March 2013 archive

Return To Eden reboot dumped

The Nine Network has dumped plans to remake the 1980s drama Return To Eden. The series, first announced back in July, was to be produced for Nine by McElroy All Media, led by Hal and Di McElroy, producers of the original. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that it was budget restraints, not creative differences, that …

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1993: March 14-20

The serious side of “Foxy” Roxy Home And Away newcomer Lisa Lackey (pictured with co-star John Adam) dismisses suggestions that her career rise has come by pure luck.  “It’s nothing to do with luck,” she told TV Week.  “It’s to do with being there and networking.  It’s to do with listening.  You set goals and whatever …

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1993: March 7-13

Newlywed at last Actress Annie Jones is finally going to be a TV bride as her Newlyweds character Allie Carter marries Peter Roberts (Christopher Gabardi).  Starring in Neighbours for three years, Jones was engaged on screen twice but in both instances the wedding never happened.  In the mini-series Jackaroo, her character was engaged to Jack …

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Obituary: Paul Griffin

Former Brisbane television presenter Paul Griffin has died at the age of 64 65.  He had suffered a heart failure. Griffin’s career dated back to the 1960s, working at regional radio station 4ZR in Roma before moving to 4KQ in Brisbane.  In 1973 he made the shift to television and during the 1970s and 1980s …

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POLL: The Best Of….

Everybody loves a web poll… so why not do one here? I’d like to start off with finding out the Best Of… The Eighties.  The decade where the hair was big and the shoulder pads were even bigger — and that’s just on the guys. In TV terms there was a lot happening during the …

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‘Ramsay Street’ house sold for $867,000

This modest-looking house in suburban Vermont South, Melbourne, sold at auction earlier today (Saturday) for $867,000. The sale may have been somewhat helped along by the mere fact that it is in Australia’s most famous street — Ramsay Street, the setting for Neighbours. The Herald Sun reports that the property at 3 Pin Oak Court was …

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Obituary: Peter Harvey

Peter Harvey, veteran journalist at the Nine Network for almost 40 years, has died at the age of 68 from cancer.  His family were by his bedside. His career started at The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, winning a Walkley Award in 1964.  He went on to work for Newsweek magazine, covering significant stories including the …

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New laws could trigger media storm

Proposed changes to media ownership laws could spark a flurry of industry mergers, acquisitions and sell-offs not seen in a generation. If the Government approves media reforms as part of its media convergence review it may allow networks the capacity to increase their share of the national audience. At the moment commercial network owners are …

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Adam Boland moves to Ten

Former Seven Network producer Adam Boland has ended months, if not years, of industry speculation by joining the Ten Network as its new Director of Morning Television. He starts at the network on 18 March, reporting to news director Anthony Flannery.  It happens to be the same date that incoming CEO Hamish McLennan takes on …

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