June 2022 archive

ABC’s 50th Anniversary — and 1915

This week, ABC celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sure enough, 40 years ago was ABC’s 50th anniversary. Like it is this week, in 1982 the national broadcaster had a number of special projects to mark the occasion. For its 50th, ABC’s major television production was a mini-series, 1915, a dramatised version of the novel by Roger …

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Today celebrates 40 years

The Nine Network‘s Today is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a look back at the news, events, special guests, road trips and bloopers that have featured over that time. The week-long celebration culminates in a special edition on Friday 1 July, which will feature some of the show’s past presenters and will appear in front …

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Obituary: Carol Raye

Carol Raye, former television producer and performer, has died at the age of 99. British-born Raye had a successful career in British film and television in the 1940s and ’50s. In the early 1960s, her husband’s work took the family to Kenya and Raye ended up working as a producer for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. …

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The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards

After three years, the TV Week Logie Awards made their return, culminating with Hamish Blake winning the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television. For Blake, host of Nine’s Lego Masters, it was his second Gold Logie, having won the first in 2012. In winning the Gold, he had beaten fellow nominees Julia …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Comedian Hamish Blake was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 54th annual TV Week Logie Awards. He had polled ahead of Adam Hills, Asher Keddie, Carrie Bickmore, Esther Anderson and Karl Stefanovic — with the short-listed nominees subject to an SMS vote that closed just as the Logies …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Blue Heelers star Lisa McCune won the Gold Logie at the 29th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation, on Sunday 18 May 1997, was hosted by Daryl Somers and held at Melbourne’s new Crown Entertainment Complex. The venue would go on to host the Logies for the following 20 years. The Gold Logie was …

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Obituary: Tommy Dysart

Actor Tommy Dysart, best known from Prisoner and the Yellow Pages “Goggomobil” commercials, has died at the age of 86. One of the first students enrolled at the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA) when it opened in 1959, Dysart’s acting career began in theatre. He soon made his television debut with a guest role …

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