September 2008 archive

Sep 30 2008

ABC2’s dawn of a new era

When it comes to news and breakfast TV,  the commercial networks have almost had a monopoly on it – with various versions of Today and Sunrise, and not forgetting Ten‘s 6am news and the old Good Morning Australia – but from November not only will our ABC be delving into this arena, it will be …

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Sep 29 2008

1978: September 30-October 6

Happy the War bride When Alice Morgan and Michael Watkins (Megan Williams and John Walton, pictured) walk down the aisle together on The Sullivans, the bride’s dress will bring back happy memories for one viewer, Mrs Emmett of Victoria, who wore the same dress on her own wedding day in 1943 and offered it to …

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Sep 28 2008

TelevisionAU Update 28-Sep-08

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #47: TV’s most famous family, the Newtons, could never be accused of being camera-shy – but it was not often that they all appeared in the same series. In 1988, 11-year-old Matthew Newton (pictured) had the role of Freddo in the children’s comedy Sugar And Spice – and making a guest appearance in …

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Sep 24 2008

Peter Leonard

Former WIN Television newsreader Peter Leonard has died after a battle with mesothelioma.  He was 66. A resident of Canberra for more than fifty years, Leonard began his career at radio station 2CA in 1962, and stayed for nearly ten years.  He then served as a news presenter for local ABC radio and television for …

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Sep 21 2008

1978: September 23-29

Cover: Michael Landon (Little House On The Prairie) The Sammys are coming! The third annual Sammy Awards promise to be the most exciting yet, with a stunning line-up of stars, programs and movies all vying for honours among 39 categories. This year will also mark the inauguration of the Chips Rafferty Memorial Award. The Sammy …

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Sep 19 2008

Malcolm Searle

Former TV quiz show host and radio presenter Malcolm Searle passed away earlier this week at the age of 77. Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on …

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Sep 17 2008

Ernie Sigley preparing to sign-off

Ernie Sigley, the “little Aussie battler” with over fifty years in radio and television, has announced his resignation from his long-standing role as afternoon host on Melbourne radio station 3AW, signaling a move into semi-retirement.Beginning at radio station 3DB as a turntable operator in 1952, Sigley went on to become a disc jockey for the …

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Sep 15 2008

“Good evening, and welcome to television…”

16 September 1956, fifty-two years ago, and Bruce Gyngell greets Sydney on a night that made history: Television was now here, finally. Australians had to wait twenty years for TV to finally come to fruition after numerous experimental broadcasts and demonstrations, a number of royal commissions and lots of politics. But when we watch that …

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Sep 15 2008

1978: September 16-22

Why Lynda said no to nude stardom Lynda Stoner, nurse Kim Barrington in The Young Doctors, has just started a drama course.  “I want to be a good actress,” she told TV Times.  The former Adelaide receptionist became a star after winning the Miss TV Times contest in 1976 – part of her prize being …

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Sep 11 2008

20 To 01 sparks search surge!

On Tuesday night, the Nine Network aired an episode of its retrospective series 20 To 01, with the topic being “20 Greatest TV Moments” – counting down the 20 (apparently) landmark moments in Australian TV. Now I wasn’t going to actually mention the program on this blog, as at least two other blogs already had …

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