Tag: Young Talent Time

On This Day — 29 January

29 January 1964: Johnny O’Keefe (Sing, Sing, Sing) 29 January 1972: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 29 January 1977: Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show, New Faces) 29 January 1983: Val Lehman and Maggie Kirkpatrick (Prisoner) 29 January 1994: Melissa George and Jimmy Lucinia (Home And Away) 29 January 2000: Kristy Wright (Above The Law) …

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On This Day — 30 August

30 August 1969: Elspeth Ballantyne (Bellbird) 30 August 1975: Steven Zammit, Johnny Young, Karen Knowles (Young Talent Time) 30 August 1975: Mike Willesee (This Is Your Life) 30 August 1980: Michael Caton (The Sullivans) 30 August 2003: Caroline Craig (Blue Heelers) 30 August 2008: Tessa James and Lincoln Lewis (Home And Away) 30 August 1960: …

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On This Day — 31 July

31 July 1966: Roger Cardwell, Gail Spiro, Penny Ramsey, Bobo The Clown, Michele Kenny (Romper Room), Paul Griffiths (SAS10, Adelaide) 31 July 1971: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 31 July 1976: Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald, The Norman Gunston Show) 31 July 1999: Kristy Wright (Home And Away) 31 July 2010: Adam Liaw and Callum Hann …

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On This Day — 21 July

21 July 1973: Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell (Homicide) 21 July 1973: Tanya Halesworth and Susan Peacock (No Man’s Land) 21 July 1979: Terry Norris, Louise Philip, Greg Ross (Cop Shop) 21 July 1979: Don Lane and Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show) 21 July 1984: Rowena Wallace (Sons And Daughters) 21 July 1990: Simone Buchanan (Hey Dad), …

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On This Day — 2 July

2 July 1977: Graham Kennedy (Blankety Blanks) 2 July 1980: Nicole Cooper and Bobby Driessen (Young Talent Time) 2 July 2005: Ada Nicodemou and Tim Mitchell (Home And Away)

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On This Day — 9 June

Today’s Front Page:  9 June 1973: Vikki Broughton from Young Talent Time Today on TV:  9 June 1990: Seven broadcasts the four-hour international Earth ‘90 special, Prince Charles – Children And The Environment. HRH Prince Charles gives a personal view of the environmental problems that face the world today. The program includes appearances by Debbie Gibson, …

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On This Day — 5 June

5 June 1976: Young Talent Time celebrates its fifth anniversary — although the series actually met that milestone in April. 5 June 1995: The first episode of Ten’s new soap Echo Point, slotted to run back-to-back with Neighbours and in competition with Home And Away. Poor ratings led to the series moving to 6.00pm then …

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1973: Which channel would go?

The question around the ongoing viability of three commercial networks has been raised, on and off, for many years. It was a question asked right back to when the federal government first permitted a third commercial network in the early 1960s — and in 1973 the industry itself was almost willing to sacrifice some of …

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2022: The Big Reset

It seems that 2022 will be best remembered for holding a giant re-set of some of our biggest TV names and shows, as some of our highest-profile presenters have decided to call it a day — either temporarily or perhaps longer term. It is hard to recall a year where so many key personalities have …

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Obituary: Bobby Driessen

Former Young Talent Time star Bobby Driessen has died at age 56. No cause for his death has been reported other than he died suddenly in his sleep. Born in the Netherlands, Driessen and his family moved to Australia, initially living in Adelaide and then Darwin. The family survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974 but moved …

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