Tag: TV Week Logie Awards

TV Week Logies cancelled… again

For the second year in a row the TV Week Logie Awards have been cancelled. This year’s ceremony was scheduled to take place in Queensland in November but Are Media, publisher of TV Week, has decided that the continued unsettled situation with various COVID restrictions and border closures has made planning the event untenable. “We …

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TV At 60: Four Corners

YouTube: ABC News In-depth Since its modest beginning 60 years ago, Four Corners has become one of our most important outlets of journalism. It also stands as the longest-running series on Australian television. On Saturday, 19 August 1961, Sydney’s ABN2 broadcast the first edition of what would become a current affairs flagship, inspired by the …

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Obituary: Brian Henderson

Brian Henderson, for so many years the face of National Nine News in Sydney, has died at the age of 89. Having already beaten melanoma, prostate, bowel and throat cancer over the years, in 2020 he revealed that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and chose not to undergo major surgery and to let …

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Obituary: Lorrae Desmond

Australian showbusiness legend Lorrae Desmond, known by many as Shirley Gilroy in A Country Practice, has died at age 91. News of her passing was circulated on social media by former colleagues, including former A Country Practice co-stars Shane Withington and Wendy Strehlow. She was my mentor, my friend and an unending source of wisdom, …

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Classic TV Guides: Homicide Squad

  In May 1981, the Seven Network and Crawford Productions had announced plans to produce a new Sydney-based crime drama, The Squad, with a telemovie pilot soon to go into production. It was heralded as the first Sydney-based series from the Melbourne-based Crawford empire, which had several successful cop dramas under its belt by this …

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TV Week announces Logies return

The TV Week Logie Awards, cancelled last year amidst the pandemic, will be back later this year. In a statement issued earlier today, Are Media (publisher of TV Week) has confirmed that the 62nd annual awards presentation will take place on 28 November 2021 at The Star Gold Coast. TV Week editor Amber Giles said: …

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Classic TV Guides: Meet Prince Philip

In March 1971, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, toured Australia as part of the golden jubilee celebration for the Royal Australian Air Force. The half-hour special Meet Prince Philip, was telecast live from Adelaide with the Prince interviewed by reporters from each of the four networks. Seven and Nine followed up the interview with a …

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Happy New Year from The Sullivans

Happy New Year and a handy 1978 calendar from The Sullivans — Grace (Lorraine Bayly), Dave (Paul Cronin), Harry (Michael Caton) and Rose (Maggie Dence). Sadly, as well as World War II still playing out, it would not be a happy year at home for the family, with Rose tragically drowning during a New Year’s …

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ABC’s Sixty-One, Here We Come!

Sixty years ago, as we were coming to an end to 1960, ABC was planning an ambitious variety special to welcome 1961. Sixty-One, Here We Come! was a 65-minute program produced at the studios of ABV2, Melbourne, and in a rare technical feat was relayed via microwave links for direct broadcast in Sydney. American-born actress …

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Classic TV Guides: The Sammys

In 1976, the Variety Club of Australia, TV Times and the Seven Network launched The Australian TV And Film Awards, nicknamed “The Sammys”. The name was derived from the trophy’s design in the shape of a seal — Sammy the Seal! The awards were a rival to the long-running TV Week Logie Awards, which were …

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