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Michael Shrimpton

THE ‘father’ of Countdown, TV producer Michael Shrimpton, has passed away. Shrimpton died on Thursday night after losing his battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Jude and two daughters. “There wouldn’t have been a Countdown without Michael Shrimpton,” Molly Meldrum said today. “He was the driving force behind Countdown.” Shrimpton’s pivotal role in the history of Countdown was documented this year in the Molly miniseries.

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J Barrey Williams

  J Barrey Williams ▪ 1981-1983 Manager TVW7 (ex SAS) 2015 – J. Barrey Williams, Gordon McColl and Richard Ashton outside St George’s Cathedral for the funeral of Sir James Cruthers       J Barrey Williams spent the first 20 years of his working life in the television industry, starting as a ‎‎“props boy” on the legendary eastern states “Tonight Shows” of the sixties, through to General ‎Manager of TVW Channel 7, Australia’s highest rating television station.‎…

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John Cousins (Taffy the Lion)

The sad passing John Cousins (Taffy the Lion)…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCI_9I-HXZ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JU5FSYokLY

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Jan Vermazen

Tribute to Jan Vermazen and an era of Film Jan Vermazen Jan Vermazen was one of the original Channel Seven Perth employees, and a very important person during the film era. Early news staff included not only Darcy Farrell as News Editor, but also journalist Ross Cusack, cine cameramen Peter Goodall, Digby Milner, Tom Hall, Lu Belci and film editor Jim Healy, with Jan Vermazen playing a vital role processing the 16mm news film. George…

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Barry Daniel

The sad passing of Barry Daniel Tribute to Barry Daniel and The World of Football The World of Football format started in WA when TVW News boss Darcy Farrell made Bob Cribb the first producer of the show. This lasted till Bob emptied the TVW board rooms booze supply and left the place in a mess. Harry Kelly then took over as the producer, most ably assisted by Barry Daniel the floor manager. Barry worked…

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