Tag: This Is Your Life

The 56th TV Week Logie Awards

Scott Cam, host of The Block, has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 56th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held Sunday night at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Centre. Cam, who last year hosted both The Block: Sky High and The Block: All Stars,  also collected the Logie for Most Popular …

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Mike Munro joins Network Ten

Network Ten has announced the appointment of Mike Munro to present its weekend Ten Eyewitness News bulletins. He presents his first bulletin on Sunday 9 February. For the Logie award-winning journalist it’s a return to an old stomping ground: “Joining Ten is like coming home. After having started as a copy boy in newspapers, where …

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Obituary: Digby Wolfe

Digby Wolfe, one of Australia’s first national variety stars, has died in the US after a short battle with cancer. Born in 1929, Wolfe was a star of British film and television, working with comic talents such as Hattie Jacques and Ronnie Corbett, before coming to Australia in 1959.  He became popular as the host …

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Willesee at Seven… again

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee, the man who popularised current affairs on commercial television in the ‘70s and dominated the genre for more than two decades, is returning to television to join the Seven Network’s Sunday Night. Willesee, a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for ABC back in the …

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This Is Your Life gets a modern makeover

The Nine Network next week launches a modern reinvention of the classic This Is Your Life format. In the episode to screen Monday, host Eddie McGuire, assembled guests and an audience of over 600 at Melbourne’s Crown Casino celebrate the life of actress, producer and director Deborra-Lee Furness. Furness (pictured with newsreader Peter Hitchener in …

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1979: December 22-28

Cover (clockwise from bottom right): Peter Lochran (The Young Doctors), Marcia Hines, Mike Walsh, Susan Hannaford (The Sullivans), John Orcsik (Cop Shop), June Salter (The Restless Years) Belinda buries her sexy past Belinda Giblin doesn’t want to be known as “that sexy secretary from The Box.”  She’d much rather be known as an actress who …

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1979: November 3-9

Sammys golden night out The fourth annual Australian TV and Film Awards, the Sammys, have been presented at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.  Winning the Gold Sammy awards, for excellence in performance during the year, were daytime TV host Mike Walsh and singer and TV presenter Marcia Hines.  For Walsh it is his second Gold Sammy and …

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1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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Ticking away for 30 years

Beginning on 11 February 1979, 60 Minutes marked a new era for current affairs on Australian commercial television.  Before then, current affairs on commercial television was limited to early evening programs, such as Willesee At Seven and the original A Current Affair, or low-profile late night programs that attracted few viewers.  And Sunday night at …

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ABC1 remembers The Wild One

Next month, ABC1 presents a revealing documentary profiling the life of Australia’s first rock ‘n’ roll star Johnny O’Keefe. With a career starting in the early-’50s, O’Keefe became a national identity as a performer, and later host, on one of Australia’s first rock music shows, ABC‘s Six O’Clock Rock, from 1959 to 1962. After Six …

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