Tag: The Mobil-Limb Show

On This Day — 30 January

30 January 1958: Graham Kennedy (and Panda Lisner posing as the “mystery bride”) (In Melbourne Tonight) 30 January 1963: Bobby Limb (The Mobil-Limb Show) 30 January 1971: Belinda Taubman (Sound Of Music) 30 January 1993: Kym Wilson (A Country Practice) 30 January 2010: Rebecca Breeds and Lincoln Lewis (Home And Away) 30 January 1984: Network …

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On This Day — 14 September

14 September 1961: Bobby Limb (The Mobil-Limb Show) 14 September 1963: Bobby Limb (Bobby Limb’s Sound Of Music) 14 September 1991: Penny Cook (GP) 14 September 1996: Isla Fisher and Martin Henderson (Home And Away) 14 September 2002: Christie Hayes and Kate Garven (Home And Away) 14 September 1971: The Seven Network celebrates 15 years …

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On This Day — 19 August

19 August 1961: Bob Dyer and Barry Jones (Pick-A-Box) 19 August 1961: Dawn Lake (The Mobil-Limb Show) 19 August 1967: Gita Rivera (Bandstand) 19 August 1978: Paula Duncan and Gil Tucker (Cop Shop) 19 August 1995: Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (Blue Heelers) 19 August 2000: Bardot (Popstars) 19 August 2006: Aaron Jeffery and Simmone …

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Out on a Limb on 26 Hill Street

In the 1960s, Bobby Limb was one of Australia’s most popular entertainers and TV personalities, winning the TV Week Gold Logie in 1964. His variety show The Mobil-Limb Show was one of Australia’s first “national” variety shows and his later production, Bobby Limb’s Sound Of Music was a long-running and multi award-winning series for the …

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Merry Christmas

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Here’s a happy snapshot (or at least a collage) on TV Week‘s Christmas edition of 1961 — featuring (l to r) Lorrae Desmond (The Lorrae Desmond Show), Brian Henderson (Bandstand), Tommy Hanlon Jnr (It Could Be You), Bob and Dolly Dyer (Pick A Box), Bobby Limb and wife …

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50 years of TNT9 Launceston

Another half-century celebration for regional television this week with Launceston-based TNT9 having commenced official transmission on Saturday, 26 May 1962 for viewers across north and north-western Tasmania.  It was Tasmania’s second commercial television station, two years after TVT6 launched in Hobart. The licence to operate the new channel was granted in 1960 to Northern Television …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Tommy Hanlon Jnr (pictured), the American-born host of the daytime game show It Could Be You, and entertainer Lorrae Desmond were the winners of the Gold Logies at the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel on Saturday, 31 March 1962. It was the first time that the Gold Logie was …

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More stations turning the big 5-0

Two weeks ago Newcastle-based network NBN celebrated its 50th anniversary.  This weekend saw two more NSW regional stations hit the same milestone – though with perhaps a little less fanfare. The first was CBN8, based in Orange and serving the Central Tablelands region of central western NSW, launching on Saturday, 17 March 1962. CBN8: Saturday …

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BCV: Television Centre of Victoria

Saturday, 23 December, 1961 – fifty years ago today – brought an early Christmas present to residents in the Goulburn Valley and central Victorian regions with the respective areas receiving their first TV stations. Just two weeks after the debut of GLV10 in Gippsland, BCV8 was opened in Bendigo and serving central and north west …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

British actor Jimmy Edwards was the special guest of honour at the 3rd annual TV Week Logie Awards presentation, held at Sydney’s Chevron-Hilton Hotel on 18 March 1961. The Gold Logie for Australia’s most popular television personality was won by Pick-A-Box host Bob Dyer.  “This is the most exciting night of my life,” he said …

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