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Elephant Productions STW9 1978-1984

Posted by ken On March - 5 - 2013

    In the 1970s, brothers Keith and Chris Woodland joined STW9. They created the elephant character Flapper, the cat Brindley and Doctor Featherweather. Flappers Super Heroes 1980 Clash of The Creatures 1983 Jenny Dunstan, Chris Woodland and Flapper in STW9 Goodnight segments 1985     They were involved in making family and childrens programs for STW […]

Tribute to John Hudson (1931-2013)

Posted by ken On January - 28 - 2013

        It is with great sadness we report the passing of the Reverend John Hudson on Thursday 17th of January, for people are unanimous in saying that John was one of the nicest, kindest and caring people you could ever wish to meet as well as a talented current affairs and television news journalist. […]

TVW Girls’ Picnic Foiled by Rain

Posted by ken On November - 25 - 2012

Photo Flashback: TVW Secretaries and Peter Dean (in drag) help celebrate the retirement of Sir James Cruthers in 1981 with their take on the Mickey Mouse Club song     A group of former TVW secretaries and production ladies enjoyed reminiscing together on Sunday November 4th 2012. It was planned as a picnic on the foreshore […]

A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012)

Posted by ken On August - 26 - 2012

A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012) Many who knew Alan Bateman, the creator of the long-running drama series “Home and Away”, will be saddened to learn that he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th August 2012, after a battle with cancer.    Alan Bateman Alan will be remembered for his […]

An accolade for Kevin Campbell

Posted by ken On June - 17 - 2012

An accolade for Kevin Campbell Mark Nicoski interviews Eagles fans on Today Tonight West Coast Eagles forward Mark Nicoski was a guest reporter for Today Tonight on the eve of the Eagles 600th game on Thursday 14th June, 2012. Mark interviewed a number of the Eagles most passionate supporters, of which one was Pam Hynson, […]

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty

Posted by ken On June - 11 - 2012

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty Michael Goodall Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 to 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition, where father Leith Goodall (1903-1978) was a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). Leith was posthumously inducted into the […]

Coralie Condon’s 97th Birthday Party

Posted by ken On June - 3 - 2012

Coralie Condon’s 97th Birthday Party At a party held on 20th May, which was kindly organised by Rick Hearder, with Audrey Long (Barnaby) providing support, fifty guests and theatrical friends celebrated Coralie Condon’s birthday. She was 97 years young on May 16th, 2012. Coralie about to cut the cake, flanked by Rick Hearder and Audrey […]

“The first lady of Western Australian television” deserves that honour on so many levels. Not only is Coralie the grande dame of WA theatre, being a playwright, composer, actor, producer and director of not only stage productions, but also kick started local television production in WA. Coralie Condon “The first lady of Western Australian television” […]

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012)

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2012

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012) Jocelyn and Bret Treasure advised us of some very sad news last week, but also recounted some wonderful memories. It was a week in which the ANZAC Day Derby Cup football match between the South Fremantle Bulldogs and East Fremantle Sharks proved a real dampener, when play was […]

Tribute to Garry Meadows (1939 – 1982)

Posted by ken On April - 15 - 2012

Tribute to Garry Meadows who passed away on Thursday, July 22nd, 1982. Garry had an early involvement with the stage appearing at the Patch, Repertory and Playhouse Theatres. One occasion was in 1957 when Sol Sainken produced a play titled ‘Small Hotel’ by Rex Frost, which starred Garry Meadows and Frank Baden-Powell at the Playhouse. […]

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