March 2011 archive

Mar 31 2011

1991: March 23-29

Off to a flying start! ”The best in a decade!”  That’s how one high-ranked television executive – not connected to host broadcaster the Nine Network – described the 33rd annual TV Week Logie Awards.  And the night got off to a flying start, with host Daryl Somers making his spectacular entrance from high up in …

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Mar 24 2011

Ten moves George Negus to 6.30

Two months to the day since launching its radical news overhaul, Network Ten has today made some significant changes in response to poor ratings figures. The network knew from the January launch that the ratings would be a struggle but had perhaps not quite expected them to settle where they have.  In last night’s ratings, …

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Mar 23 2011

1991: March 16-22

Will Daryl grab the Gold again? The host of the 33rd annual TV Week Logie Awards, Daryl Somers, has never forgotten the night he won his first TV Week Gold Logie.  “It was in 1983.  After the show I went upstairs  at the hotel and had a few drinks  with Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton,” …

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Mar 19 2011

Prime7 signs off from Albury

It was an end of an era for local television in Albury on Friday night with the final news bulletin from the Prime7 studios in Union Road, Lavington. The newscast marked the end of over 46 years of production from what was initially AMV4 before it later became part of the Prime regional television network.  …

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Mar 17 2011

TV battle over Abigail

Australia’s first TV sex symbol Abigail (pictured) has unwittingly become fodder for  the ongoing battle between the 6.30pm ‘current affairs’ programs. On Wednesday night’s Today Tonight, Abigail and her husband, actor Adrian Wright were depicted as ‘squatters’ living in a church hall – the story featuring blurry hidden-camera-type images of the former sex symbol, who …

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Mar 15 2011

ACA remembers ACP

The Nine Network’s A Current Affair appears to have found a new goldmine for story ideas – revisiting some of Australia’s former TV favourites.  With last year’s lengthy interview with producer Reg Grundy and recent reunions and reminisces with the casts of Prisoner and Young Talent Time, the tabloid current affairs program last night (Monday) …

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Mar 08 2011

SC Ten goes local in Shepparton

Viewers in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley in north east Victoria will soon have a new prime-time program dedicated to covering the news and issues from within their local area. On 21 March, Southern Cross Ten launches Weeknights, a locally-based half-hour program of news, sport and weather with lifestyle segments covering topics like real estate, …

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Mar 06 2011

1991: March 2-8

‘Cut it out, Steve!’ As Tonight Live enters its second year, newsreader Jennifer Keyte has put her foot down and ordered some changes to the show’s news segment which she presents at the start of each program.  Gone is host Steve Vizard’s catchphrase “the newsreader with the mostest”, and also gone is Keyte’s walk to …

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Mar 06 2011

1991: February 23-March 1

‘I felt like I was being treated like a piece of meat’ Actress Tammy MacIntosh (pictured) has had a falling out with the producers of Nine’s soap opera Chances after tensions over a steamy scene.  When taping with co-star Jeremy Sims, she exaggerated the seduction scene during the first take.  Then, when it came to …

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