Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 30 2012

The Circle axed, but Breakfast stays

The Ten Network has this morning announced significant changes to its morning schedule in an attempt to save its struggling Breakfast program. The casualty is the mid-morning talk show The Circle, a program that consistently out-rates Breakfast and enjoys a strong connection with its audience via social media. The Circle will present its final episode …

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Jul 28 2012

Obituary: Darryl Cotton

Singer and former TV host Darryl Cotton has died in Melbourne at the age of 62 after a short battle with cancer. A founding member of ’60s pop group Zoot, in 1972 after the band broke up Cotton went on to the United Kingdom and the US before returning to Australia in the late 1970s. …

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Jul 24 2012

ACA visits Noeline and Laurie

To anyone who remembers Australian TV from the early ’90s the names ‘Noeline’ and ‘Laurie’ will be instantly recognisable — for they were the trailblazers for the program genre we now know as ‘reality TV’. Twenty years ago the nation was introduced to Sylvania Waters, featuring Noeline Baker, her partner Laurie Donaher, Noeline’s sons Paul …

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Jul 23 2012

1992: July 26-August 1

Cover: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away), Kieren Perkins Fighting words! Something of a rivalry has developed between fellow Nine personalities Clive Robertson and Ray Martin, following remarks that Robertson made on The World Tonight about his Midday counterpart.  Robertson’s comments were made in response to a letter asking him to open “a fete or something”.  “What …

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Jul 19 2012

Return To Eden: An ’80s saga coming back

The Nine Network may have taken the recent US revival of ’80s super soap Dallas (which is due to screen on Nine later this year) as the cue to lunge into its own remake of an ’80s soapie saga, the former Network Ten series Return To Eden. The re-telling of Return To Eden comes only a …

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Jul 16 2012

1992: July 19-25

All at sea… Will Chances‘ Alex Taylor’s (Jeremy Sims) surprise marriage at sea mean the end of his infamous bedroom liaisons?  According to Sims, definitely not.  And in true Chances style, the wedding between Alex and mute Imogen Lander (Ciri Thompson) is far from ordinary.  Alex, with the help of Cal Lawrence (Gerry Sont), kidnaps …

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Jul 16 2012

Nine starts 3D trial for Olympics

The Nine Network today (16 July) starts test transmissions in 3D in the lead-up to the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games. The network will be conducting the transmissions in Sydney (UHF Channel 35), Melbourne (UHF35), Brisbane (UHF31), Adelaide (UHF31), Perth (UHF38) and the Gold Coast (UHF50). Viewers with compatible tuners — and 3D glasses …

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Jul 14 2012

WIN News returns for the weekend

The Tasmanian branch of WIN Television tonight relaunches the weekend news bulletins that it axed over a year ago in favour of Nine News bulletins relayed from Melbourne. Jonathon Kendall, formerly a reporter for WIN in Victoria and with past experience at Network Ten and ABC Radio, has made the move to Hobart to front …

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Jul 13 2012

50 years in the Darling Downs

It is 50 years since television came to regional Queensland for the first time with the launch of DDQ10, based in Toowoomba and serving the Darling Downs region, on Friday, 13 July 1962.  DDQ10 was broadcast from a transmitter at Mount Mowbullan, approximately 100 kilometres north of Toowoomba. The channel expanded its audience in February …

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Jul 12 2012

1992: July 12-18

Emily’s secret London wedding While Emily Symons‘ Home And Away character Marilyn is getting engaged in episodes to air this month, Symons is in London planning her own wedding to fiance Nicholas Lipscombe.  The pair met in 1990 when Symons (pictured) was in the UK working in a pantomime.  “When I met him, I was …

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