Lin Buckfield

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Lin Buckfield
Born Hong Kong
Occupation Television producer, reporter, journalist, musician

Linda Mary Buckfield is an Australian television producer, journalist and musician. Buckfield was lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for pop-rock group Electric Pandas from 1983 to 1987. Buckfield's television work commenced in 1990, and she has since won five Walkley Awards.

Biography[edit]

Music[edit]

Buckfield was the lead singer and guitarist for Electric Pandas through the mid-1980s. While a member of that band, she also released a duet with James Reyne in 1985 called "R.O.C.K.",[1] which peaked at No. 44 on the charts.[2] After the Electric Pandas disbanded, she formed another band called F.O.O.D. with Craig Karl Wacholz (guitar), Ray Spole (bass), Mike Spira (vocal rap) and Glen Patterson (drums). The group released a single called "Happy House" in 1990. Neil McKenzie (saxophone) and Dieter Pruggo (saxophone) were later added to the line-up, with the band's name being changed to Happy House. The newly named band then released a single, "What U Wanna Do That For?", two EPs called Shelter Down and Passion (1995), and an album, Happy House in 1993.[1]

Buckfield has also played with MisChalin and is currently a member of Sydney band The Bully Girls.[3]

Journalism[edit]

Buckfield started her television career in 1990 as a researcher, working on programs such as Street Stories and special projects.[4] In 1994, Buckfield joined Channel 7 as a reporter for the satirical news program The Times. When the program folded, she worked on the Peter Manning-led Witness program, fronted by Jana Wendt.[4] In 2000, she became a reporter/producer for Four Corners going on to win five Walkley Awards with the program, including a Gold Walkley in 2006.[5][6] Since 2008, Buckfield has been the series producer for the ABC-TV series, Q&A.[7]

Discography[edit]

Electric Pandas (1983–1987)[edit]

Albums/EPs

  • Let's Gamble – Regular (December 1984) #81
  • Point Blank – Regular (September 1985) AUS No. 22

Singles

  • "Big Girls"/"TV Dogs" – Regular (April 1984) AUS No. 18
  • "Missing Me"/"20 Revolutionaries" – Regular (July 1985) AUS No. 41
  • "Italian Boys"/"Johnny" – Regular (October 1985) AUS No. 90

Lin Buckfield & James Reyne[edit]

  • "R.O.C.K. Rock" – Regular (April 1985) AUS No. 44

F.O.O.D./Happy House (1990–1995)[edit]

Albums/EPs

  • Happy House (1993)
  • Shelter Down
  • Passion (June 1995)

Singles

  • "Happy House" – Independent (1990) (as F.O.O.D.)
  • "What U Wanna Do That For?" – Shock

The Bully Girls (2007–present)[edit]

  • The Bully Girls – Independent

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 Walkley Award (All Media) – Coverage of Indigenous Affairs, Go to Jail, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (with Liz Jackson)
  • 2000 Walkley Award (All Media) – Coverage of Sport, Fixing Cricket,[8] Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (with Liz Jackson & Peter Cronau)
  • 2005 Walkley Award (All Media) – International Journalism The Kilwa Incident,[9] Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Sally Neighbour and Jo Puccini)
  • 2006 Walkley Award (Gold Walkley) – Stoking the Fires, Four Corners, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Liz Jackson and Peter Cronau)[10]
  • 2006 Walkley Award (All Media) – Coverage of the Asia-Pacific Region, Stoking the Fires, Four Corners, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Liz Jackson)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  3. ^ ABC Spicks and Specks. Episode Twenty Two
  4. ^ a b "Buckfield, Lin". Women Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  5. ^ The Walkley Foundation Archived 4 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Walkley Award Winners Database
  6. ^ The Walkley Foundation Archived 28 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Gold Walkley Award Winners
  7. ^ Este, Johathon (15 October 2008). "2008 Walkley Finalists Announcement" (PDF). Walkley Foundation For Journalism. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Four Corners – Fixing Cricket". Australian Screen. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Four Corners – The Kilwa Incident". Screen Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Reporters shine at Walkley Awards". The Australian. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 

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