May 2012 archive

May 31 2012

Sydney exhibition showcases Rage

The commemorate this year’s 25th anniversary of ABC1’s Rage, Sydney’s Carriageworks will be hosting an exhibition as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. The exhibition will consist of 100 television sets each screening a playlist of 750 of the best video clips from the Rage archive – a total of around 50 hours of material …

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May 29 2012

1992: May 24-30

Cover: Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) Living in the SeventiesDespite the Seventies being the era of ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’, All Together Now star Jon English confesses that he can look back on that era without too much embarrassment, insisting that he never played up to the image of a high-profile actor-singer during that …

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May 25 2012

Ten says Newsnight is old news

Only a few days ago Network Ten had all guns blazing about a new-format late night news program to be hosted by journalist Hamish Macdonald (pictured). The program was to be called Ten Newsnight and debut on Monday, 4 June at 10.30pm. Now it seems that while the bulletin is still going ahead, the name …

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May 23 2012

50 years of TNT9 Launceston

Another half-century celebration for regional television this week with Launceston-based TNT9 having commenced official transmission on Saturday, 26 May 1962 for viewers across north and north-western Tasmania.  It was Tasmania’s second commercial television station, two years after TVT6 launched in Hobart. The licence to operate the new channel was granted in 1960 to Northern Television …

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May 21 2012

Ten launches into Newsnight

The Ten Network has announced plans to re-enter the late news arena with the launch of a new program to be hosted by journalist Hamish Macdonald. Ten Newsnight, according to News Director Anthony Flannery, will not be “a traditional news bulletin”: “It will cover the staples of news bulletins, such as headlines of the day, …

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May 16 2012

1992: May 17-23

Wandin Valley’s new breed takes over!The arrival of new cast members Gavin Harrison and Kym Wilson (both pictured) in A Country Practice signals a new era for the series which has in the last few months lost many of its established and popular cast – including Syd Heylen, Gordon Piper, Georgie Parker, John Tarrant, Matt …

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May 10 2012

1992: May 10-16

‘I want to go home!’Neighbours star Melissa Bell has said there was one simple reason for her controversial move from Melbourne to Network Ten’s other soap E Street, which is based in Sydney.  “The main reason I am going home is to be close to my family,” she told TV Week.  “I’ve missed them so …

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May 09 2012

1992: May 3-9

Rebecca does a double take! Being an aunt several times over – with 14 nieces and nephews – All Together Now star Rebecca Gibney (pictured) is no stranger to crying babies, which makes her well equipped for this week’s storyline which sees her character Tracy offering to babysit a pair of five-month-old twins.  But Gibney, …

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May 09 2012

SBS scores jackpot in federal budget

SBS might not have had a ticket in last night’s OzLotto $70 million jackpot but it has won an even greater prize… more than $158 million over the next five years, as announced in the Federal Budget. The funding boost is in contrast to the 2009 round of triennial funding which saw SBS denied funds …

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