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“The Western Australian TV Pioneer and philanthropist Sir James Cruthers is the subject of the next AMMPT ‘inFocus’ presentation. On screen, we will see Sir James Cruthers himself, presenting anecdotes about key events from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. Other early TV personalities will add ‘behind the scenes’ stories to enrich the presentation. Sir […]

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, […]

WA TV History This is the opening number of ‘The Good Oil’ a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon and first performed on stage at Perth’s Playhouse Theatre in 1958.

… WA TV History This number was from the 1965 TVW Channel 7 production of ‘The Good Oil’ (a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon) features Jill Perryman and Kevan Johnston.

Further to two articles published here relating to the hunt for murder Brian William Robinson in 1963. This event was the first and last time the viewers of a WA television station armed themselves to assist the police capture a fugitive from the law. Lindsay Smith seeks feedback on hunt for murderer Brian William Robinson […]

8 Years with 7 in the 60’s by Brian Harrison-Lever

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

EIGHT YEARS WITH SEVEN IN THE SIXTIES Brian Harrison-Lever Brian Harrison-Lever with Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) After returning from a 4 year working holiday in the UK in 1963 I made an application for a job as a Set Designer with Perth’s new, commercial television station, TVW Channel Seven. I was interviewed by the then […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

In 1963, TVW won the Television Society of Australia award for best “Television News Item – MANHUNT”. There was much public anxiety in Perth in 1963 as serial murderer Eric Edgar Cooke, nicknamed The Night Caller, terrorised the city. A man who had committed 22 violent crimes between 1959 and 1963, eight of which resulted […]

Ahh not again” When I arrived at Epsom Ave in Belmont, there was, as far as the eye could see, dozens and dozens of Swan taxis and police cars down the whole length of the ave….called back to Darcy…and he sent Don H. … We ended up in Gnagarra pine plantation to where Robinson had escaped, and spent the night with TVW 4 wheel drive with generator and lights on the roof searching for the villain…..continued through to the following afternoon and he was eventually captured in a bush block in Beechboro ?

Please be watching TVW Channel 7 tonight at 8:30pm (Friday October 16th, 2009) for Seven’s 50th anniversary special titled “7 Perth The First 50 Years”. This fast moving, informative and entertaining special will bring back many fond memories of TVW in the early years. It will also be an education for the younger viewers who […]

The Senior News – October 2009

Posted by ken On October - 16 - 2009

Page 10 of the October 2009 issue of The Senior News features an article by Annie Lee about our web page team. This gives credit to the many former management and staff who have contributed photos and stories. Throughout the past 8 months, we have also been in constant contact with TVW Promotions Manager Jill […]


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