Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec 30 2009

2009: We remember…

… some of those that departed us this year:   Ernie Bourne    Brian Naylor     Reg Evans     Frank Gallacher  Peter Wherrett     John Sorell  Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell  Ray Barrett  Mike Leyland Gordon Boyd Don Lane

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Dec 30 2009

Going to party like it’s 1990…

Each week for the past two years we’ve been documenting the events of Australian TV during the corresponding week of thirty years ago – 1978 and 1979 – as reported in TV Times magazine. Now, sadly, we have to bring that sequence of posts to an end as we do not have a weekly archive …

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Dec 28 2009

1979: December 29-January 4

Cover: Paula Duncan, John Orcsik, Joanna Lockwood, Peter Adams (Cop Shop) TV in the ‘70s As the 1970s come to a close, TV Times takes a look back at some of the names, programs and events that helped shape the decade that was. 1970: The Long Arm, axed after a short run on the 0-10 …

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Dec 27 2009

Remembering the Noughties

At this time of year, and this time of decade, comes the inevitable “lists” of some of the highlights, and possible lowlights, of the year or decade coming to a close. So who are we to be any different?  Time to look at some of the events, programs and people that have stood out for …

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Dec 21 2009

7TWO comes to Prime

Christmas is coming a few days early for viewers of Prime Television with the announcement that the regional network will be carrying the Seven Network’s digital channel, 7TWO, from Wednesday 23 December. 7TWO will commence service on Prime’s digital transmission, covering Regional NSW, Regional Victoria, Canberra and the Gold Coast, at 9.00am on Wednesday on …

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Dec 20 2009

1979: December 22-28

Cover (clockwise from bottom right): Peter Lochran (The Young Doctors), Marcia Hines, Mike Walsh, Susan Hannaford (The Sullivans), John Orcsik (Cop Shop), June Salter (The Restless Years) Belinda buries her sexy past Belinda Giblin doesn’t want to be known as “that sexy secretary from The Box.”  She’d much rather be known as an actress who …

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Dec 19 2009

1979: December 15-21

Cover: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek) Countdown to the ‘80s Countdown’s Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and producer Ted Emery have travelled the world to compile a 90-minute special edition of the show to signal the end of the 1970s.  The pair interviewed more than 100 pop stars across Australia, the US, UK and Europe for …

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Dec 12 2009

Leaving the neighbourhood

Neighbours: The Perfect Blend, the fan website dedicated to Neighbours, has announced that it is coming to a close early next year after seven years covering the series. In a statement published on their website: “It’s with sadness that we announce that Neighbours: The Perfect Blend will be coming to an end next year after …

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Dec 05 2009

1979: December 8-14

Sergeant O’Reilly’s ball and chain! A happy occasion on Seven’s Cop Shop with the wedding of Senior Sergeant Eric O’Reilly (Terry Norris) and Lorna Close (Moya O’Sullivan).  The wedding, held in an outdoor setting, will go to air this week in Melbourne and Brisbane and later in Sydney. Arcade builds into a blockbuster Production on …

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