Noni Hazlehurst on Play School, Better Homes and getting naked


Noni Hazlehurst is an Australian television icon, starting her career on The Box in 1974.

Memorable moments would sparkle the television landscape with roles in The Sullivans, Waterfront, The Shiralee and The Letdown.

A whole generation of Australians watched her present the ABC’s flagship program, Play School, for over 20 years. She was the main presenter of Better Homes and Gardens on Channel 7 for a decade and then had a lead role in the Seven drama series, City Homicide.

In 2013, Noni went on to play Elizabeth Bligh / Goddard in the Seven and then Foxtel series, A Place to Call Home.

She currently stars in the new Australian drama, The End.

In this podcast, Noni Hazlehurst talks to TV Blackbox about:

  • Playing a significantly different role in The End
  • Baring all on screen
  • How the elderly are treated in the aged care system
  • Play School, and should we move with the times
  • Women in a male dominated industry
  • The state of Australian drama
  • Memorable moments
  • Why she has not appeared in reality formats
  • Acting with her son William in City Homicide
  • The future
  • and THAT smile

*Please click the player below to listen to the podcast:

Special thanks to Vanessa Hollins at Foxtel for organizing this interview

The End – 8:30 Tuesdays on Fox Showcase or all 10 episodes On Demand

Previous editions of the TV Blackbox: One on One podcast include:

John Wood

Mal Walden

Bevan Lee

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a News Contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. Aaron can be heard weekly on Gold and Power FM. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566



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