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On This Day — 14 July

14 July 1973: Peter Aanensen (Bellbird) 14 July 1973: Candy Raymond and Vicki Raymond (Number 96) 14 July 1979: Elspeth Ballantyne, Patsy King, Fiona Spence (Prisoner) 14 July 1990: Jana Wendt (A Current Affair) 14 July 2001: Gretel Killeen (Big Brother), Judith McGrath (All Saints), Cornelia Frances (The Weakest Link), Jackie O (Popstars), Ita Buttrose …

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On This Day — 12 July

12 July 1969: Ted Hamilton, Chuck Faulkner, Gerard Kennedy (Division 4) 12 July 1975: Serge Lazareff, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gus Mercurio (Cash And Company) 12 July 1975: Joe Hasham, Margaret Laurence, Pamela Gibbons (Number 96) 12 July 1980: Gerard Maguire and Sheila Florance (Prisoner) 12 July 1997: Tempany Deckert and Ben Unwin (Home And Away) 12 …

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On This Day — 18 June

18 June 2005: Bec Cartwright and Kip Gamblin (Home And Away) 18 June 1967: Remember the Sunday night movie? Tonight, your choices are: The Hurricane (1937), Operation Petticoat (1959) and My Son John (1952). 18 June 1980: The acclaimed documentary The Last Tasmanian is shown in Perth two years after appearing in the eastern states and …

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Obituary: Peter Flett

Peter Flett, actor from stage, film and television, has died. Born in the NSW town of Dungog, Flett’s working life was set to take a very different direction when at age 15 he left school and became a hairdresser’s apprentice in Sydney, going on to win NSW Apprentice of the Year. But with only eight months …

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Obituary: Maxine Klibingaitis

Maxine Klibingaitis, actor from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Family And Friends, has died at the age of 58. The cause of death has not been given. She was a teenager when she was cast in the ABC series Home in 1983. Her big break came later that year when she debuted as punky and …

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Obituary: Vince Gil

Vince Gil, Australian film and television actor and writer, has died at the age of 83. Although he is most remembered for his roles in films Mad Max and Stone, he was also a prolific actor on television. His earliest TV appearances included the 1965 play The Swagman — where he played an Australian-born man …

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Obituary: Tommy Dysart

Actor Tommy Dysart, best known from Prisoner and the Yellow Pages “Goggomobil” commercials, has died at the age of 86. One of the first students enrolled at the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA) when it opened in 1959, Dysart’s acting career began in theatre. He soon made his television debut with a guest role …

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New doco to explore our LGBTQ TV journey

It is fair to say that Australian television has had a progressive approach to queer representation, dating back to 1970s serials Number 96, The Box and later Prisoner, when other countries were still barely touching on the subject. While the AIDS crisis in the 1980s led to a regression in this representation, things started to …

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Obituary: Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood, veteran actor and playwright, has died from cancer at the age of 87. Born in Tasmania, Hopgood made his TV acting debut in 1957, starring in the ABC play Sound Of Thunder. He went on to appear in a number of one-off plays for television including Tragedy In A Temporary Town, Antony And …

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TV names in Australia Day Honours

The Australia Day 2022 Honours List recognises 1040 Australians for their achievements in various fields including community service, science and research, industry, sport and the arts. Some of this year’s recipients with connections, past or present, to television: OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Dylan Alcott OAM — “For distinguished …

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