. This week’s Retro Month playlist …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/rage-retro-month-countdown-gtk.html

TV At 60: The first TV Week Awards

It was the issue of TV Week dated 1 January 1959 that announced the winners of the first TV Week Awards — what would become the Logie Awards. During 1958, TV Week had invited Melbourne readers of its magazine to vote for their TV favourites for the year. There was no glamorous ceremony for handing …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2019/01/tv-at-60-the-first-tv-week-awards.html