August 2009 archive

Aug 30 2009

1979: September 1-7

Emergency Edition: “Due to a fire at TV Times’ printers, this issue of the magazine has required a change to its usual format.  All regular features have been maintained as well as our complete program coverage.  We apologise for any inconvenience to your usual reading habits and assure you that normal service will be resumed …

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Aug 26 2009

TelevisionAU Update 26-Aug-09

www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #51: No sooner had the Nine Network issued its glossy new PR photo of the 60 Minutes reporting team for 1993 that it was quickly out of date with the announcement that Jennifer Byrne (pictured) was leaving the program to take on a new job as morning presenter at ABC radio station 2BL …

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Aug 23 2009

1979: August 25-31

Detective Donovan gets back on the beat Four years after leaving cop show Division 4, Terry Donovan makes his debut in Cop Shop, taking over the role of officer-in-charge of Riverside police station from George Mallaby.  But, as writer Marie Trevor adds, there are surprises in store for the team at Riverside: “When Terry’s cop …

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Aug 16 2009

1979: August 18-24

Young Doctor in love Dr Peter Holland (Peter Lochran, pictured) has often been seen as the heartless playboy out for a good time in The Young Doctors.  But the arrival of Maria Pazios (Sigrid Thornton) is set to change all that.  It is love at first sight for the pair but it is set to …

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Aug 13 2009

50 years of Queensland TV

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Queensland’s first TV station – QTQ9. QTQ9 was opened on Saturday 16 August 1959 and this weekend the channel presents a one-hour special 50 Years Of Television. The program will feature some of the landmark moments of QTQ9 including appearances by two of the channel’s …

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Aug 09 2009

YouTube: The Two-Way Mirror

Reg Watson of the Reg Grundy Organisation was responsible for penning the scripts for some of the most popular and successful soaps on Australian TV – The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Sons And Daughters, Neighbours, to name a few – but here is one that he was perhaps less likely to add to his CV and, …

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Aug 09 2009

Get ready to GO!

Tonight the Nine Network launches its long-awaited new digital channel GO! GO! kicks off at 6.30pm with Wipeout followed by two hours of The Big Bang Theory and the new series Aliens In America. GO! is available on digital channel 99 in Nine Network cities and on digital channel 88 in regional areas currently receiving …

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Aug 08 2009

1979: August 11-17

Cover: Jamie Gleeson, Peter Mochrie, Lenore Smith (The Restless Years) La Stupenda on the move This week’s ABC special Joan Sutherland: A Life On The Move is the culmination of 13 months of production.  The 80-minute documentary is a rare glimpse into the private life of opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland who, with husband Richard …

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Aug 02 2009

1979: August 4-10

The Sullivans’ war secrets Jovan, the Yugoslav name for John, is the name of the telemovie telling the story of the missing years of John Sullivan (Andrew McFarlane, pictured), the eldest son of The Sullivans.  McFarlane returned to reprise the role, describing it as “the most satisfying and stimulating role of my career.”  Jovan also …

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Aug 02 2009

1979: July 28-August 3

Cover: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett (The Two Ronnies)  For the love of Mike For a group of 50 housewives, the daily chores will have to wait another day as they head into TCN9’s studios to be in the audience for The Mike Walsh Show.  The group, organised by a Padstow primary school as a fund-raiser, …

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