January 2021 archive

Obituary: David Evans

David Evans, former regional television and ABC radio presenter, died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 78. He began his media career at radio station 2VM in Moree, NSW, in the early 1980s. He moved to television in 1984, as newsreader at NEN9 (now Prime7) in Tamworth in 1984. He stayed in the …

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Obituary: Gaynor Bunning

Gaynor Bunning, one of the early stars of Melbourne television, died last week in Mooloolaba at the age of 82. She had been suffering from dementia. Born in Geelong, she began performing at the age of four. By the time she was 11-years-old, she was a member of the radio variety show, Swallow’s Juniors. When …

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Digital TV turns 20

It is 20 years today since Australian television first entered the digital age with the commencement of digital transmission in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Digital television marked the most significant change in television viewing since the introduction of colour in 1975. With the advent of high definition, widescreen television, there was a lot …

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Happy New Year from The Sullivans

Happy New Year and a handy 1978 calendar from The Sullivans — Grace (Lorraine Bayly), Dave (Paul Cronin), Harry (Michael Caton) and Rose (Maggie Dence). Sadly, as well as World War II still playing out, it would not be a happy year at home for the family, with Rose tragically drowning during a New Year’s …

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