Archive for the 'Actor Sightings' Category

Joan Sydney makes brief appearance in Undercover Boss Australia

Joan Sydney’s son Tony Braxton-Smith, who is the┬áCEO of Great Southern Railway, was featured on the first episode of the second season of Undercover Boss Australia, which aired on September 12, 2011. (He is Joan’s eldest child and described himself on the show as “a love child”.)

The episode included some early pictures of Joan as well as footage of a dinner with Joan and Tony’s family where Tony announced her would appear on Undercover Boss.

I don’t know that I would have immediately recognized Joan just from the current day footage — it’s amazing how much your physiology changes as you grow older — but her voice is unmistakably Matron Sloan.

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Brian’s controversial ad

Per Bedroom ad ruled offensive to men (The Age, May 27, 2009), the Advertising Standards Bureau has forced an Advanced Medical Institute commercial, which featured Brian Wenzel as a police man in a bedroom telling the man in the bed he won’t ticket him for speed if he gets help for his problem, to be pulled from the air. AMI is apparently appealing the decision (ABC News: Men ‘vilified and shamed’ by bedroom police ad – ABC Online).

(See portions of the commercial in an April news slip on Youtube.)

Personally, I don’t see the issue. But, then, I’m not in their target demographic. I wonder — were the people who complained people who might actually benefit from the service but were offended by the delivery, or just the usual suspects who feel it is their duty to complain at the drop of a hat on behalf of someone else?


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