Tag: This Day Tonight

1978: December 23-29

Cover: Humphrey B Bear (Here’s Humphrey) Barber’s still a big game hunter Tony Barber has a reputation for stamina, and surviving.  Two years ago, the career of the former radio disc jockey and game show host was at an all-time low with the axing of Great Temptation and Name That Tune and the failure of …

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1978: November 25-December 1

How Georgiou stays a jump ahead The cops featured in Crawford Productions‘ police dramas are used to high-speed car chases, but actor John Orcsik (pictured) from Cop Shop is just at home on a horse.  A former bodybuilder and karate student, Orcsik for several years owned and operated a horse riding school in Western Australia: …

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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: September 30-October 6

Happy the War bride When Alice Morgan and Michael Watkins (Megan Williams and John Walton, pictured) walk down the aisle together on The Sullivans, the bride’s dress will bring back happy memories for one viewer, Mrs Emmett of Victoria, who wore the same dress on her own wedding day in 1943 and offered it to …

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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: 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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There’s an April fool born every centiday

April Fool’s Day invariably brings out all sorts of mockery from even the most serious news sources. But here’s an old one that we particularly loved. ABC‘s This Day Tonight in Adelaide proudly broke the news on 1 April 1975 that metric time was being introduced to Australia. The new metric time system would see …

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1978: February 11-17

Cover: Charlie’s Angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd) Mike’s game for TDT job:TV Times reports that Mike Minehan, former host of A Current Affair and the game show $30,000 Treasure Hunt, has taken on the job as host of the Victorian edition of ABC‘s This Day Tonight. Minehan takes on the role as replacement …

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