Tag: Number 96

1979: April 7-13

The Prisoner Files So who’s who on both sides of the bars at Wentworth Detention Centre?  TV Times presents a special guide to the prisoners and officers in the new 0-10 Network series. Karen Travers (Peita Toppano): Deeply religious, Travers is convicted for the murder of her brutal husband.  Sentenced to life behind bars.  Peita …

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Everyone loves an April fool?

This site didn’t do anything for April Fool’s Day yesterday – however an April Fool’s gag that we published this time last year has become a hit. Last year we featured There’s an April fool born every centiday, documenting a TV Times report from 1975 when the Adelaide version of ABC’s This Day Tonight program …

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More episodes of Number 96 to DVD

The blog Have Phaser Will Travel, authored by Number 96 fan and historian Ian McLean, tells us that there will be a third DVD release of the 1970s hit series. Like the show’s second DVD release from last year, the new release will feature 32 episodes in all their ‘70s colourful glory – picking up …

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1979: March 3-9

Tickling the Peter! Cop Shop‘s Peter Adams hasn’t always been cast in the macho roles he has become familiar for.  In fact, he made his acting debut playing a chubby woman in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta at age 10.  But in his adult career, mostly in the theatre, New Zealand-born Adams (pictured, with co-star …

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Reg Evans

Actor Reg Evans (right) and his wife Angela are reported to be among the rapidly growing list of fatalities from the bushfires that have destroyed parts of Victoria since the weekend. The couple were believed to be defending their property in St Andrews, north of Melbourne, from the tragic blaze.  At the time of writing, …

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1979: February 3-9

Cover: Rod Stewart The $1m newsman is as hard as nails! Brian Naylor, former long-time newsreader for HSV7 in Melbourne, was last year subject of the biggest takeover bid in the business when he was signed up by arch rival GTV9 to front National Nine News.  With more than 20 years at Seven behind him, …

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What’s a Logie worth…?

Bunney Brooke, who played the pragmatic Flo Patterson in Number 96 for much of its five-year run in the ’70s, had a varied career both in front and behind the cameras. After her years sharing Flat 3 at the infamous apartment block with Dorrie and Herb Evans (Pat McDonald and Ron Shand) and her pet …

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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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1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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20 To 01 sparks search surge!

On Tuesday night, the Nine Network aired an episode of its retrospective series 20 To 01, with the topic being “20 Greatest TV Moments” – counting down the 20 (apparently) landmark moments in Australian TV. Now I wasn’t going to actually mention the program on this blog, as at least two other blogs already had …

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