Tag: Cop Shop

1978: June 3-9

Sonny’s rocky road to stardomSonny Blake (pictured, with Zoe Bertram) was on the verge of becoming a professional boxer until a change in direction saw the 19-year-old cast in the 0-10 Network series The Restless Years. A self-confessed film buff, Blake boasts a collection of classic films on videotape and a large part of his …

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1978: May 27-June 2

What makes Bert run?Bert Newton (pictured, with wife Patti) has taken on a lot in the last three years – marriage, fatherhood, five mornings a week on radio 3UZ, two nights a week on The Don Lane Show, his own weekly show New Faces, TV commercials and was King of Melbourne’s annual Moomba festival – …

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1978: May 20-26

Cover: Leif Garrett Radio sparks network warTV Times reports that an unusual battle may soon emerge with the development of two dramas based around talk-back radio hosts. A pilot for Sydney-based The Oracle, starring John Gregg, is already in production for ABC. Meanwhile, a Melbourne-based production based on a talk-back radio star has been commissioned …

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1978: May 13-19

The battle of Bacchus MarshThe producers of Nine‘s World War II drama The Sullivans have revealed one of the show’s most overworked ‘actors’ – an olive tree. The lone tree, located in Sunbury just outside of Melbourne, has been photographed from just about every angle to give a touch of the Mediterranean to location filming …

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1978: TV Week Logie Awards

As part of this blog’s ongoing theme of all things TV in 1978 – to coincide with tonight’s presentation of the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards, let’s have a look at what they were doing at the 20th TV Week Logie Awards presentation, thirty years ago. The 1978 TV Week Logie Awards were held …

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1978: April 22-28

Serves him right!On the eve of his visit to Australia, Are You Being Served? star John Inman (pictured) talks to TV Times about his stage career and the fame that comes from being in a hit TV series. But the actor, who admits being in his early 40s, is reluctant to discuss his private life, …

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1978: January 21-27

Cover Story: Marcia – The hard road to the hits: Queen of Pop Marcia Hines has taken her show on a tour around Australia, with 86 concerts performed in as many towns and cities over fourteen weeks – claiming to be the biggest tour ever undertaken in Australia. In this double-page article, Hines’ manager Peter …

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1978: January 14-20

Cop Shop‘s Restless Mum Actress Rowena Wallace is feeling that she’s becoming typecast after a succession of roles which the 30-year-old has played a “homely wife” figure – a perception not helped by her naturally silver hair (“a hereditary thing”) and that one of her earlier roles in the mini-series Power Without Glory had her …

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1978: January 7-13

Cover Story: TV’s Sportsman of the Year TV Times previews the presentation of the 1977 Sportsman Of The Year – to be screened on ABC on Saturday 7 January. Among the favourites to take out the title are Dennis Lillee (cricket), Bart Cummings (racing), Graham Marsh (golf), Evonne Cawley (tennis) and Rocky Mattioli (boxing). Countdown …

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