May 2014 archive

May 29 2014

1994: May 28-June 3

Cover: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours) Court in the act! The Supreme Court on Victoria is set to break tradition and allow cameras into the court for filming of ABC‘s upcoming new series, Janus. The 26-part series stars Chris Haywood, Tracy Mann, Louise Siversen, Felix Nobis, Jeremy Kewley, Leverne McDonnell, Brett Swain, Val Levkowicz and Simon Westaway …

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May 23 2014

Roger Climpson receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Former television newsreader Roger Climpson has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Christian Media Awards Annual Gala held in Queensland. Climpson has been involved with Christian broadcasting for over 50 years. He was a longtime presenter and Board Member at Hope Media, which includes Sydney radio station Hope 103.2 (formerly 2CBA), and for ten years …

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May 21 2014

Ten puts Wake Up to sleep, axes news jobs

Network Ten‘s hopes of entering the breakfast TV market have been dashed for a second time, with Wake Up to make its final appearance this Friday. Also to finish up at the end of the week are Ten’s early, morning and late news bulletins. As many as 150 jobs are expected to be cut following a …

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May 18 2014

1994: May 21-27

Cover: Mel Gibson Parliament snubs ABC series The upcoming ABC series The Damnation Of Harvey McHugh seemingly hasn’t won many friends in high places — with the media launch planned for Victoria’s Parliament House banned by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, John Delzoppo. “I’ve seen a script, and it doesn’t paint parliament or parliamentarians in a particularly …

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May 17 2014

KAK denies Ten comeback… and stirs up history

Former daytime TV queen Kerri-Anne Kennerley has denied rumours that she is headed for a return to the Ten Network to reprise the classic Good Morning Australia format. “Thirty years of 5am starts, hmmm, let me think about that,” Kennerley told News.com.au, reflecting on a lengthy career that has included 11 years on the original Good …

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May 15 2014

TV veteran gives Abbott a blast

Network Ten‘s breakfast program Wake Up hasn’t succeeded in gaining much of an audience since it launched in November last year — but an interview on Wednesday’s program has caused a stir on social media. The morning after Treasurer Joe Hockey handed out his “heavy lifting” federal budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott was facing the music …

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May 14 2014

1994: May 14-20

Cover: Sonia Todd (Police Rescue) The D-Generation of current affairs The nightly chase for ratings between A Current Affair and Real Life has inspired the D-Generation‘s newest project, Frontline. The 10-part ABC series goes behind the scenes of a fictional current affairs program hosted by Mike Moore, an ex-ABC journalist now thrust into the commercial …

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May 10 2014

1994: May 7-13

Summer Bay bust-up! After months of anguish the relationship between Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) finally hits the rocks — and the catalyst for the bust up is Jack (Daniel Amalm). Jack has a teenage crush on Angel, so Shane, seething with jealousy, sets him up for a dream date. “Shane sets Jack …

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May 09 2014

Obituary: Harry Potter

Former Network Ten journalist Harry Potter has died from cancer at the age of 72. He was surrounded by family as he passed away on Thursday night. Starting his career in newspapers, he made the move to television in 1978 when he joined Ten’s Sydney newsroom. For more than 30 years at Ten he focused on …

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