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1978: November 18-24

Alfred Sandor – Lonely hearts specialist Alfred Sandor might be the un-romantic Dr Raymond Shaw in The Young Doctors, but in real life he is the ladies man and met his third wife after coming to Australia in 1969.  But in a career that has included appearing in more than 250 TV shows, including daytime …

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1978: November 11-17

A little bit of what John fancies Although he’s been an actor since the age of 11, John Meillon (pictured, with Stuart Wagstaff) has never been a walk-on, say-a-few-words, walk-off-again actor… a bit player. But that will change with a role in Bit Part, one of the series of plays featured in ABC‘s Stuart Wagstaff’s …

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1978: November 4-10

Their Restless Years Three of The Restless Years‘ more ‘senior’ cast members were asked by TV Times to recall some of their own ‘restless years’.  June Salter (pictured, bottom right) recalled hiding her smoking habit from her parents, “when I finally had the courage to tell mum ‘I’m 23 and I’m going to smoke in …

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1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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1978: September 9-15

Million dollar TV extravaganza begins! The Seven Network‘s million-dollar historical epic Against The Wind premieres this week. The 13-part series, starring Mary Larkin and Jon English, took six months to make and is the culmination of intense research and meticulous set construction and costume design to properly reconstruct 19th century Australia. Also starring in the …

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1978: August 26-September 1

Megan Williams’ views on marriageThe Sullivans actress Megan Williams (pictured, with co-star John Walton) has good and bad news for Australian men. The good news: she is a romantic. The bad news: she is in no hurry to marry or settle down. The 21-year-old who shot to national fame in the teenage soap Class Of …

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1978: July 29-August 4

Cover: Mike Walsh nominates his ten all-time favourite films. Among the list are The Sound Of Music, Cleopatra, Singin’ In The Rain, The Getting Of Wisdom and Gone With The Wind. Dramatic ABC switchABC has announced a dramatic change to its prime-time line-up with plans to schedule drama and comedy programs in the 7.30pm timeslot, …

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1978: May 20-26

Cover: Leif Garrett Radio sparks network warTV Times reports that an unusual battle may soon emerge with the development of two dramas based around talk-back radio hosts. A pilot for Sydney-based The Oracle, starring John Gregg, is already in production for ABC. Meanwhile, a Melbourne-based production based on a talk-back radio star has been commissioned …

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