Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 28 2013

World Expo 88 — 25 years on

It was 25 years ago that Brisbane was on show to the world when it hosted World Expo 88.  It was the first time in a century that the world’s fair had been hosted in Australia — the last time was in Melbourne in 1880. The 1988 world’s fair was hosted at Brisbane’s South Bank …

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Apr 27 2013

1993: April 18-24

Home or Away? Former Home And Away star Rebekah Elmaloglou (pictured) now appears unlikely to settle in the UK after a recent stint on the pantomime circuit.  “I got very homesick,” she said.  “I prefer living in Australia.”  The young star is looking at acting opportunities in Australia but is not keen to rush back …

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Apr 26 2013

Special: Australian TV History Timeline Pt 2

SPECIAL: Today after 45 years Days Of Our Lives departs Australian television as the longest running continuous drama on our screens. To mark the occasion Television.AU joins with TV Tonight in this special joint post, to recognise enduring television programs that have survived the volatile world of television (excluding News / Sport). DK:  David Knox, tvtonight.com.au AB:  Andrew Bayley, televisionau.com Special: …

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Apr 26 2013

Obituary: Johnny Lockwood

Johnny Lockwood, the actor best known for his role of Hungarian shop owner Aldo Godolfus in ’70s soap opera Number 96, has died peacefully at the age of 92. Growing up in London, and orphaned at the age of 11, he was a child performer, joining the dancing troupe Twelve Dancing Kiddies at age 14. …

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Apr 25 2013

When the King came back to the castle

“The King wants his crown back” screamed the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s The Guide on 28 March 1988 (pictured), as Graham Kennedy prepared to make his return to the Nine Network thirteen years after they had formally parted company.  Nine was welcoming their golden boy back with open arms, and a generous …

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Apr 23 2013

Nancy Cato sounds off at supermarket

To any child of the ’60s and early ’70s the name Nancy Cato (pictured) will invoke memories of classic Australian children’s TV. An aspiring actress from Swan Hill, Cato came to fame as the host of children’s program GMV Juniors from GMV6, Shepparton, in the early ’60s. She became a national TV identity in 1964 as …

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Apr 16 2013

Perth says farewell to analogue

The national shutdown of the analogue signal reaches its next stop — Perth — today (Tuesday). The switch off affects local transmissions for ABC1, Seven (TVW), Nine (STW), Ten (NEW) and SBS1. With a market population of 1,926,000 (source: OzTAM), Perth is the largest capital city to date to lose analogue television. In the latest …

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Apr 16 2013

Nine’s Days are numbered

For 45 years it’s been a staple of Nine‘s afternoon schedule, but in less than two weeks Days Of Our Lives will be no more as far as Nine is concerned. The NBC network soapie has been in production since 1965 and aired in Australia since 1968.  For decades Days Of Our Lives has been …

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Apr 14 2013

1993: April 11-17

Cover: Jo Bailey (Sale Of The Century) A Country Get-Together Around 150 past and present cast members of A Country Practice gathered at a Sydney harbourside restaurant to celebrate the series’ 1000th episode.  The show’s creator and producer James Davern said that even after 1000 episodes there is still plenty of life in the series. …

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