Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 25 2014

1994: February 26-March 4

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Molly’s Jacko doco Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum and Richard Wilkins are set to co-host a one-hour special based around Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson The Full Story is being produced by Daryl Somers and features exclusive footage of Jackson sourced by Meldrum. “He has access to an extraordinary amount of information regarding …

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Feb 22 2014

Obituary: Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson, television personality and prominent anti-bullying campaigner, has died at the age of 47. Her body was discovered earlier today (Saturday) in her Sydney apartment. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. New Zealand-born Dawson started her career as a model and later came to Australia as fashion editor for Woman’s Day and New …

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Feb 20 2014

1994: February 19-25

The new ‘man’ in Kym’s life Kym Wilson (pictured) has had to postpone her planned April wedding to Jeremy Sims due to accepting a guest part in the upcoming Nine Network series The Man From Snowy River. She will be playing the part of Charlotte Holloway, a love interest for Frank Blackwood (Rodney Bell). “I’ll …

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Feb 16 2014

Obituary: James Condon

James Condon, actor in many Australian stage, film and television productions, has died peacefully at the age of 90. Born in Western Australia, Condon’s career started at ABC radio in Perth before serving in the Air Force during World War II. After the war he worked for the BBC before returning to Australia to resume …

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Feb 14 2014

1994: February 12-18

‘A giant Godzilla grabbed us’ Cameron Daddo (pictured) has written in TV Week about the recent earthquake to hit Los Angeles: “It was my first experience of an earthquake. As if the giant clawed hand of an angered Godzilla had grabbed us. At 4.30am on Monday, 17 January, I awoke to a symphony of car alarms …

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Feb 11 2014

40 years since The Box, Class Of ’74

Forty years ago there was a turning point for two of Australia’s most prolific television producers — Reg Grundy and Hector Crawford. Grundy (pictured), a former radio announcer, had built his TV production empire largely on game and panel shows — many being local adaptations of formats developed overseas. It was a successful strategy but …

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Feb 10 2014

INXS wins first ratings battle

The new ratings year got off to a huge start last night with four networks rolling out their big guns. Seven‘s night started with My Kitchen Rules followed by Sunday Night and then the much-publicised mini-series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (pictured). Network Ten had the series revival of So You Think You Can Dance …

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Feb 07 2014

News boss Anthony Flannery quits Ten

Network Ten has announced the resignation of its Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery. Flannery will depart the network on 28 February. He came into the role from New Zealand in January 2012 as Ten was in recovery mode from the failed news expansion experiment of 2011. Network chief Hamish McLennan said in …

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Feb 07 2014

Adelaide Fringe comes to Channel 9

The studios of NWS Nine in Tynte Street, North Adelaide, have been host to a range of productions over the past 54 years — programs including Adelaide Tonight, The Country And Western Hour, The Curiosity Show, Channel Nine Telethon, The Channel Niners, Adelaide Today, C’mon Kids and the once-traditional Christmas pantomimes. Now the studios, named …

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Feb 07 2014

1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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