Tag: This Day Tonight

Obituary: Sonia Humphrey

Former journalist and television presenter Sonia Humphrey has died at the age of 63. A former dancer with the Australian Ballet Company, Humphrey later decided on a change of direction and completed a production course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).  Her fondness for history led to her joining an archaeological dig in …

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TelevisionAU Update 18-Oct-2010

https://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #56: Never let it be said that the crew of ABC‘s This Day Tonight ever failed to get to the bottom of a story. For World Nudist Day in the Southern Hemisphere in 1973, the crew from the Adelaide branch of TDT were invited by a local nudist club, The Tindo Club, …

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Kerry O’Brien signing off from The 7.30 Report

After fifteen years as host of ABC’s The 7.30 Report, Kerry O’Brien (pictured) has decided it is time to move on. In a statement issued yesterday, O’Brien said: “Quite simply it’s time for a new chapter.  I’ve been in the pressure cooker of daily current affairs hosting and interviewing for 21 straight years including six …

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1979: November 24-30

Sisters: For better and worse! Although Rebecca Gilling and Diana McLean (pictured, with co-star Peter Lochran) are only sisters on-screen, as Nurse Liz Kennedy and Sister Vivienne Jeffries in The Young Doctors, their friendship off-screen has similar characteristics.  “On camera, I have a similar relationship with Diana as with my own sister Tracy, in that …

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1979: October 20-26

Tom’s accent is on variety Canadian-born Tom Burlinson has tackled Irish, English and American accents in various roles since leaving the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1976, but has found that playing Mickey Pratt in the 0-10 Network’s The Restless Years has presented the biggest challenge.  “Mickey’s Australian accent is one of the …

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Everyone loves an April fool?

This site didn’t do anything for April Fool’s Day yesterday – however an April Fool’s gag that we published this time last year has become a hit. Last year we featured There’s an April fool born every centiday, documenting a TV Times report from 1975 when the Adelaide version of ABC’s This Day Tonight program …

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1979: February 10-16

Around the world in 60 Minutes The wait is over.  This week marks the debut of Nine‘s new multi-million dollar current affairs gamble 60 Minutes.  The show’s reporting team and producers have been around the world gathering stories.  Former ABC New York correspondent Ray Martin has been travelling the United States.  Former A Current Affair …

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1978: December 30-January 5

Holden rocks HollywoodMark Holden burst onto American TV screens in Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee special. Within days the CBS network’s Hollywood offices were deluged with fan mail. But, despite his newfound attention, the Aussie pop star is keeping a low profile on the PR circuit. Besides, he has enough to keep him busy with writing and …

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