Monthly Archive: September 2013

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Sep 29 2013

Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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Sep 25 2013

Nine adds STW Perth to network

Nine Entertainment Co, owner of the Nine stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, has confirmed its purchase of Perth’s STW Nine from regional broadcaster WIN. The sale, effective 30 September, now gives Nine ownership of its network channels in all five major capital cities for the first time. Nine CEO David Gyngell announced …

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Sep 23 2013

Wentworth reprises The Freak

Production of the second series of Foxtel‘s Wentworth commences in Melbourne today (Monday) with respected actress Pamela Rabe (pictured) joining the cast to reprise the legendary character of Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson. Rabe, currently appearing in The Cherry Orchard for the Melbourne Theatre Company, has a list of TV credits including The Leaving Of Liverpool, A Country Practice, Seven …

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Sep 21 2013

1993: September 25-October 1

Cover: Tim Allen (Home Improvement) William’s new accent on drama Actor William McInnes is getting used to mastering foreign accents for his film and TV roles.  His recent role as upper-class Englishman John Macarthur in the sitcom Bligh has been followed by the role of German immigrant Max Heimer in Nine‘s 1950s drama Snowy. He …

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Sep 17 2013

Obituary: Joyce Jacobs

Joyce Jacobs, best known as gossipy Esme Watson in A Country Practice, has died in Sydney at the age of 91. Born in England, she came to Australia in the 1960s and got involved in amateur theatre. In the 1970s she had a minor part in Number 96 as Mrs Carson, a customer of Aldo …

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Sep 16 2013

1993: September 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Hey, Dad wanted! After seven years and more than 250 episodes, Robert Hughes is leaving Hey Dad!, but producers are looking to re-cast for a new dad for the next series to go into production.  Hughes’ departure from the show leaves Julie McGregor as the show’s only remaining original …

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Sep 16 2013

Ten’s an Eyewitness again

The Ten Network has unveiled a relaunch of its news service with the Ten Eyewitness News brand being revived after being ditched almost 20 years ago. The Eyewitness News title was synonymous with Ten during the 1970s and 1980s — initially in Sydney and Melbourne and later expanded to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth — but …

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Sep 10 2013

1993: September 11-17

Dieter gets the message Home And Away star Dieter Brummer (pictured with co-star Melissa George) says a lot of people tell him it would be great to be famous — but he sets the record straight in that fame does have a downside.  “I don’t think they realise exactly what being famous entails,” he told …

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Sep 08 2013

1993: September 5-11

Rebecca learns her lesson There is an irony that Rebecca Gibney (pictured) is playing the part of a schoolteacher in Nine‘s new drama series Snowy.  The youngest of six brothers and sisters, Gibney dropped out of school at 15 and dismissed study as a waste of time. “I regret now, to a certain extent, that I …

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