Vale: Lionel Williams

South Australian TV veteran, who co-hosted Adelaide Tonight during the 1960s, has died.


South Australian TV veteran Lionel Williams, who co-hosted Adelaide Tonight with Kevin Crease during the 1960s, has died, aged 87.

He passed away on Thursday after a brief illness at Flinders Private Hospital.

He joined Nine in 1959, co-hosting Adelaide Tonight with Crease for eight years, winning a Logie in 1963.

He hosted his own daytime show, It’s A Woman’s World in 1976, which eventually became The Lionel Williams Show. It ran for 12 years, while he also presented Seven’s The Golden Years of Hollywood and co-hosted daytime quiz show, Concentration, with Joan McInnes.

Williams also tried his hand at acting, with appearances in Matlock, Homicide and Division Four.

Source / Photo: The Advertiser

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  1. He was seen quite a bit in NSW, if only on the south coast through WIN4/3/6/11 when Rupert owned both stations and provided NWS9 content to WIN4. Country & Western Hour, TV Week Bowling, Humphrey, plus Adelaide Tonight retitled Tonight.

  2. Lionel Williams, go well mate, I wonder if the Chinese have ever forgiven you for smashing that very very very old Ming (like) vase on In Adelaide Tonight back in the olden days of TV. *chortle*

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