Tag: The Sullivans

1978: July 1-7

Cover: The Bee Gees Meldrum’s TV hit at heroin Heroin addiction has claimed the lives of four of his friends, so Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has decided to use his profile as a national TV presenter to do something about it. The Countdown host has been given the go-ahead by ABC to produce a documentary to …

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1978: June 24-30

Cover: Ugly Dave hits backBlankety Blanks panelist Ugly Dave Gray (pictured) answers his critics that say his jokes on the popular game show are too smutty. “I’m not saying we’re perfect, we do get a bit naughty at times, but it’s harmless. We don’t try to shock or offend people,” he tells TV Times. “I …

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1978: May 13-19

The battle of Bacchus MarshThe producers of Nine‘s World War II drama The Sullivans have revealed one of the show’s most overworked ‘actors’ – an olive tree. The lone tree, located in Sunbury just outside of Melbourne, has been photographed from just about every angle to give a touch of the Mediterranean to location filming …

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1978: TV Week Logie Awards

As part of this blog’s ongoing theme of all things TV in 1978 – to coincide with tonight’s presentation of the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards, let’s have a look at what they were doing at the 20th TV Week Logie Awards presentation, thirty years ago. The 1978 TV Week Logie Awards were held …

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1978: April 29-May 5

Chopper Squad star’s secret fear! Dennis Grosvenor, one of the lead actors in the new 0-10 Network series Chopper Squad, reveals one of the occupational hazards in filming the action drama – motion sickness! “I generally manage to control it fairly well by making sure I haven’t eaten too much before a flying or boating …

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1978: April 8-14

Cover Story: A hard day’s night:For Don Lane, life begins at 6.40am – and ends about 1.00 the next morning. TV Times‘ Veronica Ridge spent a day with the popular man of radio and television. Starting with his morning program with Bert Newton on radio 3UZ, through to rehearsals and pre-recording interviews and promos for …

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1978: March 18-24

Cover: The Sullivans’ forgotten man:TV Times‘ cover story is about the leading man in The Sullivans, who also appears to be the one that the public hears least about. However this does not bother actor Paul Cronin who acknowledges that “there is more to being a series actor than that”. Pictured on the cover is …

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1978: March 11-17

Cover Story: A Young Doctors’ wedding album:The Young Doctors‘ wedding of the year between Dr Tony Garcia and Nurse Tania Livingston (Tony Alvarez and Judy McBurney, pictured). The surprise wedding came after plans for Dr Garcia to marry Lisa Brooks (Paula Duncan) had fallen through the previous year. Sigley plans sidelined:Plans for Ernie Sigley to …

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1978: February 25-March 3

How the censor shot down Superman:Australian scriptwriter Trevor Farrant had just spent six months working in the United States on the revived Laugh-In sketch comedy series. Farrant spoke to TV Times about his experiences in working the minefield that is the American network censors – including their outrage over his send-up of the Superman movie …

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1978: February 18-24

Cover: TV Times‘ Salute To Hollywood. Celebrating 50 years of ‘talkies’. The search is over:Producers of the upcoming mini-series Against The Wind have cast the lead female character for the 13-part epic. Irish-born Mary Larkin was chosen after auditions were held in Australia and England. TV Times reports that production of the $1 million series …

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