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On This Day — 8 February

8 February 1967: Gordon Boyd (Showcase) 8 February 1975: Josephine Knur (The Unisexers) 8 February 1975: Graham Kennedy (The Graham Kennedy Show) 8 February 1992: Rachael Beck and Julie McGregor (Hey Dad!) 8 February 1997: William McInnes and Tasma Walton (Blue Heelers) 8 February 2003: Georgie Parker (All Saints) 8 February 1978: ABC launches a …

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On This Day — 27 January

27 January 1973: Bert Newton (The Graham Kennedy Show) 27 January 1979: Paul Cronin (The Sullivans) 27 January 1979: Susan Hannaford (The Sullivans) 27 January 1979: Don Lane (The Don Lane Show) 27 January 1996: Kimberley Davies and Steven Jacobs (Just Kidding) 27 January 2001: Ben Tari, Ling-Hsueh Tang, Erik Thomson, Libby Tanner, Georgie Parker …

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On This Day — 19 September

19 September 1987: Kylie Minogue (Neighbours) 19 September 1992: Kym Wilson and Lisa Hensley (Brides Of Christ) 19 September 2009: Tessa James, Todd Lasance, Axle Whitehead (Home And Away) 19 September 1961: ABW2, Perth, presents a screening of Burst Of Summer, a television adaptation of the award-winning play by Oriel Gray, starring Robert Tudawali and …

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On This Day — 4 August

4 August 1960: Footballer Ted Whitten and Joy Fountain (In Melbourne Tonight) 4 August 1973: Graham Kennedy (The Graham Kennedy Show) 4 August 1979: Andrew McFarlane (Jovan: The John Sullivan Story) 4 August 1990: Georgie Parker and John Tarrant (A Country Practice) 4 August 2001: Reality TV stars 4 August 2007: Mark Furze and Indiana …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

It was a second Gold Logie in a row for Blue Heelers star Lisa McCune at the 40th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex on 19 April 1998. She won the award ahead of her fellow nominees — Midday host Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Logies host Daryl Somers, A Current Affair host …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Quiz show host Tony Barber was awarded the Gold Logie at the 15th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at the Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, on 16 February 1973 and televised on the Nine Network. Bert Newton again hosted the presentation, with overseas guests Glenn Ford (Cade’s County), Loretta Swit (MASH), Gail Fisher (Mannix) and …

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Classic TV Guides: Fly Wrinklys Fly

In the early 1970s one of Melbourne’s most popular radio stations was 3AK, which played a pop and rock music format accompanied by the slogan “Where No Wrinklys Fly”. The station’s promotions featured pictures of various radical or pop cultural elements, declaring that anyone that turned their noses up at these images was a “wrinkly” …

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Obituary: Bert Newton

Bert Newton, one of the pioneers and enduring personalities of Australian television, has died at the age of 83. He had been in hospital for several months and went into palliative care recently following complications from recent surgery to have a leg amputated. Born in 1938, Newton started in radio when still a teenager, becoming …

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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: Joy Westmore

Actress Joy Westmore, best known as Officer Barry in Prisoner, has died at the age of 88. Born Joy Grisold, she was a winner on an early radio talent quest and began reading commercials on Melbourne radio station 3UZ while also working in the office at the station. She went on to the theatre, including …

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