Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 30 2014

Fans push for Young Doctors on DVD

Thousands of fans of the classic Aussie soap The Young Doctors have taken to social media to campaign for the entire series to be released on DVD. ATV Today reports that 20,000 fans have ‘liked’ the Facebook page for the campaign which is hoped to get the attention of FremantleMedia, the successor to the Reg …

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Aug 29 2014

Obituary: Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr, veteran actor from radio, stage, film and television, has died at his home in Western Australia at the age of 92. Born into a Australian showbiz family on tour in South Africa in 1922, Kerr made his stage debut at only a few weeks of age — replacing a doll that his mother had been …

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Aug 26 2014

1994: August 27-September 2

Daniel’s lonely road to stardom When you’re Home And Away‘s latest heart-throb it can be easy to let your ego get ahead of you, but 15-year-old Daniel Amalm (pictured with co-star Laura Vasquez), who plays Jack, is playing it cool. “If you are not careful you can let it go to your head,” he told …

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Aug 20 2014

1994: August 20-26

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) Bell rings in the changes! Former Neighbours and E Street star Melissa Bell is back in Australia after a stint in the United Kingdom that was soured by legal and financial troubles. “I came back because I was having such a dreadful time. My manager was …

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Aug 20 2014

Seven to cover 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Seven Network has signed a deal to secure the Australian media rights to the XXI Commonwealth Games, to be held on the Gold Coast in 2018. The deal, which comes just after the network secured rights to the Olympic Games through to 2020, includes all rights in Australia including free-to-air broadcast television and subscription television rights, online, …

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Aug 15 2014

1994: August 13-19

Cover: Nicole Kidman Heelers heals Richard’s blues After a year of unemployment, former E Street and Neighbours star Richard Huggett was so keen to work he even accepted a six-week role on the ill-fated soap Paradise Beach. “I hadn’t done anything for a year,” he told TV Week. “I suppose I took it because it …

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Aug 08 2014

1994: August 6-12

Ann’s tearful farewell The pressures of life as a policeman’s wife leads to Blue Heelers character Roz Patterson (Ann Burbrook, pictured) making an exit from the series. The storyline has Roz at breaking point, having already been affected by husband Wayne’s (Grant Bowler) recent shooting incident, as Wayne goes to investigate a domestic incident and …

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Aug 06 2014

1994: July 30-August 5

Cover: Kim Basinger Georgie’s hot new role! The hunt for the female lead for Seven‘s new series Fire is over. Former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker has been confirmed for the role of Morgan Cartwright, the new firefighter in the squad who is forced to join an arson investigation which points to one of …

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Aug 05 2014

Seven scores Olympic deal to 2020

The Seven Network today announced it has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games through to 2020 — including the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, the Games of the XXXII …

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Aug 04 2014

Television.AU August Update

Some non-blog updates for the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES: Saturday 26 September 1987 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final Saturday 31 December 1988 — VICTORIA Tuesday 11 September 2001 — MELBOURNE Monday 20 October 1958 — SYDNEY Autumn Affair begins Saturday 22 April 1972 — SYDNEY Friday 24 October 1980 — SYDNEY Official Opening SBS0/28 Monday 9 February …

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