Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 31 2011

1991: February 2-8

Welcome to my nightmare! A Country Practice marks its 800th episode with a horrifying leap into the future.  In the episodes to screen next week, Lucy Tyler (Georgie Parker, pictured) experiences a nightmare triggered by the arrival of a film crew in Wandin Valley for production of a post-holocaust movie.  In the dream, Wandin Valley …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/1991-february-2-8.html

Jan 28 2011

1991: January 26-February 1

Cover: Nicole Kidman Here comes the bride… Many soaps have given their ratings a boost by holding a wedding.  The Nine Network’s new series Chances is starting with one!  The adults-only drama kicks off with a wedding between David Young (Rodney Bell) and Rebecca Taylor (Natalie McCurry).  “Chances has great possibilities,” Bell told TV Week.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/1991-january-26-february-1.html

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/ten-takes-on-the-news-giants.html

Jan 16 2011

1991: January 19-25

Alyce in Wunderland While most television presenters have been taking a summer break, Sale Of The Century hostess Alyce Platt (pictured) has been pursuing a music career.  She has completed two tours with her band Alyce In Wunderland and has taken up song writing.  And although Platt and host Tony Barber will be back soon …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/1991-january-19-25.html

Jan 15 2011

1991: January 12-18

Will love smile on Alyssa-Jane? 1991 could be a big year for E Street’s Alyssa-Jane Cook (pictured), both on and off screen.  Her character Lisa Bennett is enjoying a romance with Michael Sturgess (played by Graham Harvey) after a certain run of tragedy – she had been raped by her stepfather, saw her mother jailed, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/1991-january-12-18.html

Jan 10 2011

Eleven: 1 day to go

It’s almost here.  Network Ten’s digital channel Eleven makes its debut at 11.00am tomorrow, 11 January. The channel starts with a special daytime screening of its signature late night show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, from America’s CBS network – the network that Ten has partnered with in launching Eleven and from which …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/eleven-1-day-to-go.html

Jan 08 2011

1991: January 5-11

Baby tragedy for Bobby When Home And Away finished up at the end of 1990, pregnant Bobby Simpson (Nicolle Dickson, pictured) had collapsed in the diner.  This week, with the series returning for 1991, she is told that she has miscarried at 22 weeks.  “It’s very harrowing,” Dickson tells TV Week.  “Fisher (Norman Coburn) comes …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/1991-january-5-11.html

Jan 07 2011

Obituary: Geoff Raymond

Former Melbourne radio and television newsreader Geoff Raymond has died in England after a sudden illness. Raymond was a copy boy at The Herald newspaper before becoming a news presenter at Melbourne radio station 3DB in the 1940s.  After a stint working for the BBC, he came back to Melbourne to read news at 3DB’s …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/obituary-geoff-raymond.html

Jan 06 2011

TelevisionAU Update 7-Jan-2011

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #57: In 1981 former The Box actress Judy Nunn made a guest appearance in another Crawford Productions drama, Skyways.  Her guest role is as Bessie Langhurst, a World War II pilot who makes a mysterious re-appearance after going missing on a solo war flight in 1944, and looking exactly as she was when …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/televisionau-update-7-jan-2011.html

Jan 03 2011

40 years at Sesame Street

It is not often that this blog specifically highlights programs from overseas but there is one show that reaches a certain milestone on Australian television this week that it would be remiss not to acknowledge it. Sesame Street, a production of the New York-based Children’s Television Workshop (now the Sesame Workshop), made its US debut …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2011/01/40-years-at-sesame-street.html

Older posts «