Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 31 2011

Barbie Rogers in Friday flashback

The Seven Network’s The Morning Show last week featured former model and TV personality Barbie Rogers as a ‘Friday Flashback’. Rogers was a teenage model in the 1960s before becoming a national TV celebrity as hostess of Seven’s early 1970s quiz shows, Temptation and The Great Temptation, alongside host Tony Barber. Launched as a one-hour …

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Jul 27 2011

1991: July 27-August 2

Wheeling into the wedding The E Street wedding of Lisa Bennett (Alyssa-Jane Cook) and Michael Sturgess (Graham Harvey) takes a interesting twist when the bride arrives at the church… on a motorbike with former boyfriend Wheels (Marcus Graham, pictured with Cook).  Wheels’ return threatens to steal the limelight from Lisa and Michael’s big day, particularly …

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Jul 23 2011

Obituary: Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor, host of Australia’s first breakfast TV program, has died in Sydney at the age of 83. Born in Yorkshire, Taylor came to Australia in the early 1950s with his new Australian wife, Lesley.  With a media background that only entailed a few minor roles with Canadian broadcaster CBC, Taylor enrolled in an announcer’s …

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Jul 19 2011

Play Schooling for 45 years

Forty five years is probably a bit old to be playing horsey, reading storybooks or having fun with cardboard boxes and milk cartons – but ABC’s Play School is proud to be doing so as it reaches its 45th anniversary this week. The Australian series of Play School launched at 10.05am on Monday, 18 July …

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Jul 17 2011

1991: July 20-26

Fame takes its toll Some of TV’s most popular young stars are finding there is a downside to fame.  E Street’s Melissa Tkautz (pictured, top right), currently heading up the charts with her new single Read My Lips, says that while her showbiz career is a dream come true she admits to bursting into tears …

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Jul 17 2011

Obituary: Googie Withers

Actress Googie Withers has died in Sydney at the age of 94. Born in India to a British father and Dutch mother, she was christened Georgette Lizette but as a child didn’t like the name so she adopted the nickname Googie which became her name for life. She went on to become a star of …

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Jul 12 2011

Ten to tackle Today and Sunrise?

The Ten Network is reported to be looking at reworking its early morning timeslot with plans to launch a breakfast news program. Just a week ago the network announced it was cutting its workforce by around 100 while it continues to undertake a strategic review of its on-air offerings.  It has axed weekend stalwart Video …

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Jul 11 2011

1991: July 13-19

Hey, look who’s together now! Christopher Truswell, who is leaving his role as Nudge in Hey Dad!, has signed up for a guest appearance in Nine’s All Together Now, playing an admirer of Anna (Jane Hall).  The special appearance, scheduled to screen later this month, is currently a one-off but Truswell (pictured, top right with …

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Jul 07 2011

South West WA ready to go digital

Regional WA’s two commercial networks, GWN7 and WIN, have announced the date that their respective networks will be switching on digital transmission in Bunbury and the South West region of the state. The switch on, scheduled for 28 July, will not only see the launch of digital transmission of the primary channels GWN7 and WIN …

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