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Peter Luck

Peter Anthony Luck (5 January 1944 – 6 September 2017) was an Australian author, TV journalist, producer and presenter. Among the shows he worked on were This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Sunday, Today Tonight, Inside Edition, Bicentennial Minutes … A Time to Remember, This Fabulous Century, The Australians, 50 Fantastic Years and Where Are They Now?.[1]

This Fabulous Century was a 37-part series produced by the Seven Network, after Luck's previous employer, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation had declined, believing that a series that relied so heavily on black-and-white film, when the country had only recently switched to colour television, would not be successful. It was shown on Sunday nights on Seven, and became the hit of 1979.[2]


Personal lifeEdit

Luck was married to Penny for 43 years, and they had a son and daughter.[3]


Luck died on 6 September 2017 at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.[4] He had cancer and Parkinson's disease when he died.[3]


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ David Dale, "Fakes & Fictions", The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 1999, Spectrum, p.7s
  3. ^ a b "Peter Luck, Australian journalist and presenter, dies aged 73". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 7 September 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Idato, Michael (7 September 2017). "Journalist and TV presenter Peter Luck dead, aged 73". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 

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