Tag: A Current Affair

Obituary: Mike Willesee

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee has died at the age of 76. He been diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016. Perth-born Willesee was the son of politician Don Willesee. His TV career started as a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in the 1960s (pictured), and …

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Nationwide running towards the ’80s

Nineteen Seventy-Nine marked something of a shift in current affairs on television. The Eighties was approaching and something different was going to be needed to help us keep up with the modern decade. Both ABC and Nine had just axed their long-running nightly current affairs programs This Day Tonight and A Current Affair respectively. The new …

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Obituary: Ron Casey

Controversial Sydney broadcaster Ron Casey has died at the age of 89. Starting in radio at Sydney station 2KY in the 1940s and was a regular on Sydney radio until the 2000s, with stints also at 2SM and 2GB. When television began in the 1950s, Casey starting working freelance for TCN9 in Sydney.  In the …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Former Home And Away star Kate Ritchie won her second TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held on 4 May 2008 at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium and telecast on the Nine Network. The 50th annual awards marked some significant changes …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Nine Network‘s Midday host Ray Martin won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19 March 1993 and telecast on Network Ten. For Martin (pictured on TV Week‘s front cover with Silver Logie …

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Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 60th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Grant Denyer (Family Feud, All Star Family Feud), Amanda Keller (The Living Room) and …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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Mike Willesee on Australian Story

Veteran television journalist, presenter and producer Mike Willesee is profiled in next Monday’s edition of Australian Story. In the first of a two-part episode titled Behind The Mask, Australian Story looks back at the 50 year career of the first of a generation of Willesees to grace our screens as he faces his greatest challenge — …

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