April 2012 archive

Apr 30 2012

1992: April 19-25

Cover: Nicolle Dickson (Home And Away) and husband James Bell. Packing a punch!SBS has assembled some of Australia’s top writing, directing and acting talent for its upcoming drama series Six Pack.  The series of six self-contained stories is the first local drama production to come from the network since the 1987 mini-series Always Afternoon.  Included …

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Apr 27 2012

Ballarat television turns 50

It was at 7.00pm on Friday, 27 April 1962 that Ballarat’s first television station – BTV6 – made its first official broadcast. The channel was the fourth regional station to launch in Victoria and marked the completion of the first stage of the roll-out of commercial television in regional Victoria.  (The second stage, started in …

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Apr 25 2012

Cable signalled a new era in television

It was fifty years ago this month that saw the completion of the installation of the coaxial cable between Sydney and Melbourne, via Canberra. The cable was a major milestone in Australia’s developing communications infrastructure.  It was five years in the making and cost £5 million to complete.  Its prime purpose was to boost the …

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Apr 16 2012

The 54th TV Week Logie Awards

Comedian Hamish Blake (pictured) was last night (Sunday) awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 54th annual TV Week Logie Awards. There was also celebration for Blake and his comedy cohort Andy Lee with their program Hamish And Andy’s Gap Year also winning a Logie for Most Popular Light …

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Apr 15 2012

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Midday host Ray Martin was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 29th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt on Collins Hotel on Friday, 3 April 1987. The Gold Logie comes two years after Martin made the risky decision to move away from top-rating current affairs …

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Apr 15 2012

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Tommy Hanlon Jnr (pictured, right), the American-born host of the daytime game show It Could Be You, and entertainer Lorrae Desmond were the winners of the Gold Logies at the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel on Saturday, 31 March 1962. It was the first time that the Gold Logie …

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Apr 14 2012

Maintaining the Rage for 25 years

Next week it will be quarter of a century since ABC launched its first venture into all-night transmission with the debut of music video program Rage. Debuting on Friday night, 17 April 1987, Rage was part of the generational change in the programming of popular music on television.  Studio-based programs like Countdown and Sounds were …

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Apr 13 2012

How much is that Logie up the Gumtree?

It was only a couple of months ago that a Gold Logie was open for bids on Ebay… before the item was removed from sale and the Award organisers, TV Week, considered legal action. Now, with the presentation of the 54th annual TV Week Logie Awards just around the corner, the item (pictured) has resurfaced …

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Apr 11 2012

1992: April 12-18

Hello, baby… and goodbye to Wandin Valley!The birth of James Gardner Tyler in A Country Practice will mark the end of an era as his parents Matt (John Tarrant) and Lucy (Georgie Parker, pictured) depart Wandin Valley with their newborn to start a new life in Vietnam.  For Parker, there are no regrets about moving …

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