Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 27 2009

More news is good news?

Network Ten have, for many years, stretched the boundaries of news presentation in this country.  They were the first network with a one-hour evening news in the ‘70s.  They adopted the American style of heavily-populated news desks and casual interaction between presenters.  They tried, albeit briefly, to have a three-newsreader format in Sydney and Melbourne.  …

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Apr 25 2009

1979: April 28-May 4

Hogan’s Heroines Delvene Delaney’s absence from The Paul Hogan Show this year has led to a lucky break for two female beauties from vastly different backgrounds.  Karen Pini, from Western Australia, rose to fame as a runner-up in the Miss World contest of 1976 and later appeared as a nude centrefold in the first edition …

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Apr 22 2009

One, Two, Three for ABC

Twelve months on, last year’s 2020 Summit has bore little fruit although the Government has made two decisions based on the discussions conducted over the two-day event. One of those decisions is to approve funding for ABC to establish a television channel specifically for children. The new channel, tentatively ABC3, will include a mix of …

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Apr 20 2009

Bill Collins joins Logies’ Hall of Fame

TV Week has announced Bill Collins as the 26th inductee into the TV Week Logies Awards’ Hall of Fame. For over forty years, Collins has shared his passion for movies with many thousands of magazine readers and TV viewers.  Formerly a lecturer at the Sydney Teachers’ College, Collins began presenting movie reviews on ABC’s afternoon …

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Apr 18 2009

1979: April 21-27

Busted!  Linda Stoner’s day in a real cop shop Cop Shop newcomer Lynda Stoner (pictured, with co-star Gil Tucker) spent a day at Melbourne’s Russell Street police station to get some practical advice on the type of police work the actress may be expected to emulate in the popular Seven Network series.  The former Miss …

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Apr 13 2009

John Sorell

Former National Nine News chief John Sorell has died at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital. The 72-year-old had suffered a heart attack on Friday. A dual Walkley Award winner with a long history as a print journalist – working at newspapers including The Mercury, The Age, The Herald and Sunday Observer – Sorell went on to lead …

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Apr 11 2009

Celebrating 50 years of WA TV

When television began in Australia it inevitably started up first in Sydney and Melbourne in 1956.  The following year it was announced that TV services would be extended to the other capital cities of Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart.  By the end of 1959, Brisbane would have three channels, Adelaide would have two, and Perth …

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Apr 10 2009

1979: April 14-20

Handling success like a Sullivan TV Times talked to The Sullivans stars Richard Morgan and Jamie Higgins (pictured, with co-star Paul Cronin) about their roles and success in one of Australia’s most popular TV dramas.  “I’m amazed at how many people cannot tell me from my character.  So many of them want to talk to …

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Apr 10 2009

TelevisionAU Update 10-Apr-09

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK PICTURE #50: The Nine Network‘s long-running quiz show Sale Of The Century was dropped a bombshell early in 1991 when hosts Tony Barber and Alyce Platt both decided to leave the program.  Barber had hosted the program since its inception in 1980, and Platt had been with the show since 1986.  Producers took …

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Apr 05 2009

1979: April 7-13

The Prisoner Files So who’s who on both sides of the bars at Wentworth Detention Centre?  TV Times presents a special guide to the prisoners and officers in the new 0-10 Network series. Karen Travers (Peita Toppano): Deeply religious, Travers is convicted for the murder of her brutal husband.  Sentenced to life behind bars.  Peita …

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