Tag: The Flying Doctors

1994: June 25-July 1

Lisa’s still dogged by doubts Despite the success of Blue Heelers and the popularity of her character, Maggie Doyle, actress Lisa McCune (pictured) still worries about her performance. “It’s been a year since we made the pilot, but every Monday morning I still get nervous,” she says. “I get to work and think, ‘Can I …

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1994: June 11-17

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) Heartbreak High signs Kym Wilson Former A Country Practice star Kym Wilson will be arriving soon into Heartbreak High. Playing the part of rebel schoolteacher Sam Robinson, Wilson replaces Sarah Lambert whose character Christina Milano will be making only guest appearances. Since leaving ACP, Wilson has been busy with …

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1994: March 5-11

Cover: Gary Sweet Stars surf into Paradise Richard Huggett (E Street, Neighbours) and Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) are the latest to join Nine‘s Paradise Beach. Elmaloglou is coming in to the series as wild child character Karen Wolfe, while Huggett plays peace activist Sam Dexter (a far cry from the actor’s days as menacing …

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Obituary: James Condon

James Condon, actor in many Australian stage, film and television productions, has died peacefully at the age of 90. Born in Western Australia, Condon’s career started at ABC radio in Perth before serving in the Air Force during World War II. After the war he worked for the BBC before returning to Australia to resume …

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Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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1994: January 15-21

Cover: Sofie Formica (The Great Outdoors) Sarah snares Australia’s most wanted job Journalist Sarah Henderson says that her new role hosting Australia’s Most Wanted could not be more appropriate — she is currently in her fourth year of law studies. “Joining Australia’s Most Wanted is fantastic for me, because it combines what I love about …

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1994: January 1-7

Cover: Simon Baker-Denny, Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) Home And Away: The Movie! Long-running series Home And Away is set to appear on the big screen. The Seven Network is expected to start pre-production on Home And Away: The Movie this month. “Final details are still being sorted out, but yes we’re doing a feature …

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1993: December 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Andrew to join beach party Actor Andrew McFarlane is returning to television after three years working in the theatre. The former The Flying Doctors star is making a three-week guest appearance in Nine‘s Paradise Beach. “I’m going to play high-powered book publisher Gordon Fleet, a love interest for Zoe …

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1993: November 27-December 3

Cover: Michelle Pfeiffer Jana’s back After a year away from television Jana Wendt has made a return as host of a 60 Minutes debate. “After 10 months on holiday it’s good to be back,” she told TV Week. “Even studying, it was still a holiday.” The debate, titled The Media: A Question Of Trust, was the final edition of 60 Minutes for the …

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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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