Tag: Beauty And The Beast

Obituary: Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson, television personality and prominent anti-bullying campaigner, has died at the age of 47. Her body was discovered earlier today (Saturday) in her Sydney apartment. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. New Zealand-born Dawson started her career as a model and later came to Australia as fashion editor for Woman’s Day and New …

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Television.AU February update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. Classic TV Guides Melbourne: 16 May 2002 (Premiere: Kath And Kim, pictured) Sydney: 17 June 1959 (First televised Shakespeare in Australia) 4 November 1969 (Melbourne Cup) 19 October 1974 (First test colour programs — Sydney) Brisbane: 31 December 1979 16 August 1984 (QTQ9 celebrates 25 years) 13 July …

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Obituary: Maureen Duval

Maureen Duval, former model and daytime TV presenter, has died in Sydney after a long illness. A Miss Australia entrant in the 1950s — as Miss NSW — and successful model in the 1960s, Duval went on to be a brand ambassador for department store David Jones for 16 years. In an era where daytime TV …

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Obituary: Pat Lovell

Pat Lovell, film producer and former TV host best known as Miss Pat from Mr Squiggle, has died at the age of 83 following complications due to liver cancer. Starting her career in radio at the ABC, in 1960 she replaced Gina Curtis as host of the Wednesday edition of ABC‘s Children’s TV Club which included the …

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Looking sharp for the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s longest running annual sporting event — this year is the 152nd running of the ‘race that stops the nation’.  But the Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the horses… some would say more importantly it’s about the fashions on the field. The occasion of the Melbourne Cup usually gives the TV …

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Derryn Hinch returns to Seven

Broadcaster Derryn Hinch is returning to the Seven Network more than 20 years after the same network sacked him. The 3AW drive-time presenter announced to listeners today that he will be joining Seven as National Public Affairs Commentator, to appear on programs including Sunrise, Sunday Night and Seven News. He makes his first appearance on Sunrise on Monday. …

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Barbie Rogers in Friday flashback

The Seven Network’s The Morning Show last week featured former model and TV personality Barbie Rogers as a ‘Friday Flashback’. Rogers was a teenage model in the 1960s before becoming a national TV celebrity as hostess of Seven’s early 1970s quiz shows, Temptation and The Great Temptation, alongside host Tony Barber. Launched as a one-hour …

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Hazel Phillips has got Talent

It was a brief stroll down memory lane on tonight’s edition of Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent when actress, performer and former TV host Hazel Phillips entered the stage. Phillips dates back to the earliest days of television, appearing in a TV talent quest before TV officially launched in Australia.  She concedes she didn’t win the …

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Derryn Hinch diagnosed with cancer

Melbourne radio host and former TV presenter Derryn Hinch (pictured) has told listeners of his 3AW drive-time program that he has been diagnosed with liver cancer and is to undergo “major surgery very soon”. Hinch, 66, said he will be told later this week when the surgery is to go ahead and that he expects …

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Remembering Seven’s Epping era

The Sunrise team earlier this week posted a picture via their Twitter feed showing the demolition (“using Gladiator props as wrecking balls?”) of the Seven Network’s former studios in Sydney. The studios, in the suburb of Epping, were barely completed when the ribbon across the Studio B doors was cut on ATN7’s opening night – …

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