Tag: The Mavis Bramston Show

Obituary: Carol Raye

Carol Raye, former television producer and performer, has died at the age of 99. British-born Raye had a successful career in British film and television in the 1940s and ’50s. In the early 1960s, her husband’s work took the family to Kenya and Raye ended up working as a producer for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. …

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Number 96 at 50

Number 96, the hit series of the 1970s that changed the course of television, turns 50 years old today. In 1971, the six-year-old 0-10 Network was in a perilous state. Its member stations were struggling to break the dominance of the older Nine and Seven networks and were either compounding financial losses year after year, …

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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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TV names in Australia Day Honours List

Nine Network newsreader Peter Overton (pictured), veteran performer Noeline Brown, transgender actor and activist Georgie Stone and TV presenter Johanna Griggs are among television identities to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List: Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO): Ian Healy (AO) — “For distinguished service to cricket at …

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Obituary: John Bluthal

Australian and British actor John Bluthal has died at the age of 89. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford tweeted news of the actor’s passing on Thursday night. Polish-born Bluthal came to Australia with his family in the late 1930s. He grew up and studied drama in Melbourne. His worked in the theatre in London before returning …

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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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You Can’t See Round Corners — and a star is born

YouTube: Classic Australian TV This week marks 50 years since the debut of the Sydney-based drama series You Can’t See Round Corners. The 26-part series was an adaptation of the novel written by Jon Cleary. Its leading actor was Ken Shorter playing the part of Frankie, a draft dodger who made his living as an …

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TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part VI

Concluding this week’s countdown of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V. 10. Neighbours (Seven/Ten/Eleven, 1985-) Neighbours was set to be one of Australia’s shortest lived soaps, being axed by the Seven Network only six months after its launch. But producer Reg …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Gordon Chater (pictured), from sketch comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show, won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 8th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation was held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Monday, 21 March 1966, though there appears to have been no televised or press coverage …

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