Tag: In Melbourne Tonight

Don Lane

American-born entertainer and one of the greats of Australian TV variety, Don Lane has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 75. Born Morton Donald Isaacson in 1933, Lane grew up in the Bronx district of New York. A nightclub performer in the US, he first came to Australia in the mid-1960s when …

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1979: September 22-28

Cover: Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy The Sullivans prepare for peace As the Nine Network’s The Sullivans moves into its fourth year of production, fans needn’t worry that the end of World War II will mean the end of the show.  “Yes, The Sullivans definitely will go on after the war,” says Crawford Productions chairman …

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1979: September 15-21

Cover: Mike Walsh Top job for Robyn Actress Robyn Nevin has scored a major role in the upcoming mini-series Water Under The Bridge.  Nevin will play the role of over-possessive foster mother Shasta in the mini-series based on Sumner Locke Elliott’s novel.  The role will also provide Nevin a more personal challenge – she scored …

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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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Barrel girl rings into the High Court

There are plenty of news reports today that Virginia Bell (pictured) has been appointed as a justice of the High Court of Australia, and only the fourth woman ever to be appointed to the role. Ms Bell has had a long and distinguished 30-year career in the legal profession, and is experienced in other matters, …

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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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ABC remembers Mary Hardy

Mary Hardy was the Queen of Melbourne television and radio in the 1960s and 1970s – through regular appearances on In Melbourne Tonight, co-hosting the long-running variety show The Penthouse Club, and presenting a popular afternoon show on radio 3AW. Her popularity was acknowledged with several TV Week Logie awards for most popular Victorian personality …

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