Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

Keeping up with Rupert

Nick Galvin Playwright David Williamson keeps updating his play on Rupert Murdoch as events overtake it.

Changing minds

Ten things we learnt from First Contact

<i>First Contact</i> villain Sandy after eating turtle.

Nick Galvin It was the talking point of the week, but what did First Contact really teach us about Australia?

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First Contact Insight special: Sandy 'couldn't be here tonight' after furore over racist comments


Nick Galvin Despite SBS ads saying she would be there, the discussion following the conclusion of the confronting documentary series opened with a bombshell.


Ray Martin wanted First Contact's racist Sandy to stay


Nick Galvin Ray Martin, host of the SBS documentary series First Contact, has revealed that when 41-year-old mortgage broker Sandy abruptly quit the show, he initially persuaded her to return because she was too...

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No kidding

Woman called Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig over 'ridicule'

No kidding: The makers of Peppa Pig are being sued over a character's name.

Nick Galvin An Italian woman called Gabriella Goat is suing the makers of Peppa Pig, claiming she has become the butt of endless jokes because she shares her name with a character in the popular children’s...

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Shomething's amiss

'Drunk' Johnny Depp gives bizarre speech at Hollywood Film Awards

Here's Johnny! An apparently tired and emotional Depp presents the awards.

Nick Galvin Jack Sparrow appeared to have found the rum when a seemingly plastered Johnny Depp slurred and stumbled through a bizarre and embarrassing speech at the Hollywood Film Awards.

A second look

First Contact challenges white preconceptions about first Australians

Ray Martin:

Nick Galvin New documentary series First Contact immersed six participants in Aboriginal culture. The results were dramatic.

Sydney radio ratings

ABC 702's Richard Glover, Robbie Buck tumble in Sydney radio ratings

Robbie Buck.

Nick Galvin ABC 702 Sydney has taken a big ratings hit in the second last survey of the year, shedding 2.2 points overall.

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First Contact

In First Contact, Ray Martin explores his Aboriginal ancestry and passion for photography

Doing what he loves: Ray Martin fronts a new documentary series during which he took photos from Redfern to The Kimberley.

Nick Galvin Ray Martin's passion for photography helped him say yes to fronting documentary series First Contact. But his concern over Aboriginal injustice was the real focus.

Royal ribbing

Prince Charles releases video 'roasting' Molly Meldrum over Countdown interview


Nick Galvin Forty years after one of the greatest car crash interviews in Australian television history, Prince Charles has recorded his own video clip taking the mickey out of interviewer Molly Meldrum.

Look Who's Back

Look Who's Back: Adolf Hitler lookalike spooks Berlin locals in movie stunt

Hitler lookalike on the streets of Germany to promote movie <i>Look Who's Back</i>.

Nick Galvin Berlin locals have reportedly been spooked by appearances around their city of a Hitler lookalike, who looks unnervingly convincing in full costume.

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Arts guide: Classical schedule takes in Osmo Vanska and Joseph Tawadros

The Russians are coming:  Valery Gergiev will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in Sydney in December.

Nick Galvin Pause for a second to survey the broad sweep of classical performances scheduled in Sydney over the coming months and it’s impossible not to be struck by the sheer breadth and depth of music on...

Jackass goes classical

Danish National Chamber Orchestra becomes viral sensation after eating world's hottest chillies

Biting off more than they can chew: The Danish National Chamber Orchestra performing on chilli.

Nick Galvin The Danish National Chamber Orchestra attempt to play while eating fiery peppers at the same time.

Cast change

Uma Thurman replaces Mary-Louise Parker in US remake of The Slap

Taking over: Uma Thurman is a last-minute addition to the cast of the US remake of <i>The Slap</i>.

Nick Galvin Uma Thurman is to star in the US remake of The Slap, replacing Mary-Louise Parker in the upcoming mini-series.

Sad song

Eric Clapton posts musical tribute to Jack Bruce

Mourned: Jack Bruce lost his battle with liver disease on the weekend.

Nick Galvin Jack Bruce's death has been marked by many who knew him, including his band mate Eric Clapton.


Comedians mine the funny side of mental illness

The best medicine: Comedians David Granirer, Sophie Mill and Zac Anderson are making light of their darkest moments.

Nick Galvin Sophie Mill's stand-up act includes a routine about the day she contemplated suicide.

Radio turmoil

Merrick Watts, Jules Lund dumped as 2Day FM breakfast team

Dan and Maz: Come out on top in the reshuffle at 2Day FM.

Nick Galvin 2Day FM has finally acted to dump its underperforming breakfast team, replacing them with Dan Debuf and Maz Compton, presently heard on the national Drive show.

The annual Wangaratta jazz festival goes from strength to strength

Jazz lovers from around the country make their annual pilgrimage to the Wangaratta jazz festival.

Nick Galvin Twenty-five years on from its modest, tentative, left-field beginnings, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues is an institution - the pre-eminent event on the national jazz calendar.

Pick me

Neil Patrick Harris 'fourth choice' for Oscars 2015


Nick Galvin Neil Patrick Harris wasn't top of the producers' list of potential Oscar hosts. Not by a long shot.

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At last

James Blunt apologises for You're Beautiful

Blunt critique: British singer James Blunt admits his hit was annoying.

Nick Galvin Singer-songwriter James Blunt has finally apologised for inflicting his best-selling single You're Beautiful on the world, admitting the song is 'annoying'.

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