Patti Rock (nee Nicholas) worked in both the Accounts and Production Departments at TVW Channel Seven between 1965 and 1969.
Patti kindly provided the following information and photos…
I arrived at Seven in 1965 working in the ‘front’ office as a ledger machinist. Alf Binks was my immediate boss. I ventured onto the newly acquired Punch Card machine which spat out information onto the very large computer machine housed up the corridor. I enjoyed my time in the accounts department for 3 years then left to travel for a few months.
Back I came and took up a position as a production assistant working with director Keith Mackenzie and producer Jeff Newman. An exciting time in television with many new shows on the drawing board. Spellbound with Martin St James was intriguing and talent show – Perth’s New Faces – which produced some seriously bad talent but provided many laughs and made my time at 7 extremely enjoyable.
Just retrieved these photos from my archives…
Seemed to be a good idea at the time!
Ball Ticket 1966 (think this was done by Seven’s graphic artist Sandy Lucas)
Jeff Newman, Garry Meadows, Keith Mackenzie and me at a production meeting. Think it was for New Faces??
Looking forward to seeing some old faces on the 18th (TVW Reunion on Sunday 18th October, 2009)
Additional photos by TVW and clippings courtesy of Keith Mackenzie…
Bill Renfrey, who under Martin’s influence thinks he comes from the moon and can only speak the moon language