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1978: November 4-10

Their Restless Years Three of The Restless Years‘ more ‘senior’ cast members were asked by TV Times to recall some of their own ‘restless years’.  June Salter (pictured, bottom right) recalled hiding her smoking habit from her parents, “when I finally had the courage to tell mum ‘I’m 23 and I’m going to smoke in …

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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: 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: May 20-26

Cover: Leif Garrett Radio sparks network warTV Times reports that an unusual battle may soon emerge with the development of two dramas based around talk-back radio hosts. A pilot for Sydney-based The Oracle, starring John Gregg, is already in production for ABC. Meanwhile, a Melbourne-based production based on a talk-back radio star has been commissioned …

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Your earliest TV memory

What is your earliest TV memory? Was it… Watching flickering sets in TV store windows? The Melbourne Olympic Games? Graham Kennedy on In Melbourne Tonight… …or later on Blankety Blanks? The Mavis Bramston Show? Man on the moon? Watching sitcoms like Here’s Lucy… …The Brady Bunch… …or Bewitched? Sneaking a peek at Abigail on Number …

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Justine Saunders

Justine Saunders, one of Australia’s most prominent indigenous actresses of the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Sydney after a battle with cancer.Born in Queensland in 1953, Saunders came to prominence in the 1970s in the Nine Network series Luke’s Kingdom before scoring an ongoing role as Rhonda in Number 96 in 1976. Later TV …

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