Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 31 2008

TelevisionAU Update 31-May-08

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #45: Monday 18 July 1966 marked the debut of an Australian children’s TV icon when ABC launched the Australian version of Play School.  Based on an English program of the same name, which ABC had been screening prior to launching its own version, Play School became a firm favourite with pre-schoolers – and …

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May 24 2008

1978: May 27-June 2

What makes Bert run?Bert Newton (pictured, with wife Patti) has taken on a lot in the last three years – marriage, fatherhood, five mornings a week on radio 3UZ, two nights a week on The Don Lane Show, his own weekly show New Faces, TV commercials and was King of Melbourne’s annual Moomba festival – …

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May 19 2008

The NEW kid’s turning 20

Perth’s third commercial TV station NEW10 is 20 years old. The launch of the channel on Friday 20 May 1988 marked the end of a twenty-three year wait for Perth to follow its interstate counterparts in gaining a third commercial TV station, and the culmination of a lengthy battle which saw incumbent stations TVW7 and …

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May 18 2008

Newsflash: Number 96 DVD #2

Some great news has come via Ian McLean’s Have Phaser, Will Travel blog … Number 96 is coming back via a second DVD release! The first DVD release in 2006 featured the 1974 feature film of the infamous series, as well as the 1976 documentary They Said It Wouldn’t Last commemorating the show’s 1000th episode, …

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May 17 2008

1978: May 20-26

Cover: Leif Garrett Radio sparks network warTV Times reports that an unusual battle may soon emerge with the development of two dramas based around talk-back radio hosts. A pilot for Sydney-based The Oracle, starring John Gregg, is already in production for ABC. Meanwhile, a Melbourne-based production based on a talk-back radio star has been commissioned …

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May 11 2008

We’ll be right back…

Due to other commitments to my day job, there will be little – if any – updates made to this site until at least next weekend.  Depending on internet access, this may also delay any comments being approved until that time. Normal transmission will resume next weekend.

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May 10 2008

1978: May 13-19

The battle of Bacchus MarshThe producers of Nine‘s World War II drama The Sullivans have revealed one of the show’s most overworked ‘actors’ – an olive tree. The lone tree, located in Sunbury just outside of Melbourne, has been photographed from just about every angle to give a touch of the Mediterranean to location filming …

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May 07 2008

SBS – no longer ‘sex before bedtime’

  Australia’s second national broadcaster SBS has today unveiled its new brand and corporate identity – encompassing radio, television and online outlets.  The new logo comes after recent re-branding efforts this year by ABC and Nine. ‘Six billion stories and counting..’, the new tagline that accompanies the new logo, aims to affirm the SBS position …

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May 06 2008

1978: May 6-12

Cover story: Their real restless yearsTV Times spoke to some of the cast of the 0-10 Network soap The Restless Years to find out what their real-life restless years were like: Julieanne Newbould was a child performer, making her TV debut at the age of 12 on a TEN10 talent show and had also appeared …

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May 05 2008

TV Week Logie Awards 2008

Former Home And Away star Kate Ritchie has won her second Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. The actress, who has recently left the series after twenty years on-air, also won the award for Most Popular Actress. Full list of this year’s TV Week Logie winners, in order of presentation: Most Popular …

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