2 November 2009 archive

Nov 02 2009

The race that stopped the station

Viewers will tomorrow (Tuesday) take for granted that many major sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup, will be televised in some form. However, this wasn’t always the case.  Even though television flickered on for the first time in Australia in 1956, it would be another 22 years before Melbourne television viewers could see live-to-air …

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Nov 02 2009

Back to the first day at Summer Bay

The Seven Network’s new digital channel 7TWO has a couple of Aussie soap classics from the archives. Starting tomorrow morning (Tuesday 3 November) at 9.30am, 7TWO presents the two-hour pilot of Home And Away. Produced during 1987, the pilot provides the background on foster family the Fletchers, their move from the city to the coastal …

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Nov 02 2009

Young Talent Time headed for return?

The wave of nostalgia triggered by the recent return of Hey Hey It’s Saturday and the passing of Don Lane has sparked talk of the return of a family TV favourite. Johnny Young, the host and producer of Young Talent Time and now back in his former home town of Perth as a breakfast announcer …

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