Tag: Against The Wind

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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1994: June 18-24

Cover: Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone, Winona Ryder Lochie’s Getaway gig Lochie Daddo has been announced as David Reyne‘s replacement on travel show Getaway. “Travelling is one of my favourite pastimes and now they are paying me to do it,” he told TV Week. His first story will screen on the show’s ‘Australia On …

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Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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1979: December 29-January 4

Cover: Paula Duncan, John Orcsik, Joanna Lockwood, Peter Adams (Cop Shop) TV in the ‘70s As the 1970s come to a close, TV Times takes a look back at some of the names, programs and events that helped shape the decade that was. 1970: The Long Arm, axed after a short run on the 0-10 …

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1979: December 22-28

Cover (clockwise from bottom right): Peter Lochran (The Young Doctors), Marcia Hines, Mike Walsh, Susan Hannaford (The Sullivans), John Orcsik (Cop Shop), June Salter (The Restless Years) Belinda buries her sexy past Belinda Giblin doesn’t want to be known as “that sexy secretary from The Box.”  She’d much rather be known as an actress who …

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1979: December 15-21

Cover: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) Countdown to the ‘80s Countdown’s Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and producer Ted Emery have travelled the world to compile a 90-minute special edition of the show to signal the end of the 1970s.  The pair interviewed more than 100 pop stars across Australia, the US, UK and Europe for …

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1979: November 3-9

Sammys golden night out The fourth annual Australian TV and Film Awards, the Sammys, have been presented at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.  Winning the Gold Sammy awards, for excellence in performance during the year, were daytime TV host Mike Walsh and singer and TV presenter Marcia Hines.  For Walsh it is his second Gold Sammy and …

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1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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1979: September 22-28

Cover: Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy The Sullivans prepare for peace As the Nine Network’s The Sullivans moves into its fourth year of production, fans needn’t worry that the end of World War II will mean the end of the show.  “Yes, The Sullivans definitely will go on after the war,” says Crawford Productions chairman …

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1979: September 15-21

Cover: Mike Walsh Top job for Robyn Actress Robyn Nevin has scored a major role in the upcoming mini-series Water Under The Bridge.  Nevin will play the role of over-possessive foster mother Shasta in the mini-series based on Sumner Locke Elliott’s novel.  The role will also provide Nevin a more personal challenge – she scored …

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