Tag: Ernie Sigley

1979: May 19-25

Wedding bells for Prisoner stars TV’s love story of the year culminated in a wedding on Sunday 29 April – and there wasn’t a TV camera in sight.  Prisoner stars Barry Quin and Peita Toppano (pictured) got married in a garden wedding at the property of Toppano’s parents (Enzo and Peggy Toppano) in Pymble, NSW.  …

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1979: 21st TV Week Logie Awards

After more than twenty years in television it had been a long time coming – but the 21st anniversary TV Week Logie Awards finally saw Bert Newton win his first Gold Logie. Newton, a veteran Logies host as well as host of New Faces and sidekick on The Don Lane Show, had been nominated several …

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1979: March 24-30

Cover: Tom Baker (Doctor Who)  Who will play Dame Nellie? Several Australian actresses are hoping for the lead role in the Grundy Organisation’s proposed eight-part mini-series on the life of Australia’s first great opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba.  The mini-series, to be made on location in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Europe, will be …

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1979: January 13-19

Not just bunging on an act! Cop Shop‘s Detective Danni Francis spends her time putting criminals behind bars, but her alter ego Paula Duncan (pictured) has also spent plenty of time behind bars of a different sort:  “When I was little my parents ran hotels for a living, so I was brought up behind bars.  …

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Celebrating Mr Grundy

The wife of long-time TV producer Reg Grundy (pictured) is arranging an exclusive celebration in his honour, to be held next week at a Sydney hotel. Grundy turned 85 earlier this year and was also named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for his services to television. Joy Chambers, an author and former model, TV …

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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: 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 14-20

Cover: Farrah Fawcett-Majors Debbie’s agony isn’t over yet Former Young Talent Time star Debbie Byrne might have had drug possession charges against her and her husband dismissed by a Melbourne magistrate, but the 21-year-old quickly realised that she was being tried all over again – by the public. “I feel as though I have to …

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Ernie Sigley preparing to sign-off

Ernie Sigley, the “little Aussie battler” with over fifty years in radio and television, has announced his resignation from his long-standing role as afternoon host on Melbourne radio station 3AW, signaling a move into semi-retirement.Beginning at radio station 3DB as a turntable operator in 1952, Sigley went on to become a disc jockey for the …

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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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