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Posts tagged ‘Australia’

Podcast: In Melbourne Tonight, 6th May 1957

In the last podcast of the series, Terry recalls preparations for the first ever episode of “In Melbourne Tonight” with host Graham Kennedy at GTV9, on the 6th May 1957.  The series ran until 1970. Read more

Podcast: A typical working day at GTV9 1957

In the second podcast of the series, Terry describes a typical day for him, editing the early evening and late news for GTV9, starting at 9am and ending at 11pm.

The first newsreader Terry worked with was Tom Miller, and later Eric Pearce,in the early days the cameramen were Peter Hansford and Bill Beams and later Peter Purvis and Bob Lord. Read more

The Sydney versus Melbourne rivalry

When I arrived in Melbourne in June 1956, the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne was quite unknown to me.  In fact, apart from the stereotype Australian depicted in the United Kingdom, I knew nothing about the Australian way of life.

There were strange goings-on in Australia at that time.  In brief, the scene was that in both Sydney and Melbourne, three organisations were getting ready to launch television broadcasting,  A state broadcaster in each city and two commercial broadcasters in each city. Read more

Newsreels In A Hurry

Newsreels have always been in a hurry to get their stories processed, edited, scored and on the screen.

Sometimes, great ingenuity was brought in to play to ensure the success of these requirements. Read more