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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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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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Obituary: Judy Banks

Judy Banks, one of the early stars of Melbourne television, has died at the age of 86. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford tweeted news of her passing on Saturday. Banks was a stage performer dating back to the 1950s, with credits including Salad Days, Lock Up Your Daughters and Free As Air. With the arrival of …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen this Sunday 28 November. While the awards will not be taking place — for a second year in a row — we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been this year’s Logies weekend. Today it’s back to 1996 — …

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Obituary: Wynn Roberts

Actor Wynn Roberts, known from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Law Of The Land, has died at his NSW home. He was 97. A prominent actor in Melbourne’s theatre and radio scene and sometimes credited as Wyn Roberts, he appeared in many early TV plays, including Symphonie Pastorale, Heart Attack, Uncle Martino, Macbeth (in 1960 …

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Lorrae Desmond in Australia Day Honours

Actress and performer Lorrae Desmond has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List. Her honour is in recognition of “significant service to the performing arts as an actor, entertainer and singer”. Desmond, who was awarded a Member of the Order of …

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Obituary: Betty Bobbitt

Betty Bobbitt, best known for her role of Judy Bryant in the series Prisoner, has died at the age of 81. She had been in hospital since suffering a stroke last Wednesday. Her son Chris reported the news on social media earlier today. Born in the US, Bobbitt came to Australia in the early 1960s …

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Classic TV Guides: SBS wins the World Cup

Since its inception in 1980, SBS has championed and promoted the world game of football, or soccer, to the domestic audience. The network covered local and overseas competitions and programs like World Soccer brought the game into the Australian mainstream. Before then, soccer was mostly allowed not much more than maybe an hour a week …

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