Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

Documentary defiance

Struggle Street: SBS says show will go on despite protest threat

Nick Galvin Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali says that he has 'explosive' new evidence to present to SBS in a bid to prevent the broadcaster from airing the first episode of a controversial three-part observational...

Comedy tour

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver star to visit Australia for the first time

John Oliver: Coming to Australia.

Nick Galvin Satirist John Oliver, who once called prime minister Tony Abbott a 'car crash of a human being', is to bring his live show to Australia for the first time.

As The Con turns 100, ex-students remember high notes and lows

Iva Davies.

Nick Galvin The Conservatorium of Music's famous alumni, from Iva Davies to Marie Bashir, look back on their student years.

Earthquake concerns

San Andreas movie promotion altered after Nepal earthquake

Dwayne Johnson

Nick Galvin The makers of San Andreas, the upcoming earthquake disaster movie mostly shot in Queensland, are hurriedly re-working the promotional campaign for the film in light of the devastating earthquake that...

Backpacker murders

Ivan Milat TV drama on backpacker murders takes us to a dark place

Chilling ... Actor Mal Kennard, left, recreates that infamous image of serial killer Ivan Milat.

Nick Galvin It's one of the best-known and most notorious images of serial killer Ivan Milat.

High hopes

Cerro Torre teaches climber David Lama lesson of a lifetime

Nick Galvin Reaching the top of Cerro Torre in 2012 was not only an extraordinary achievement for young gun David Lama, but it also helped him return to the fold of international climbing opinion.

Radio ratings

ABC 702 Sydney takes a dive in radio ratings 2015

Audience drop: Richard Glover.

Nick Galvin Leading a plunge at 702 ABC Sydney is Richard Glover's Drive show.

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Race furore

Fox Sports' Briony Ingerson provokes 'blackface' storm

Party time ... Briony  Ingerson and an unnamed friend in her original Instagram post.

Nick Galvin Fox Sports presenter Briony Ingerson has sparked a fierce backlash over an offensive Instagram picture of herself and a friend in blackface make-up.

Why Anzac with Sam Neill: the actor remembers his fallen family

Why Anzac With Sam Neill gives a personal family view into the Anzac legend.

Nick Galvin The Anzac story has deeply personal significance for the veteran actor.

On a roll

Timpanist Rick Miller on 40 years with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Rick Miller. Photo: Christie Brewster

Nick Galvin We're sitting at a table in Rick Miller's vast and beautifully eccentric Stanmore home.

Marvellous

12th Man Billy Birmingham on Richie Benaud

Saddened: Billy Birmingham, whose comedy career was inspired by Richie Benaud.

Nick Galvin Billy Birmingham, the performer who launched a million dodgy Richie Benaud impersonations, has paid tribute to the man who launched his comedy career.

Controversial

Adnan Syed: new podcast to examine Serial case

Nick Galvin The case of convicted murderer Adnan Syed, the subject of Serial, the world’s most popular podcast, is to be further examined - in a new podcast.

Back again

Richard Roxburgh's Spectrum Now festival will return in 2016

Debra Oswald, Wesley Enoch, David McAllister, Richard Roxburgh, Andrew Upton, Louise Schwartzkoff, Cate Blanchett, Richard Glover at Spectrum Now's Pillow Talk.

Nick Galvin While some Sydneysiders may have been taken a little unawares by the innovative arts extravaganza, by the end of the nearly three weeks they seemed to have taken it to their hearts.

Remembered

Anzac Centenary: Brendan Collins, Greg Butcher conjure the spirit of Gallipoli

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  Conductor, Michael Watkin performs at the Harold Pollard Band Centre in Ambervale on March 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Michael Watkin

Nick Galvin When composer Brendan Collins was commissioned to write a concert band work to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac he sought inspiration close to home – literally.

Au revoir, I'm staying

Top Gear boss Andy Wilman denies he quit BBC show

Staying ... Andy Wilman denies his has quit <i>Top Gear</i>.

Nick Galvin The uncertainty surrounding the future of the BBC’s Top Gear continues after the show’s executive producer Andy Wilman denied a leaked email to staff titled 'Au revoir' meant that he had...

No BBC branding

Sacked Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson to tour Australia in July

British television personality Jeremy Clarkson is pictured at a UEFA Champions League game.

Nick Galvin Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s Australian appearances will go ahead but the shows have been postponed to later in the year and will be stripped of all BBC branding and content.

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Clarkson sacking

Top Gear producer Andy Wilman quits over Jeremy Clarkson sacking

No reasonably price car segment ... what about Jeremy Clarkson on a reasonably priced bicycle?

Nick Galvin The brains behind Top Gear and a close mate of Jeremy Clarkson has quit the show.

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Sacking fallout

Jeremy Clarkson: 'Assault' of Top Gear's Oisin Tymon investigated by UK police

Sacked: Clarkson is now subject to a police investigation.

Nick Galvin Matters may be about to get a whole lot worse for Jeremy Clarkson after UK police confirmed they are investigating the alleged assault that led to the Top Gear star being sacked.

Moving on

Paul Stanhope exits the Sydney Chamber Choir, calls for more funding

Crossing boundaries: Paul Stanhope marked his tenure at the Sydney Chamber Choir with unexpected collaborations.

Nick Galvin The conductor will hand the baton to Richard Gill before joining the Australia Ensemble.

Ratings war

Million Dollar Minute: Why Channel 7 should be happy to give Andrew Skarbek $1 million

Big gamble ... Skarbek and his wife Jenny, after he knocked back taking home $766,000.

Nick Galvin Trivia king Andrew Skarbek won't be the only one with a huge smile on his face if he pockets $1 million on Tuesday night of Million Dollar Minute.