Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 29 2014

1994: October 1-7

Silver Sofie’s golden opportunity Sofie Formica (pictured) has only just started her new role as co-host of Just Kidding for the Nine Network, but she is already looking at long term ambitions. “I have totally itchy feet,” she told TV Week. “That’s why I’ve done so many shows, because I could think of nothing worse …

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Sep 26 2014

Studio 10 goes back to Romper Room

Miss Helena, one of the many presenters on Romper Room over its long run and various versions in Australia, was this morning’s guest panellist on Network Ten‘s Studio 10. In remembering Romper Room viewers were not only reminded that fellow guest panellist Dan Ilic had featured on the show as a child, but a young …

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Sep 24 2014

Obituary: Tony Dickinson

Former TV newsreader Tony Dickinson has passed away following a battle with cancer. Originally working in radio, Dickinson was newsreader at Sydney radio stations 2UW and 2UE. At 2UE he was the first newsreader to break the news of the Granville train disaster on the morning of 18 January 1977. He also had a stint as program …

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Sep 23 2014

1994: September 24-30

Cover: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) Helen investigates the cost of success Helen Wellings has come a long way since making her TV debut in The Mike Walsh Show in 1974. “I came into this industry very gradually from being an interviewee. I could go back to my desk in the public service and …

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Sep 19 2014

Obituary: Elaine Lee

Elaine Lee, the South African born actress best known to Australians as Vera Collins in Number 96, has died at the age of 75. An established actress in South Africa, Lee came to Australia in 1970 with husband, actor Garth Meade. “I was going to do the housewife thing. I had no intention of acting at all,” …

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Sep 19 2014

What we watched: June 2000

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 3 June 2000. We’d fought off the Y2K bug and the GST was just around the corner. The Games Of The XXVII Olympiad in Sydney were a few short months away. And we were still watching analogue TV. The Nine …

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Sep 16 2014

Margaret and David to retire; At The Movies to end

The mere mention of the names ‘Margaret and David’ and anyone will know who you’re talking about — Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton from ABC‘s At The Movies. The pair have announced that after 28 years of reviewing and not always agreeing over movies that they will present their last At The Movies show in December. …

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Sep 16 2014

1994: September 17-23

Cover: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Tristan tugged in a new direction Tristan Bancks, who has just left Home And Away, and former co-star Dieter Brummer have become business partners in a new television production company. Bancks, who played Peter “Tug” O’Neale, has recently been in the United Kingdom to discuss ideas for a new show …

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Sep 14 2014

Ready When You Are… or were we?

One of the most successful US comedy shows of the Sixties and early Seventies was Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In. The rapid-fire comic sketches with all the psychedelic colours of the era was a hit for America’s NBC network and also found a following in Australia (although Australians still saw the show in black and white). …

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