Tag: The Norman Gunston Show

On This Day — 11 February

11 February 1970: Singer Ronnie Burns 11 February 1981: Mike Walsh and Jeanne Little (The Mike Walsh Show) 11 February 1989: Nicolle Dickson and Alex Papps (Home And Away) 11 February 2006: Kate Ritchie and Joel McIlroy (Home And Away) 11 February 1967: Australian soprano June Bronhill stars in her own ABC special, June Bronhill …

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On This Day — 31 July

31 July 1966: Roger Cardwell, Gail Spiro, Penny Ramsey, Bobo The Clown, Michele Kenny (Romper Room), Paul Griffiths (SAS10, Adelaide) 31 July 1971: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 31 July 1976: Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald, The Norman Gunston Show) 31 July 1999: Kristy Wright (Home And Away) 31 July 2010: Adam Liaw and Callum Hann …

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On This Day — 10 June

10 June 1978: Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald) 10 June 1995: Isla Fisher (Home And Away) Sunday 10 June 1962: ABC premieres its new historical drama, The Patriots. The ten-episode series featured a cast of 26 actors, including Allan Trevor (as New South Wales Governor Darling), James Condon, Beverley Philiips, Nigel Lovell, Ruth Cracknell, Alastair Duncan, …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Blue Heelers star Lisa McCune won the Gold Logie at the 39th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation, on Sunday 18 May 1997, was hosted by Daryl Somers and held at Melbourne’s new Crown Entertainment Complex. The venue would go on to host the Logies for the following 20 years. The Gold Logie was …

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ABC celebrates 90 years

ABC has announced the special shows that will commemorate its upcoming 90th anniversary. ABC 90 Celebrate! A live two-hour special celebrating ABC’s 90th anniversary. HostsCraig Reucassel, Zan Rowe and Tony Armstrong (pictured) will lead a night filled with festivities, entertainment, and fun. With cast reunions, special guests, and performances from some of Australia’s biggest acts, …

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Classic TV Guides: The Sammys

In 1976, the Variety Club of Australia, TV Times and the Seven Network launched The Australian TV And Film Awards, nicknamed “The Sammys”. The name was derived from the trophy’s design in the shape of a seal — Sammy the Seal! The awards were a rival to the long-running TV Week Logie Awards, which were …

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Remembering Listener In, TV Scene

It is 30 years ago this week that Melbourne’s TV Scene ceased publication after 62 years. It began as a radio magazine, Listener In, in 1925. By 1937 it had converted to a newspaper format. With television arriving in 1956, the Listener In showed it was adapting with the times… by adding “TV” to the …

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1996: March 9-15

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) and Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) Long lost Friends The battle between the Seven and Nine networks over the rights to the top ratings US sitcom Friends has been won by Seven… and Nine. Seven has secured the rights to the first season but Nine will have any subsequent series …

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1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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1994: September 10-16

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) ‘It’s time to jump off the cliff again!’ A guest role in this week’s episode of GP has given actor Garry McDonald a chance to stretch his boundaries. “I felt a while ago that I was always working with the same people, that I needed certain people for a safety net,” …

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