Monthly Archive: February 2008

Feb 29 2008

1978: March 4-10

Red-hot plan home and hosed:ABC‘s Monday Conference host Bob Moore (that’s not him on the cover!)found the only way to tackle Moscow’s minus 18 degree temperatures was to wear pantyhose. Moore had embarked on a tour including Canada, USA, Russia, India and Hong Kong to investigate TV news and current affairs programs around the world. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/1978-march-4-10.html

Feb 28 2008

Our first birthday!

It’s a year ago today that this blog made its first appearance!

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/our-first-birthday.html

Feb 25 2008

Your earliest TV memory

What is your earliest TV memory? Was it… Watching flickering sets in TV store windows? The Melbourne Olympic Games? Graham Kennedy on In Melbourne Tonight… …or later on Blankety Blanks? The Mavis Bramston Show? Man on the moon? Watching sitcoms like Here’s Lucy… …The Brady Bunch… …or Bewitched? Sneaking a peek at Abigail on Number …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/your-earliest-tv-memory.html

Feb 23 2008

1978: February 25-March 3

How the censor shot down Superman:Australian scriptwriter Trevor Farrant had just spent six months working in the United States on the revived Laugh-In sketch comedy series. Farrant spoke to TV Times about his experiences in working the minefield that is the American network censors – including their outrage over his send-up of the Superman movie …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/1978-february-25-march-3.html

Feb 15 2008

1978: February 18-24

Cover: TV Times‘ Salute To Hollywood. Celebrating 50 years of ‘talkies’. The search is over:Producers of the upcoming mini-series Against The Wind have cast the lead female character for the 13-part epic. Irish-born Mary Larkin was chosen after auditions were held in Australia and England. TV Times reports that production of the $1 million series …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/1978-february-18-24.html

Feb 10 2008

Andrew Harwood

Sydney radio presenter Andrew Harwood has died in a Sydney hospital from a severe asthma attack. He was 62. More recently a presenter on radio stations 2UE and 2GB, Harwood will also be remembered for TV work as host of 1970s versions of quiz shows Jeopardy and It’s Academic, as well as guest appearances on …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/andrew-harwood.html

Feb 09 2008

Something’s in the air, again

The revamp of ABC2, while promising a range of new content, also appears to be bringing one or two titles out of the vaults. Starting Monday 11 February, ABC2 will be commencing a re-run of the rural soap-drama Something In The Air, which originally ran on ABC between January 2000 and May 2002. A production …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/somethings-in-the-air-again.html

Feb 09 2008

1978: February 11-17

Cover: Charlie’s Angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd) Mike’s game for TDT job:TV Times reports that Mike Minehan, former host of A Current Affair and the game show $30,000 Treasure Hunt, has taken on the job as host of the Victorian edition of ABC‘s This Day Tonight. Minehan takes on the role as replacement …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/1978-february-11-17.html

Feb 08 2008

ABC. Redefining Television

From today at midday, ABC has ‘redefined television’ with the relaunch of its two TV channels in conjunction with promotion of their online TV. Now, the traditional ABC channel – broadcasting on analogue and standard definition digital – is ABC1 with the slogan ‘It begins with 1’. The second channel – on digital – is …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/abc-redefining-television.html

Feb 07 2008

Ray Martin quits Nine

After thirty years, three current affairs programs, five TV Week Gold Logies, and any number of special events, carols, election nights and celebrity interviews – Ray Martin has left the Nine Network just days before he was due to return for the new year co-hosting Sunday. Nine chief David Gyngell said he and Martin agreed …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/02/ray-martin-quits-nine.html

Older posts «