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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 […]

Today’s Directors, starting out, don’t know how lucky they are with the modern “Tools” at their disposal. One of the original 3 inch black and white PYE cameras used on the Opening Night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 When I started Directing in 1967 the Black and White Cameras were equipped with a Turret […]

TVW On-Air Presentation

Posted by KeithMackenzie On October - 12 - 2009

ON-AIR PRESENTATION – “The Way It Used To Be” as recalled by former TVW Senior Director, Keith Mackenzie. Behind the glass wall is Terry Green in AMU1 VMU1 personnel Left to Right: Keith Mackenzie, Gerry Swift, Max Taylor and his Lighting Assistant. When you watch Television in Australia, today, in 2009, and view a Commercial […]

Jo-Ann Ledger’s Photographic Flashbacks

Posted by ken On August - 23 - 2009

Jo-Ann Ledger has kindly provided a wide range of photos showing TVW staff in a social environment. In a way they reflect the end of Seven’s golden era, after the company had diversified into many activities from broadcasting to co-productions, movie making, Radio stations, Lion Parks, Cinemas and even butcher shops… to be then taken […]

Max Bostock Remembers 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On August - 19 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. During this time, Max kindly agreed to a video recording of his reminiscences. Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and […]

Jeff Newman’s last week presenting the weather on Seven

Posted by ken On August - 11 - 2009

Jeff Newman looks back on 50 years of weather memories, with flashbacks of TVW’s first weather man Vin Walsh, Trina ‘The Wink’ Brown, Sam Kronja, Judy Thompson and Ann Sanders. Jeff Newman looks back on 50 years of weather memories Four decades on Seven. Jeff Newman takes the weather on the road to say goodbye […]

Television veteran Johnny Young will entertain television pioneers at TVW Channel 7’s 50th Anniversary Reunion on Sunday October 18th, 2009. John who was one of the station’s first teenage stars, now hosts Radio 6IX’s Big Breakfast. He will reform and perform with his original Johnny Young and the Strangers band, consisting of John Young, John […]

Jan Maher Collection

Posted by ken On July - 29 - 2009

Jan Maher (nee Swift) was a Graphic Designer with TVW from 1983 to 1989. Jan married TVW Promos Editor Marty Maher, who worked for TVW from 1986 to 1997. They now live in Victoria. 1994 Jan Maher (nee Swift), Fat Cat, Chris Hope-Santa & baby Adam Maher The photos provided here represent Seven staff on […]

An Audience with Max Bostock

Posted by ken On July - 21 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. Max reminisces with Richard and Gordon whilst Ken records the event Richard and Gordon listen intently to every word All have the highest regard for Max, who joined TVW […]

Marion Leyer (nee Greiling)

Posted by ken On May - 19 - 2009

Breaking the glass ceiling… Promotion based solely on merit – working her way up from valued secretary and production assistant to Production Manager of two Perth television stations. Marion Greiling arrived in Perth in 1954, aged 12. Five years before the introduction of television to Western Australia. Marion at the original Vision Switching Console in […]

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