Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

2011: We remember…

Geoff Raymond Sonia Humphrey Noel Stanaway James Elliott Bob Davis Bill Hunter Michele Fawdon Jon Blake Rex Mossop Godfrey Philipp Googie Withers Ray Taylor Reg Whiteman Paul Lockyer John Bean Gary Ticehurst Ian Carroll Sean Flannery Harold Hopkins David Fordham David Jull                   2010: We remember… 2009: …

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Dec 31 2011

Another year gone… already…?

It doesn’t seem that long since we welcomed 2011! Australian television reached a number of milestones this year: Ten years of digital TV; 40 years of Sesame Street on the ABC; Mal Walden celebrated 50 years in broadcasting and Tracy Grimshaw reached 30 years at Nine; Play School turned 45; Four Corners turned 50; TV …

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Dec 31 2011

Aggregation anniversaries: NNSW and VIC

It is twenty years since the final stages of the aggregation of regional markets were launched in the eastern states – finally bringing viewers in those areas the same amount of choice of commercial television as their capital city cousins. Following implementation in Southern NSW and Canberra (1989) and Regional Queensland (1990) came the aggregation …

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Dec 31 2011

Obituary: David Jull

A belated obituary for former Queensland MP and media identity David Jull, who died in September this year following a battle with cancer.  He was 66. Jull was a radio journalist and presenter in his early career, working at Brisbane radio stations 4BH and 4IP, before moving to television.  He was the first person to …

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Dec 30 2011

1991: December 28-January 3

The doctor’s lusty bedside manner! Viewers of The Flying Doctors may be shocked by a lusty bedroom scene coming up in a future episode between Dr Guy Reid (David Reyne) and Penny Wellings (Sophie Lee).  The “fling” is the result of Penny’s boyfriend Steve (Paul Kelman) getting a local schoolteacher pregnant.  Penny turns to Guy …

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Dec 29 2011

1991: December 21-27

Two secret showbiz weddings Secrecy was the key word surrounding two recent celebrity weddings.  Actor Cameron Daddo has married model Alison Brahe at the Garrison Church in Sydney’s historic Rocks area – while E Street star Marianne Howard married dancer Drew Anthony at the secluded Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Berrima, NSW.  Both weddings were …

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Dec 28 2011

The forecast is still fine for Ilona

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Ilona Komesaroff (pictured) was the face of the weeknight weather report on the then top-rating Seven National News at Melbourne’s HSV7.  After almost a decade presenting weather forecasts the former model with the exotic name – in an era before the days of multiculturalism on mainstream TV she …

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Dec 25 2011

Magazine covers from Christmases past

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and takes a trip down memory lane to some of the TV magazine covers that have marked this very special day… George Mallaby and Rowena Wallace (Cop Shop), pictured with Mallaby’s son Guy and co-star Greg Ross’ son, Simon.  TV Week, 1978 Humphrey B. Bear (Here’s Humphrey).  TV …

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Dec 23 2011

BCV: Television Centre of Victoria

Saturday, 23 December, 1961 – fifty years ago today – brought an early Christmas present to residents in the Goulburn Valley and central Victorian regions with the respective areas receiving their first TV stations. Just two weeks after the debut of GLV10 in Gippsland, BCV8 was opened in Bendigo and serving central and north west …

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Dec 19 2011

1991: December 14-20

The Great End of Year Exit! Home And Away and E Street have both been hit by a number of significant cast departures.  Network Ten’s E Street is going to lose original cast member Alyssa-Jane Cook and co-star Marianne Howard.  Their characters, Lisa and Alice, head to Queensland to visit Alice’s mother following of the …

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