Tag: Class Of ’74

Obituary: Alan Coleman

Alan Coleman, veteran TV producer, writer and director, has died at the age of 76. English-born Coleman started his career as an actor but later moved behind the cameras, eventually becoming director of Britain’s first daily drama series, Crossroads, in the 1960s. It was a series that pioneered the rapid-fire production schedule that is commonplace …

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1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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ACA interviews Reg Grundy

It is not often that this site actively promotes A Current Affair but will make an exception for this coming Monday’s edition as host Tracy Grimshaw interviews legendary television producer Reg Grundy (pictured) and wife, actress and author Joy Chambers at their home in Bermuda. Grundy first appeared on TV in 1959 as the host …

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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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TelevisionAU Update 17-Jun-10

https://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #55:  For over thirty years Peter Hitchener has been a trusted face of news at GTV9, Melbourne.  Starting his career in Brisbane in the 1960s, Hitchener then moved to Sydney’s TCN9.  But then when he went further south to Melbourne in 1974, Hitchener was hosting a game show, Gambit, based on the …

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1979: December 8-14

Sergeant O’Reilly’s ball and chain! A happy occasion on Seven’s Cop Shop with the wedding of Senior Sergeant Eric O’Reilly (Terry Norris) and Lorna Close (Moya O’Sullivan).  The wedding, held in an outdoor setting, will go to air this week in Melbourne and Brisbane and later in Sydney. Arcade builds into a blockbuster Production on …

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