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To explain: Brian gathered our best on and off-camera talent together (David Farr I recall, was the male lead) he then designed a set larger than anything that had ever been devised before—complete with a running stream, weeping willows, wild flowers, a boat (avec oars) and a leading lady (whose name escapes me) and appropriate English garden-type music, to complete this idyllic scene of David rowing his paramour to goodness-knows-where..

… Uncle Albert’s few friends congratulated him on the commercial—but he got no new business, and the best salesmanship involved was after the event when I had to convince BST that even though we were in breach of Broadcasting standards by running an almost four minute commercial, the vision was such as to justify it being considered as Australian progam content if we were asked to explain…

Vic Kitney Tribute

Posted by ken On December - 1 - 2011

Vic Kitney Tribute June Holmes sadly reported the passing of Vic Kitney, who for those working at STW9 in the 1960s, will remember as the station’s first Chief Engineer, from before the station was built and opened in 1965 until 1968. Cedric Woods with Vic Kitney at the TVW 50th anniversary in October 2009 Vic […]

David Dallimore Tribute (1919-2011)

Posted by ken On October - 19 - 2011

We sadly report the passing of David Dallimore, an English gentleman who emigrated to Australia and is fondly remembered by radio listeners for his twenty years of broadcasting and entertaining at the microphone of 6IX in Perth and regional stations 6WB, 6MD and 6BY. David worked in the manufacturing and maintenance aspects of the British […]

Tribute to Maestro Peter Piccini (1936-2011)

Posted by ken On October - 15 - 2011

Tribute to Maestro Peter Piccini (1936-2011) The renowned Peter Piccini, Perth’s internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the piano accordion, pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and master of music, passed away on Tuesday October 11th, 2011, at Murdoch Community Hospice, which is part of St John of God Hospital, and situated within the hospital’s grounds in the Perth […]

Paul Lockyer, Gary Ticehurst and John Bean Valued journalists provide an important service that is often underestimated, for too often the foot in the door populist gossip monger has masqueraded as the face of the media. In contrast, there are the responsible reporters who keep us informed on matters of importance, rather than deal in […]

Postscript to Fat Cat

Posted by ken On August - 6 - 2011

Children’s television in Perth has had many memorable local presenters from Rolf Harris to Fat Cat. Even though the Cat was mute, he had plenty of character and was immensely popular. Some of the TVW children’s presenters over the years that come to mind include: Rolf Harris, Carolyn Noble, Gary Carvolth, Jan Bedford, Jim Atkinson, […]

Reg Whiteman (1929 – 2011) Fat Cat Tribute

Posted by ken On August - 1 - 2011

Reg Whiteman – the life and soul behind children’s favourite Fat Cat for several decades – died in Perth on Thursday July 28, 2011, aged 82. He had been in poor health for some time. Reg Whiteman – Fat Cat Tribute WA TV History Reg Whiteman (Born 3/8/1929 – Died 28/7/2011) Early in his career […]

Tribute to Gillian Berry (1942-2011)

Posted by ken On May - 20 - 2011

Members of the radio drama and theatre community are united in their sorrow at the passing of one of its finest, Gillian Claire Margaret Berry (nee Lomberg), who passed away on April 4, 2011. She had been ill for a number of years with motor neurone disease and it is one consolation that she is […]

Tribute to Vick Evans (1952-2011)

Posted by ken On April - 19 - 2011

June Holmes, formerly of STW Publicity & Programs solemnly advised that the highly respected and well liked Vick Evans has passed away. June said that Vick was a friendly and jovial work mate who, after working for a number of years at STW-9, became CEO of the Constable Care program for 14 years, and sadly […]

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ron Tutt (1924-2011) a well known and respected Perth film industry identity. Daryl Binning with Ron Tutt in 2006 Ron was born in Tasmania where his father was a government photographer. He was to pursue a career as a pilot in England, prior to […]

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