Tag: Good Friday Appeal

Obituary: Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little, forever remembered as a legend of daytime television, has died at the age of 82. A Sydney housewife with her own boutique dressmaking business, she almost came to fame by accident. In 1974, while pregnant with daughter Katie, she was asked to make a guest appearance on The Mike Walsh Show to talk …

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Good Friday Appeal cancels telethon

  For the first time in 60 years, there will be no all-day telethon for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Appeal has had to cancel its signature event, the traditional Good Friday telethon, as well as other events including Kids Day Out, Run For The …

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Classic TV Guides: Pardon, Miss Westcott

Pardon, Miss Westcott! was billed as Australia’s first locally-written musical production for television. Pardon, Miss Westcott was set in the Rum Rebellion days of the early 1800s and told the story of Elizabeth Westcott, the daughter of an English inn-keeper deported to Sydney for a trivial crime. Playing the lead role was Wendy Blacklock, who …

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Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal — the first telethon

This Good Friday marks the 60th all-day telethon for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Although Melbourne’s HSV7 first took part in the Appeal in 1957, just a few months after its debut, its initial involvement was limited to short on-air segments during the afternoon and late evening. In 1958 it had no scheduled …

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Sandy Roberts retiring from TV

Fox Footy commentator Sandy Roberts has announced his retirement after 46 years in television. Roberts began his TV career at BCV8 in Bendigo. He then joined Adelaide station ADS7 in 1973 as announcer and presenter, including co-hosting the Logie-winning Adelaide version of Penthouse Club with Bob Francis and Anne Wills and was also a stand-in host …

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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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Jennifer Keyte returning to Ten

Seven News Melbourne newsreader Jennifer Keyte is jumping ship to rival Ten, to anchor the Ten Eyewitness News First At Five bulletin. For Keyte it is a return to Ten, where her television career started as reporter and part-time newsreader as well as host of late night show Nightlife. In 1987 she made the surprise …

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TV At 60: HSV7, First in Melbourne

Melbourne’s first television station had its beginning in April 1955, when newspaper publisher The Herald And Weekly Times (HWT) was successful in gaining a licence to operate one of two commercial licences available for Melbourne. By July, the company that was to be registered as Herald-Sun TV Pty Ltd (named after HWT’s two major newspapers) was …

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Obituary: Bruce Mansfield

Bruce Mansfield, prominent media identity in Melbourne for 50 years, has died at the age of 71. Mansfield had been diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. The nephew of popular 1940s and 1950s radio host Terry Dear, Mansfield’s first break in radio came in winning a competition for a junior announcing position at Melbourne station 3UZ. …

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1996: March 30-April 5

Blue Heeler’s tragic exit Dramatic scenes in this week’s Blue Heelers will see Constable Wayne Patterson tragically killed, but actor Grant Bowler (pictured with Lisa McCune) is glad to be gone. “Part of the reason I left the show is because I thought I no longer had a lot to offer it creatively,” he told …

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