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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Post 677 - Terry Donovan - Loose Ends - Hickery Holler's Tramp

Terence Donovan (born 28 October 1942), also known as Terry Donovan, is a British-born Australian actor and the father of fellow actor and entertainer Jason Donovan. Donovan had minor early acting roles in episodes of the court-room drama series “Consider Your Verdict”, several ABC drama plays, and the children's series "The Magic Boomerang". Moving back to the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s saw guest roles in series including “The Champions”, “Man in a Suitcase”, and “The Prisoner”. After returning to Australia and appearing in guest roles in the Crawford Productions series “Homicide” and “Hunter” in 1968, he was placed on contract, going on to play the role of Detective Mick Peters in Crawford's police series “Division 4”, from 1969 to 1975. In 1976, he played in a popular miniseries adaptation of the novel “Power without Glory” by Frank Hardy. From 1979 to 1981, he starred as Detective Sergeant Vic Cameron in “Cop Shop”. Between 1981 and 1984, he had minor roles in Australian television programs, and acted in the film “The Man from Snowy River” in 1982, playing Henry Craig. In 1985, he had roles in “Prisoner” and “Sons and Daughters”. From 1986 to 1990, he had more minor television roles including the 1989 pilot episode of “E Street” as Ken Swanson which was followed by guest roles in “The Flying Doctors” and “G.P”. He then played Al Simpson, the father of original character Bobby Simpson in “Home and Away”, which went to air in early 1990 and followed this immediately with the role of Doug Willis in “Neighbours”, a character he played regularly until 1994, and made a brief appearance in 2005, when he reprised his role for the show's 20th anniversary special. In 1973 he recorded a single for Fable Records “Loose Ends” b/w “Hickery Holler’s Tramp” (FB 191) the single was produced by Peter Jones and engineered by Graham Owens. This is the only recording that I know of by Terry and was a lot better than I thought after listening to it. Flac 

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