July 2008 archive

Jul 28 2008

Mike Munro leaves Nine

A week is a long time in television, and Mike Munro has just announced his retirement after 30 years in television – most of those with the Nine Network. Beginning as a copy boy with The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers in 1971, Munro joined Sydney’s TEN10 Eyewitness News in 1978 but later went …

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Jul 27 2008

1978: July 29-August 4

Cover: Mike Walsh nominates his ten all-time favourite films. Among the list are The Sound Of Music, Cleopatra, Singin’ In The Rain, The Getting Of Wisdom and Gone With The Wind. Dramatic ABC switchABC has announced a dramatic change to its prime-time line-up with plans to schedule drama and comedy programs in the 7.30pm timeslot, …

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Jul 27 2008

Pantyhose Strangler strikes in September

Umbrella Entertainment’s second Number 96 DVD release, centred around the Pantyhose Stranger storyline, is set for September.  It is available to pre-order at online retailers such as Sanity, JB and Ezydvd as well as from Umbrella directly. Number 96: The Pantyhose Strangler features 32 episodes from the hit series, spanning a period from late 1974 …

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Jul 26 2008

Sunday, Nightline given the chop

The Nine Network has announced the axing of two of its long-running news and current affairs programs – Sunday and Nightline. The axing of Sunday perhaps came as no real surprise.  The program has been the subject of rumours for some time, particularly since the departure of host Jana Wendt and the show’s change in …

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Jul 22 2008

Happy Birthday, Bert!

There’s not many people that can claim to have been featured on This Is Your Life three times, but Bert Newton achieves that with this week’s tribute special to coincide with his 70th birthday – following from his first appearance in the 1970s version hosted by Roger Climpson, and his second which followed twenty years …

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Jul 19 2008

1978: July 22-28

Cover: Paul Michael Glasner (Starsky And Hutch) ‘Mystery’ men in pop song festivalAs TV Times went to press, the 0-10 Network was still to determine which songs or performers will appear on the seventh annual Australia Popular Song Festival which takes place at the end of the week. More than 2000 entries had been submitted …

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Jul 16 2008

From Big Brother to big bother

Newsflash for anyone living under a rock or on Mars for the last few days – the axe has fallen on Big Brother after eight years, over a hundred talent-starved celebrity wannabes, just about as many horrendous outfits worn by (the otherwise very able host) Gretel Killeen, and the ongoing scorn of the nation including …

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Jul 14 2008

Seven takes in more Practice

The Seven Network is adding to its line-up of mid-dawn drama repeats.  As well as the recent addition of Sons And Daughters, Seven has slotted in late-night repeats of its other ’80s series A Country Practice. ACP, which ran for over 1000 episodes, has had a few re-runs on Seven and pay-TV since its demise …

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Jul 13 2008

1978: July 15-21

Let ‘er RIP!After forty episodes over five years, Paul Hogan (pictured) has decided it was time to let his classic ocker ‘Hoges’ – his trademark football jersey, shorts and boots – lay to rest. Now, the emphasis on The Paul Hogan Show will be on the caricatures based on either real-life figures, such as Don …

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Jul 13 2008

TelevisionAU Update 13-Jul-08

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #46: Lots of smiles at the studios of Adelaide’s SAS10 on the occasion of the station’s first anniversary in 1966.  Pictured, left to right, are local presenters Roger Cardwell, Gail Spiro, Penny Ramsey, Bobo The Clown, Michelle Kenny and Paul Griffiths.  SAS10 launched on 26 July 1965, and within its first year had …

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