Monthly Archive: August 2008

Aug 30 2008

1978: September 2-8

Inside The Restless YearsEvery Wednesday morning, Reg Watson from the Reg Grundy Organisation and Dennis Spencer from the 0-10 Network sit down to watch the latest episodes of The Restless Years and give their post-mortem on the show – keeping a close eye on all aspects of the show including actors’ performances, technical quality, sets …

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Aug 28 2008

Mark Priestley

Actor Mark Priestley, from long-running series All Saints, has been found dead in Sydney. The 32-year-old Perth-born actor is believed to have suffered from depression and may have taken his own life. Graduating from NIDA in 1999, Priestley worked in the theatre with the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Sydney Theatre Company, before guest roles …

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Aug 24 2008

1978: August 26-September 1

Megan Williams’ views on marriageThe Sullivans actress Megan Williams (pictured, with co-star John Walton) has good and bad news for Australian men. The good news: she is a romantic. The bad news: she is in no hurry to marry or settle down. The 21-year-old who shot to national fame in the teenage soap Class Of …

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Aug 19 2008

Alan Dale attacked by zombies!

Is there no stopping Alan Dale?  For twenty years he was the stalwart of Aussie soaps with long-running roles in The Young Doctors and Neighbours (as Jim Robinson, pictured).  Then he went overseas and has continued to pop up on our screens ever since – 24, The OC, Lost, The West Wing, Ugly Betty and …

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Aug 18 2008

1978: August 19-25

Gil is an actor by accidentIn the Seven Network‘s police drama Cop Shop, Gil Tucker (pictured, with co-star Paula Duncan) has taken on one of TV’s biggest challenges – character comedy – but the thirty-year-old admits that he only got into acting by accident. It was only after a near-fatal fall from a sportscar that …

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Aug 17 2008

Where’s the royalties, Skip?

Yesterday’s newspapers reported that veteran actor Tony Bonner has lodged a claim with the NSW Supreme Court seeking residuals from forty years of syndication and merchandising of the classic children’s TV series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. Bonner (pictured, in 1968), who played helicopter pilot Jerry King in the show’s first series – it went for …

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Aug 17 2008

YouTube: TVTV, Gretel and Logies

An interesting find on YouTube this week with two clips from an ABC series of the 1990s – TVTV. TVTV, initially hosted by Simon Townsend but later replaced by Mark Mitchell and Tiffany Lamb when production moved to Melbourne, ran from April 1993 to June 1995 and was a nightly review of all things TV …

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Aug 12 2008

1978: August 12-18

Diana: The inventors’ dynamoA Sydney radio presenter famously dubbed her “Bubbles”, and for Diana Fisher of ABC‘s The Inventors, the nickname rings true – particularly given her belief in the restorative powers of champagne to cure anything from jet lag to a broken heart. But don’t be fooled by her effusive and happy manner, her …

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Aug 10 2008

TV and the Olympic Games

The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad have kicked off in Beijing in an opening ceremony exhibiting Chinese history and culture in a show of technical marvel and precision. Now, for the next two weeks, Australian viewers will be served by wall-to-wall coverage across two networks, Seven and SBS, both promising around fourteen hours a day …

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Aug 06 2008

Access denied?

A month ago it seemed that there could be a future for ailing community TV channel Access 31, but today the station is now no more. Station chief Andrew Brine had resigned from the station earlier this week but as recently as yesterday was quoted in the press saying that he felt the station still …

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