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Television.AU March Update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES Melbourne: 22 November 1956 (Opening Ceremony Melbourne Olympic Games, pictured) 7 July 1982 (The Mike Walsh Show celebrates 2000 episodes) 1 January 2000 Sydney: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Canberra: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Brisbane: 1 …

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HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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Obituary: Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress Penne Hackforth-Jones has died at the age of 64, only months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Born in the US, she was brought up in Australia and made her screen debut in the 1969 series Riptide. She went on to appear in a number of productions during the 1970s including Bellbird, Number 96, Division …

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1993: March 7-13

Newlywed at last Actress Annie Jones is finally going to be a TV bride as her Newlyweds character Allie Carter marries Peter Roberts (Christopher Gabardi).  Starring in Neighbours for three years, Jones was engaged on screen twice but in both instances the wedding never happened.  In the mini-series Jackaroo, her character was engaged to Jack …

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1993: January 10-16

Georgie Parker: A brilliant success in trying times! On the eve of the opening night for stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) says it’s not possible.  “The title is not true!,” she told TV Week.  “I think a musical performance is the hardest of …

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Wentworth reinvents Prisoner

Foxtel has announced the cast for its upcoming production Wentworth, a modern rewrite of the classic series Prisoner. The 10-episode series, which begins production in Melbourne next week, will star New Zealand-born actress Danielle Cormack (East West 101, Rake, Underbelly: Razor) in the key role of Bea Smith, the character initially made famous by Val …

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Obituary: Carl Bleazby

Actor Carl Bleazby, best known from the long-running ABC series Bellbird, died late last month at the age of 95. Born in Melbourne in 1916, Bleazby was a radio announcer and actor at Melbourne station 3XY when he enlisted at the break out of World War II in 1939.  He served with the AIF in …

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TelevisionAU Update 7-Jan-2011

https://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #57: In 1981 former The Box actress Judy Nunn made a guest appearance in another Crawford Productions drama, Skyways.  Her guest role is as Bessie Langhurst, a World War II pilot who makes a mysterious re-appearance after going missing on a solo war flight in 1944, and looking exactly as she was when …

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1990: December 8-14

Cover: Olivia Newton-John Hey Hey it’s… London…? Hey Hey It’s Saturday host Daryl Somers is set to make an appearance on Aussie expat Clive James’ popular British show, Saturday Night Clive. Somers is hopeful that the appearance could lead to Hey Hey being sold to an international audience.  “I feel we’ve given England such a …

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