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1978: October 28-November 3

Sammys Golden Night It was a Who’s Who of Australian Showbusiness when 800 stars, producers and writers gathered at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on 11 October for the third annual Sammy Awards.  The awards, held in partnership between TV Times, the Variety Club of Australia charity and the Seven Network, honour the Australian film and television …

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1978: October 21-27

Jimmy’s still playing the game In 22 years of TV, Jimmy Hannan has hosted more than twenty shows – including Celebrity Squares, Spending Spree, Split Second, Say When, Generation Gap, The Jimmy Hannan Show, Saturday Date and Let’s Make A Deal – but since Nine axed Let’s Make A Deal a year ago, the “eyes …

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1978: October 14-20

Cover: Farrah Fawcett-Majors Debbie’s agony isn’t over yet Former Young Talent Time star Debbie Byrne might have had drug possession charges against her and her husband dismissed by a Melbourne magistrate, but the 21-year-old quickly realised that she was being tried all over again – by the public. “I feel as though I have to …

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1978: October 7-13

The Sammys: Who will win? TV Times promises a glittering night of stars when the third annual Australian Film and TV Awards – otherwise known as The Sammys – will be presented this week from the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The awards are a joint venture between TV Times, the Seven Network and the Variety …

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1978: September 30-October 6

Happy the War bride When Alice Morgan and Michael Watkins (Megan Williams and John Walton, pictured) walk down the aisle together on The Sullivans, the bride’s dress will bring back happy memories for one viewer, Mrs Emmett of Victoria, who wore the same dress on her own wedding day in 1943 and offered it to …

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1978: September 23-29

Cover: Michael Landon (Little House On The Prairie) The Sammys are coming! The third annual Sammy Awards promise to be the most exciting yet, with a stunning line-up of stars, programs and movies all vying for honours among 39 categories. This year will also mark the inauguration of the Chips Rafferty Memorial Award. The Sammy …

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1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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1978: September 9-15

Million dollar TV extravaganza begins! The Seven Network‘s million-dollar historical epic Against The Wind premieres this week. The 13-part series, starring Mary Larkin and Jon English, took six months to make and is the culmination of intense research and meticulous set construction and costume design to properly reconstruct 19th century Australia. Also starring in the …

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1978: September 2-8

Inside The Restless YearsEvery Wednesday morning, Reg Watson from the Reg Grundy Organisation and Dennis Spencer from the 0-10 Network sit down to watch the latest episodes of The Restless Years and give their post-mortem on the show – keeping a close eye on all aspects of the show including actors’ performances, technical quality, sets …

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1978: August 26-September 1

Megan Williams’ views on marriageThe Sullivans actress Megan Williams (pictured, with co-star John Walton) has good and bad news for Australian men. The good news: she is a romantic. The bad news: she is in no hurry to marry or settle down. The 21-year-old who shot to national fame in the teenage soap Class Of …

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