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, Inside Edition and Today Tonight, 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 life

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. "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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