Tag: Against The Wind

1979: August 4-10

The Sullivans’ war secrets Jovan, the Yugoslav name for John, is the name of the telemovie telling the story of the missing years of John Sullivan (Andrew McFarlane, pictured), the eldest son of The Sullivans. McFarlane returned to reprise the role, describing it as “the most satisfying and stimulating role of my career.” Jovan also …

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1979: July 28-August 3

Cover: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies)  For the love of Mike For a group of 50 housewives, the daily chores will have to wait another day as they head into TCN9’s studios to be in the audience for The Mike Walsh Show.  The group, organised by a Padstow primary school as a fund-raiser, …

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1979: 21st TV Week Logie Awards

After more than twenty years in television it had been a long time coming – but the 21st anniversary TV Week Logie Awards finally saw Bert Newton win his first Gold Logie. Newton, a veteran Logies host as well as host of New Faces and sidekick on The Don Lane Show, had been nominated several …

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1979: March 10-16

Instant stardom, and how they handle it With TV soap operas turning young, unknown actors into national celebrities overnight, it is easy for these young stars to let their newfound fame get to their head.   But some of these young actors – including The Restless Years‘ Victoria Nicolls, Julieanne Newbould and Michael Smith (pictured) – …

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Frank Gallacher

Frank Gallacher, accomplished film, theatre and television actor, has died in Melbourne at the age of 65. Born in Scotland, Gallacher (prounounced Gal-uck-er) came to Australia as a 19-year-old schoolteacher in 1963.  His teaching career then took him to New Guinea for three years but on his return to Australia decided to quit teaching and …

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Ernie Bourne

Veteran performer Ernie Bourne has died in Melbourne at the age of 82. With a career dating back to the earliest days of Australian television, English-born Bourne appeared in early productions such as the courtroom drama Consider Your Verdict and the situation comedy Hey You! (pictured) Bourne also starred in the popular ’60s children’s series …

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1979: January 6-12

TV’s Sportsman of the Year ABC‘s annual Sportsman Of The Year awards night appears this week. ABC sporting commentator Norman May has nominated swimming champion Tracey Wickham and speedboat driver Ken Warby as outstanding achievers during the year 1978. May has also acknowledged Edwina Kennedy (golf), Jim Lynch (speed skating) and Mick Cronin (rugby league) …

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1978: December 30-January 5

Holden rocks Hollywood Mark Holden burst onto American TV screens in Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee special. Within days the CBS network’s Hollywood offices were deluged with fan mail. But, despite his newfound attention, the Aussie pop star is keeping a low profile on the PR circuit. Besides, he has enough to keep him busy with writing …

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1978: December 9-15

Cover: Ron Howard (Happy Days) Where’s our wonder woman? The producers of Nine‘s upcoming current affairs program 60 Minutes are looking for a female reporter following the unexpected departure of Kate Ballieu from the team due to sickness and personal reasons.  “I think it would be nice in this day and age to have a …

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1978: December 2-8

The Sullivans’ amazing Grace… Actress Lorraine Bayly is made to look considerably older than her 36 years when playing the motherly Grace Sullivan in The Sullivans – with make-up applied to add wrinkles and darken her cheeks, having her hair tied back and wearing loose-fitting dresses.  In fact, when she is not in Grace Sullivan …

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