Tag: Against The Wind

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: 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: July 22-28

Cover: Paul Michael Glasner (Starsky And Hutch) ‘Mystery’ men in pop song festival As TV Times went to press, the 0-10 Network was still to determine which songs or performers will appear on the seventh annual Australia Popular Song Festival which takes place at the end of the week. More than 2000 entries had been …

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1978: February 18-24

Cover: TV Times‘ Salute To Hollywood. Celebrating 50 years of ‘talkies’. The search is over:Producers of the upcoming mini-series Against The Wind have cast the lead female character for the 13-part epic. Irish-born Mary Larkin was chosen after auditions were held in Australia and England. TV Times reports that production of the $1 million series …

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1978: February 11-17

Cover: Charlie’s Angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd) Mike’s game for TDT job:TV Times reports that Mike Minehan, former host of A Current Affair and the game show $30,000 Treasure Hunt, has taken on the job as host of the Victorian edition of ABC‘s This Day Tonight. Minehan takes on the role as replacement …

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1978: February 4-10

Cover Story: Inside the Game Show business:TV Times talks to producer Reg Grundy, the radio game show host of the 1950s that went on to head a TV production empire worth around $6 million (in 1978 dollars) turnover a year. Famous for taking US game show formats and franchising them for local audiences, Grundy had …

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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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