CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION

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Interviews with cast and crew that originally appeared in TV Eye magazine.


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TV Eye magazine first appeared in September 1993, filling a large void in Australian television nostalgia, and contained articles, interviews and episode guides about the first twenty years of Aussie television drama. TV Eye was a non-profit, volunteer effort and spanned 15 quarterly issues. Produced whenever other commitments permitted, time and financial constraints eventually reached the point where TV Eye in its printed format was no longer viable, and production ceased in favour of establishing this web site. The interviews that appeared in TV Eye are reproduced here as they were originally printed - just click on a name below.

 

IAN CRAWFORD
Ian Crawford was one of the creative forces at Crawford Productions, working behind-the-scenes on all their classic series. This interview is from TV Eye No. 12, July 1997.

PAUL CRONIN
Paul Cronin played motorcycle cop Gary Hogan in Matlock Police and Solo One, and later had a lead role in The Sullivans. This interview is from TV Eye No. 7, December 1995.

GARY DAY
From way back in the first issue of TV Eye, September 1993, and long before Murder Call, Gary Day reminisced about his years as Sen. Det. Phil Redford in Homicide.

TERENCE DONOVAN
Terry Donovan talks about his extensive career, including his well known role as Det. Mick Peters in Division 4, and about the politics that influenced the industry. This interview is from TV Eye No. 10, December 1996.

REBECCA GILLING
Perhaps best remembered for her roles in Glenview High and Return To Eden, this interview traces Rebecca's career from the late 1970's through to the more recent Our House lifestyle program. This interview is from TV Eye No. 4, February 1995.

GARY GRAY
Gary Gray is one of only a few child actors who successfully continued into an adult career. Gary is well known for his roles in The Terrible Ten, Adventures Of The Seaspray and Bellbird. This interview is from TV Eye No. 15, January 1999.

DENNIS GROSVENOR
Dennis Grosvenor had lead roles in two series during the 1970's - Homicide and Chopper Squad. This interview is from TV Eye No. 6, September 1995.

CARLA HOOGEVEEN
Carla Hoogeveen has appeared in many television series, including Class Of '74 and Bobby Dazzler, in a successful career that spans from the 1970's through to the present day. This interview is from TV Eye No. 8, May 1996.

IAN JONES
Director, Producer and Scriptwriter, Ian Jones was part of the driving force at Crawford Productions responsible for many of the classic icons of Australian TV. This interview is from TV Eye No. 5, June 1995.

GERARD KENNEDY
Gerard Kennedy is probably best remembered for his roles in Hunter and Division 4, although he has a string of other credits including Tandarra and Against The Wind. This interview is from TV Eye No. 13, December 1997.

DAVID LEE
Director and Producer, David Lee worked at Crawford Productions on many classic series in a career that started in the pioneering days of television and is still going strong today. This interview is from TV Eye No. 8, May 1996.

TERRY McDERMOTT
Terry McDermott has had a long career in film, television and theatre, and is still remembered by many as one of the original cast members of Homicide. This interview is from TV Eye No. 9, August 1996.

ALAN ROWE
Primarily an entertainer, Alan Rowe has acted in many small but nonetheless important roles in television, and is a familiar face to many. This interview is from TV Eye No. 9, August 1996.

LEONARD TEALE
One of Australia's best known performers, Leonard Teale was the longest serving cast member in Homicide. This is probably his last interview about his television career, from TV Eye No. 3, October 1994.

CHARLES 'BUD' TINGWELL
Well-known Australian Actor / Director / Producer who has had a long career in film and television, both in Australia and in England, including several years in Homicide. This interview is from TV Eye No. 4, February 1995.

ROWENA WALLACE 
Rowena Wallace needs no introduction, having appeared in many series, including lead roles in You Can't See Round Corners, The Rovers and Barrier Reef. This interview is from TV Eye No. 3, October 1994.

TONY WARD
Tony Ward played the title role in the 60's spy classic Hunter. This interview is from TV Eye No. 2, May 1994.

JOHN WOOD
John Wood is well-known for his role as Sgt. Tom Croydon in Blue Heelers. He has appeared in or written scripts for many television series since the 1970's. This interview is from TV Eye No. 6, September 1995.

NORMAN YEMM
Norman Yemm is best remembered for his roles as Norm Baker in The Sullivans and as Detective Jim Patterson in Homicide. This interview is from TV Eye No. 2, May 1994.