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This is an excerpt from an interview with Australian television pioneer Val Sarah. Sarah was interviewed by Jeannine Baker in 2019.
English-born Sarah was the first woman announcer – as well as a presenter, producer and newsreader – at Anglia Television (UK).
After travelling to Australia, she began working at fledgling regional commercial television station BTV6 Ballarat in January 1963.
In this clip she recalls her time working as a presenter and producer on a range of programs, including women’s and children’s shows.
Listen to more of Val Sarah's oral history interview here.
Image: Val Sarah and Fred Fargher on Wednesday Magazine, BTV6, c1974. Supplied by Val Sarah.
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