Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31 2010

Movember month is here…

Movember is a month-long charity event that started in Australia and has since spread worldwide. For the month of November men are being asked to grow a moustache and gain sponsors to raise funds and awareness for men’s health initiatives – such as those targeting prostate cancer and male depression. So please either grow a …

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Oct 31 2010

Rob Kelvin calls it a day

Adelaide newsreader Rob Kelvin has announced that he will be retiring from the Nine News desk at the end of the year. His retirement comes after taking several months’ leave this year – “a fair sort of dress rehearsal for retirement,” he told AdelaideNow. Kelvin had worked in radio in the 1970s, including radio station …

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Oct 31 2010

1990: November 3-9

The year of living famously! Former The Flying Doctors star Rebecca Gibney (pictured) reflects on a hectic year since leaving the popular Nine Network drama.  She starred earlier this year in the ABC mini-series Come In Spinner – a role which won her an AFI award recently – and has recently appeared in Nine’s mini-series …

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Oct 30 2010

1990: October 27-November 2

‘I cried and cried…’ The Flying Doctors’ Tammy McIntosh (pictured) fights back tears as she talks to TV Week about the episode of the Nine Network drama to go to air this week.  In this episode, Sister Annie Rogers (McIntosh) befriends abandoned 14-year-old Alex (Brendan Peel).  She helps him find his grandmother, who dies days …

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Oct 28 2010

Rex Heading

Rex Heading, the man who created Humphrey B. Bear in the 1960s, has died from cancer at the age of 81. Heading was working at Adelaide radio station 5KA when he became one of the first staff appointed by the city’s first television station, NWS9 – Rupert Murdoch’s first television station – when it was …

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Oct 26 2010

Kerry Armstrong on Talking Heads

Coming up next month in ABC’s weekly interview series Talking Heads, host Peter Thompson talks to one of Australia’s most well known actresses, Kerry Armstrong. Armstrong was still a schoolgirl when she got her first break in TV in an ABC series, Marion, in 1974, followed by a stint as a weather presenter for GTV9, …

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Oct 25 2010

1990: October 20-26

Cover: Alyce Platt (Sale Of The Century) Mann gets pregnantIn the wake of the axing of Seven’s police drama Skirts, actress Tracy Mann has bounced back with a role in an upcoming telemovie. In How Wonderful, Mann plays Kerry Shanahan, a career woman about to be a mother. “It was one of those rare jobs …

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Oct 21 2010

Will Ten’s axe swing again?

It is almost twenty years ago – 26 November 1990 – since the Ten Network made headlines (pictured) as new chief executive Gary Rice announced some dramatic cost-cutting measures to save the ailing network. Mr Rice, a former Nine Network executive called in to rescue Ten from a lengthy period of poor ratings and financial …

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Oct 18 2010

Digital channel update: SA, Broken Hill, Darwin

Some developments today in the rollout of digital television services in some of the smaller markets. Darwin’s Nine Network station, NTD,  has today officially switched on local relays of digital channels GO! and GEM – hence completing the rollout of both channels to all capital cities either via Nine or WIN.  The new channels can …

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