Tag: The Tarax Show

On This Day — 2 February

2 February 1961: Susan-Gaye Anderson (The Tarax Show) 2 February 1974: Ted Hamilton (Division 4) 2 February 1980: Karen Petersen, Judy Lynne, Alfred Sandor (The Young Doctors) 2 February 1980: Joanne Samuel and Ken James (Skyways) 2 February 1991: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice) 2 February 1992: Ten launches Bert Newton’s New Faces, reviving the …

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TV’s Christmas Pantomimes

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. This year’s Christmas flashback is a quick look at Christmas pantomimes — the age-old theatrical tradition that made the transition to the small screen in the early days of television. It was not unusual for various capital city or even regional stations to produce a Christmas pantomime, usually …

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Obituary: Ernie Carroll

Ernie Carroll, the man who gave us Ossie Ostrich for over 30 years, has died at the age of 92 from natural causes. Starting in radio in the 1950s, he made the move to the new medium of television, joining GTV9 in its first year of operation. He worked as a writer, cartoonist and performer …

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Fan Cards of GTV9

Some rare TV memorabilia from the 1960s. A range of fan cards from Melbourne’s GTV9 featuring some of the station’s star line-up. Given the ages of some of the presenters, the cards are estimated to date to 1965. #3 Miffy Marsh #4 Geoff Corke #5 Ron Blaskett #6 Jack Little #7 Maurie and Wayne Kirby …

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Obituary: Ron Blaskett

Ron Blaskett, one of the first performers on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 96. Blaskett was already established as a ventriloquist in the Melbourne theatre circuit when he appeared on of GTV9‘s first test transmissions in 1956 and official opening in January 1957. He had imported the doll that would become “Gerry …

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On TV: 18 November 1964, Melbourne

An ambitious local production of Shakespeare’s Othello (starring Raymond Westwell, pictured) was the highlight of ABC station ABV2‘s program schedule in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 November 1964, as reported in both TV Week and TV Times.. Television that day didn’t kick off until late morning — with the first program of the day being For The Juniors, …

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