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1979: January 20-26

That was the year that was! For Mike Walsh (pictured), the king of daytime TV, 1978 earned him an even greater following and more accolades including a Gold Sammy for best male TV personality and the award for best light entertainment series. Highlights for The Mike Walsh Show during the year included guest appearances by …

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1979: January 13-19

Not just bunging on an act! Cop Shop‘s Detective Danni Francis spends her time putting criminals behind bars, but her alter ego Paula Duncan (pictured) has also spent plenty of time behind bars of a different sort:  “When I was little my parents ran hotels for a living, so I was brought up behind bars.  …

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1979: January 6-12

TV’s Sportsman of the Year ABC‘s annual Sportsman Of The Year awards night appears this week. ABC sporting commentator Norman May has nominated swimming champion Tracey Wickham and speedboat driver Ken Warby as outstanding achievers during the year 1978. May has also acknowledged Edwina Kennedy (golf), Jim Lynch (speed skating) and Mick Cronin (rugby league) …

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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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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: December 9-15

Cover: Ron Howard (Happy Days) Where’s our wonder woman? The producers of Nine‘s upcoming current affairs program 60 Minutes are looking for a female reporter following the unexpected departure of Kate Ballieu from the team due to sickness and personal reasons.  “I think it would be nice in this day and age to have a …

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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: October 7-13

The Sammys: Who will win? TV Times promises a glittering night of stars when the third annual Australian Film and TV Awards – otherwise known as The Sammys – will be presented this week from the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The awards are a joint venture between TV Times, the Seven Network and the Variety …

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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: January 21-27

Cover Story: Marcia – The hard road to the hits: Queen of Pop Marcia Hines has taken her show on a tour around Australia, with 86 concerts performed in as many towns and cities over fourteen weeks – claiming to be the biggest tour ever undertaken in Australia. In this double-page article, Hines’ manager Peter …

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