December 2013 archive

Dec 31 2013

2013: We remember…

Binny Lum Pat Lovell Haydn Sargent Peter Harvey Paul Griffin Peter Dean Bruce Skeggs Tommy Tycho Johnny Lockwood Barbara Callcott Penne Hackforth-Jones Maureen Duval Bill Peach Sir David Frost Joyce Jacobs Anthony Hawkins Bob Moore Alan Coleman 2012: We Remember… 2011: We Remember… 2010: We Remember… 2009: We Remember… 2008: We Remember… 2007: Farewells

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Dec 31 2013

The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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Dec 25 2013

Christmas on Adventure Island

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This Christmas Day we flashback to Christmas, 1968. For the ABC‘s children’s series Adventure Island Christmas was a double celebration as it coincided with the show’s 300th episode. To celebrate Christmas and the series milestone, Adventure Island presented its own version of Charles Dickens‘ A Christmas Carol and other …

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Dec 23 2013

1993: December 25-31

Cover: Dieter Brummer (Home And Away), Jo Bailey (Looking Good) A joke on the box Production has been completed on the third Fast Forward special 37 And A Bit, taking a comedic look at the Australian TV industry, set to go to air during 1994. The first Fast Forward special, Standing On The Road, featuring …

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Dec 18 2013

1993: December 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Andrew to join beach party Actor Andrew McFarlane is returning to television after three years working in the theatre. The former The Flying Doctors star is making a three-week guest appearance in Nine‘s Paradise Beach. “I’m going to play high-powered book publisher Gordon Fleet, a love interest for Zoe …

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Dec 11 2013

1993: December 11-17

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married… With Children) Larry’s game With The Price Is Right returning to Australian screens, host Larry Emdur hopes he can live up to the legend. “It’s a huge buzz to be asked to do this,” he told TV Week. “It’s the most difficult thing that’s ever been requested of me. This show …

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Dec 11 2013

Obituary: Alan Coleman

Alan Coleman, veteran TV producer, writer and director, has died at the age of 76. English-born Coleman started his career as an actor but later moved behind the cameras, eventually becoming director of Britain’s first daily drama series, Crossroads, in the 1960s. It was a series that pioneered the rapid-fire production schedule that is commonplace …

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Dec 10 2013

HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Dec 10 2013

Analogue TV… the final farewell

After almost 60 years of mostly reliable service, today marks the final switch off of analogue television in Australia. From around 9.00am (local time) today the Melbourne and Remote Central and Eastern Area markets will have their analogue signals switched off — marking the end of a 13-year transition from analogue to digital television across …

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Dec 05 2013

Mal Walden signs off from Ten News

After 52 years in the business, 43 years in Melbourne television and 26 years at Ten, Mal Walden last night presented his last of an estimated 12,000 news bulletins over his career. The bulletin featured a number of fond farewell messages, including from Ron Barassi, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum, Bert Newton, Derryn Hinch, Sandra Sully, David …

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