March 2014 archive

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Mar 31 2014

25 years since Aggregation

It was 25 years ago — 31 March 1989 — that Canberra and Wollongong overnight went from having one commercial television channel to three. This was part of the implementation of the federal government’s aggregation policy — whereby individual regional areas of one commercial station would merge into one larger competitive market of three commercial …

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Mar 27 2014

Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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Mar 25 2014

1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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Mar 19 2014

1994: March 19-25

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Basia’s big byte According to The Big Byte host Basia Bonkowski, technology can be sexy. “Technology, in a way, is very sexy — it is!,” she told TV Week. “It’s fascinating and it takes you into a different sphere and opens up new avenues, and for that reason it’s …

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Mar 16 2014

1994: March 12-18

Summer Bay shake-up! A major shake-up is set to hit Home And Away — with four cast members to be written out by the end of the year. Scriptwriters have just mapped out the storyline to mark the exit of teacher Luke (John Adam), while on-again, off-again lovers Tug (Tristan Bancks) and Sarah (Laura Vasquez) …

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Mar 15 2014

Chris Mills retires from GWN7

Chris Mills, presenter for Western Australian regional network GWN7, has retired after a career spanning 34 years. Beginning as a radio announcer he made his first appearance on the Bunbury-based Golden West Network (GWN) in 1982. He held a number of on-air roles at the station including news and weather presenting and special events like …

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Mar 12 2014

Another Hey Hey comeback?

Daryl Somers has publicly flagged the possibility of yet another Hey Hey It’s Saturday comeback… but you won’t see it on television. Speaking on Brisbane radio station 612 ABC, Somers said he has long considered doing a Hey Hey It’s Saturday concert series or tour, citing the show’s enduring popularity on social media — although …

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Mar 09 2014

Obituary: Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, actress of film, stage and television, has died from cancer at the age of 61. Actor Bryan Brown confirmed Hughes’ passing at the Saturday afternoon performance of Travelling North by the Sydney Theatre Company. Born in Melbourne, Hughes’ early TV credits included Hunter, The Group, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Rush and Power …

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Mar 08 2014

1994: March 5-11

Cover: Gary Sweet Stars surf into Paradise Richard Huggett (E Street, Neighbours) and Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) are the latest to join Nine‘s Paradise Beach. Elmaloglou is coming in to the series as wild child character Karen Wolfe, while Huggett plays peace activist Sam Dexter (a far cry from the actor’s days as menacing …

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