Tag: The Mike Walsh Show

Nine farewells Willoughby studios

This weekend marks the shift of Nine‘s Sydney operations to a new address in North Sydney — ending 64 years at Artarmon Road, Willoughby. The move comes five years after Nine sold the Willoughby site for $147.5 million, with Nine holding a lease while it prepared to move to the new address. The Willoughby studios …

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Obituary: Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little, forever remembered as a legend of daytime television, has died at the age of 82. A Sydney housewife with her own boutique dressmaking business, she almost came to fame by accident. In 1974, while pregnant with daughter Katie, she was asked to make a guest appearance on The Mike Walsh Show to talk …

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Obituary: Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey, the composer who wrote the soundtrack to some of Australia’s most popular shows, has died at the age of 83. Born in the United Kingdom he came to Australia after World War II and produced records for EMI. He joined Sydney’s TCN9 in the early 1960s. He worked on variety shows like Bandstand, …

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Seven’s battle for high noon

In the 1980s one of the Nine Network‘s many strengths was its early afternoons. The Mike Walsh Show, which became Midday with Ray Martin, followed by US soaps Days Of Our Lives and The Young And The Restless constantly beat anything thrown at them by rival commercial networks Seven and Ten. When Christopher Skase took …

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Obituary: Jimmy Hannan

Jimmy Hannan, one of Australia’s leading stars of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, has died at the age of 84 after a short battle with cancer. Sydney-born Hannan made his TV debut in 1956 as a contestant on Name That Tune, Australia’s first TV game show.  The prize money he won on the show paid …

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The Mike Walsh Show goes online

In the early 1970s Mike Walsh sought to prove that housewives and retirees, who made up the majority of daytime TV audiences, deserved better content in daytime TV than re-runs, cheap game shows and segments on housekeeping. For over 2000 episodes, The Mike Walsh Show not only brought variety and the showbiz elite to afternoons but …

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TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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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 IV

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II and Part III. 30. We Can Be Heroes (ABC, 2005) Comedian Chris Lilley had a stand out hit when he played not one but all six lead characters vying for the title of Australian …

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Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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