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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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1978: November 4-10

Their Restless Years Three of The Restless Years‘ more ‘senior’ cast members were asked by TV Times to recall some of their own ‘restless years’.  June Salter (pictured, bottom right) recalled hiding her smoking habit from her parents, “when I finally had the courage to tell mum ‘I’m 23 and I’m going to smoke in …

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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: July 1-7

Cover: The Bee Gees Meldrum’s TV hit at heroin Heroin addiction has claimed the lives of four of his friends, so Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has decided to use his profile as a national TV presenter to do something about it. The Countdown host has been given the go-ahead by ABC to produce a documentary to …

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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: March 18-24

Cover: The Sullivans’ forgotten man:TV Times‘ cover story is about the leading man in The Sullivans, who also appears to be the one that the public hears least about. However this does not bother actor Paul Cronin who acknowledges that “there is more to being a series actor than that”. Pictured on the cover is …

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Your earliest TV memory

What is your earliest TV memory? Was it… Watching flickering sets in TV store windows? The Melbourne Olympic Games? Graham Kennedy on In Melbourne Tonight… …or later on Blankety Blanks? The Mavis Bramston Show? Man on the moon? Watching sitcoms like Here’s Lucy… …The Brady Bunch… …or Bewitched? Sneaking a peek at Abigail on Number …

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1978: February 25-March 3

How the censor shot down Superman:Australian scriptwriter Trevor Farrant had just spent six months working in the United States on the revived Laugh-In sketch comedy series. Farrant spoke to TV Times about his experiences in working the minefield that is the American network censors – including their outrage over his send-up of the Superman movie …

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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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1978: January 7-13

Cover Story: TV’s Sportsman of the YearTV 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 spectacular …

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