Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 26 2011

This Is Your Life gets a modern makeover

The Nine Network next week launches a modern reinvention of the classic This Is Your Life format. In the episode to screen Monday, host Eddie McGuire, assembled guests and an audience of over 600 at Melbourne’s Crown Casino celebrate the life of actress, producer and director Deborra-Lee Furness. Furness (pictured with newsreader Peter Hitchener in …

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Feb 23 2011

Ten axes CEO Grant Blackley

The board of Ten Network Holdings has today terminated the services of CEO Grant Blackley (pictured) only two months after he was promoted to the role as a sign of executive stability. Lachlan Murdoch, who bought into the company last year, now takes over as acting CEO while the board finds a permanent replacement. Ten …

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Feb 17 2011

Take 2 for Prisoner airdate

Late last year it was reported that pay-TV channel 111Hits was planning to start a late-night re-run of classic Aussie soap Prisoner from Australia Day this year. The channel seemingly had a change of heart, withdrawing the announcement soon after it was made, but have now set a new date and timeslot for screening the …

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Feb 13 2011

1991: February 9-15

‘It felt like a real wedding to me’ The upcoming wedding of Neighbours characters Paul Robinson and Christina Alessi (pictured) could well serve as a dress rehearsal for real-life couple Stefan Dennis and Gayle Blakeney.  “It’s a very beautiful wedding.  We were both very happy with the way it was done.  It was amazing how …

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Feb 08 2011

Obituary: Sonia Humphrey

Former journalist and television presenter Sonia Humphrey has died at the age of 63. A former dancer with the Australian Ballet Company, Humphrey later decided on a change of direction and completed a production course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).  Her fondness for history led to her joining an archaeological dig in …

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Feb 07 2011

ABC1 launches new look: Think

National broadcaster ABC has over the weekend launched a refreshed look for its flagship channel ABC1. It is the first major refresh for the channel since the ABC1 brand was first launched almost three years ago to the day. The new logo (pictured) coincides with new station identifications featuring thought bubbles and implore viewers to …

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Feb 06 2011

Gordon Street goes back to the future

Spicks And Specks host Adam Hills (pictured) launches his new talk show, Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight, this week on ABC1. The title of the program refers to the location of the Melbourne ABV2 studios, which were opened in May 1958 and have hosted many productions for the national broadcaster in the decades that …

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