Tag: Number 96

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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1978: August 26-September 1

Megan Williams’ views on marriage The Sullivans actress Megan Williams (pictured, with co-star John Walton) has good and bad news for Australian men. The good news: she is a romantic. The bad news: she is in no hurry to marry or settle down. The 21-year-old who shot to national fame in the teenage soap Class …

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1978: August 5-11

Cover: The Love Boat Tasmania’s holocaust The Australian-made film The Last Tasmanians, which has already aired in Britain and been sold to other countries, is to be shown on Australian TV later in the year. The 90-minute movie tells of the extermination of Tasmanian Aboriginals in the late nineteenth century, and received rave reviews when …

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Pantyhose Strangler strikes in September

Umbrella Entertainment’s second Number 96 DVD release, centred around the Pantyhose Stranger storyline, is set for September.  It is available to pre-order at online retailers such as Sanity, JB and Ezydvd as well as from Umbrella directly. Number 96: The Pantyhose Strangler features 32 episodes from the hit series, spanning a period from late 1974 …

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