Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 29 2009

Mother And Son gets a re-run

Seven’s digital channel 7TWO delivers an Australian comedy classic, Mother And Son, from tomorrow night (Monday). The popular series stars Ruth Cracknell as Maggie Beare and Garry McDonald as her long-suffering son, Arthur.  Arthur is in his 40s and, after the collapse of his marriage, he moves back home to take care of his aging …

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Nov 29 2009

1979: December 1-7

Two Restless Years old It is two years ago since newspaper ads appeared about a new series from the 0-10 Network, The Restless Years: “an action-packed story of what happens to today’s school leavers when they go out in the world to try and get jobs.”  TEN10 general manager Ian Kennon described it as “a …

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Nov 29 2009

Seven wins ‘09

No real surprises here.  The Seven Network has claimed victory for the 2009 season, based on the 40 weeks of prime-time (6.00pm-12.00am) ratings competition. It is Seven’s third consecutive year at the top – this year managing an audience share of 28.8%, followed by Nine (26.8%), Ten (22.2%), ABC (16.4%) and SBS (5.9%).  Taking the …

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Nov 27 2009

Ian Ross signs off for the last time

Sydney newsreader Ian Ross has tonight presented his last news bulletin, ending a career spanning over 50 years. Starting his career in radio at Sydney stations 2GB, 2SM and regional station 2MW, Ross made the move to television, to Sydney’s TCN9, in 1965.  He then went to the United Kingdom for two years at news …

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Nov 23 2009

TelevisionAU Update 23-Nov-09

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #52 Looking a lot different to his former persona of the dapper tonight show host is Stuart Wagstaff, pictured here with June Salter as guest stars in The Godfathers – a popular family comedy-drama for the Nine Network in the early 1970s.  Wagstaff had come from hosting the recently-cancelled In Melbourne Tonight and …

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Nov 21 2009

Analogue shutdown starts in 220 days

MySpace-Countdowns The countdown is now officially on. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has set a date for the first shutdown of analogue TV services. Mildura, in Victoria’s North West, will be the first region in Australia to lose analogue television when its switch-off occurs on 30 June 2010. …

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Nov 21 2009

1979: November 24-30

Sisters: For better and worse! Although Rebecca Gilling and Diana McLean (pictured, with co-star Peter Lochran) are only sisters on-screen, as Nurse Liz Kennedy and Sister Vivienne Jeffries in The Young Doctors, their friendship off-screen has similar characteristics.  “On camera, I have a similar relationship with Diana as with my own sister Tracy, in that …

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Nov 21 2009

Today is World Television Day

The United Nations says so: In 1996, the General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day, commemorating the date on which, in 1996, the first World Television Forum was held at the United Nations.  States were invited to observe the Day by encouraging global exchanges of television programmes focusing on issues such as peace, …

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Nov 19 2009

1979: November 17-23

Mum’s the word for Skyways’ Kelly Joanne Samuel caused a stir when, unmarried, she was written out of the ABC series Certain Women to have a baby.  These days, even with movie roles in Mad Max and Alison’s Birthday and an ongoing role in the Seven Network’s Skyways, Samuel never regrets being a single parent …

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Nov 16 2009

1979: November 10-16

ABC’s biggest golf coverage Players from five continents – Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – will compete in this year’s Dunhill Australian Open, to be telecast on ABC this week in its largest golf coverage ever undertaken.  More than $8 million of outside broadcast equipment will be used at Melbourne’s Metropolitan Course.  ABC’s …

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