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Bruce Gyngell (1929–2000)

Bruce Gyngell was the first person to appear on Australian television on 9 September 1956. He was head of the Nine television network, in charge of the Seven television network and deputy chairman of the ATV network in England. He was the first chief executive of SBS television network in Australia. See full bio »

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Name That Tune
Name That Tune Himself - Host (1956)
This Is Television
This Is Television Himself - Presenter
This Week
This Week Himself


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 1991 This Week (TV Series)
- Bugs, Bids and Bye Bye Blind Date? (1991) ... Himself
 1956 Name That Tune (TV Series)
Himself - Host (1956)
 1956 This Is Television (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Presenter
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 2005 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary)
- Moments That Stopped the Nation (2005) ... Himself

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He was awarded the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 2000 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the media, particularly the development of the television industry in Australia and overseas, and to raising awareness of the social responsibility of the industry to meet community expectations.

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