Monthly Archive: July 2007

Jul 29 2007

Lucky Grills

Making news this weekend was the passing of veteran actor and performer Lucky Grills who died early on Saturday morning at his Gold Coast home. He was 79. Grills’ most famous role came in 1976 as the unlikely detective Bluey Hills in the Melbourne-based police drama Bluey. The series had only a short run but …

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Jul 23 2007

Somebody else’s Sons & Daughters?

Last year, Seven decided to roll out early episodes of their hit ’80s soap Sons And Daughters in a daytime timeslot. The revival – loosely timed to coincide with the show’s 25th anniversary and DVD release – was short-lived as no sooner had lovers John (Peter Phelps) and Angela (Ally Fowler) been revealed to be …

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Jul 08 2007

TelevisionAU Website Update 8-Jul-07

http://televisionau.siv.net.au FLASHBACK #41 Here’s two more weather girl presenters that did not get included in our Flashback #38 tribute. Briony Behets (pictured left with newsreader Bruce Mansfield) was a model before turning actress with roles in steamy soap operas Number 96 and The Box, and then later becoming a weather presenter at Melbourne ATV0‘s Eyewitness …

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Jul 03 2007

Number 96: Where are they now..?

Ever wondered what happened to the cast members of Number 96?Following from a recent reunion of cast members from The Young Doctors (1976-83), this week’s episode of Seven‘s Where Are They Now? features a reunion of former cast members of the saucy 1970s soap that was a ratings giant.Sadly, favourites like Ron Shand and Pat …

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Jul 03 2007

The sun sets on Southern Cross

One of the largest takeovers in Australian regional television is set to unfold with Macquarie Media Group (MMG) making a bid to take over the media assets of Southern Cross Broadcasting (SCB). The Southern Cross Broadcasting empire, which began with two regional television stations in Victoria in the 1980s, has expanded to a network of …

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