Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 31 2014

2014: We remember…

Peter Benardos James Condon Charlotte Dawson Wendy Hughes Ian Ross Paul Ramsay Harry Potter Leigh Spence Ian Cook Greg Coote John Walton Stephanie Quinlan Bill Kerr Kerrie Biddell Russ Tyson Barry McQueen Elaine Lee Tony Dickinson Terence Gallacher Mike Dorsey Coralie Condon Bobo Faulkner   2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: We Remember… 2010: …

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Dec 31 2014

And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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Dec 29 2014

Obituary: Bobo Faulkner

Bobo Faulkner, former model and Melbourne television personality, died earlier this month in the UK after a battle with cancer. She was 73. Born Ann Minchin, she was given the nickname Bobo by her then husband, actor Trader Faulkner. She came to Australia from England in the late 1960s and was established as a model when she made …

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Dec 29 2014

1995: December 31-January 6

Soaps ’95 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s returning dramas: Blue Heelers, the hit new show of 1994, is back with cast regulars John Wood, Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Martin Sacks, Damien Walshe-Howling, Julie Nihill and Grant Bowler. An early episode sees Maggie (McCune) and Adam (Walshe-Howling) caught in a …

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Dec 26 2014

The rise of Lee Lin Chin

For over 20 years Lee Lin Chin has been the quiet achiever of SBS news. She has read the weekend news with authority and, as the years went on, an insight into her exquisite wardrobe. Her taste in fashion was also explored in the SBS series Fashionista. But then, this year, she found herself embracing self-parody …

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Dec 25 2014

TV’s first colour Christmas

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! Today we go back to forty years ago, when Australians were allowed their first chance to see Christmas TV in colour. Among the programs to be broadcast in colour was the annual Carols By Candlelight, telecast from the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne across the 0-10 Network on Christmas Eve. …

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Dec 25 2014

Obituary: Coralie Condon

Coralie Condon, one of the pioneers of television in Western Australia, has died at the age of 99. She passed away in the early hours of Christmas Eve at the Castledare Retirement Village in Perth. With an interest in theatre from an early age, although she was working at the Public Works Department, Condon became known as …

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Dec 24 2014

Cyclone Tracy: the mini-series

Twelve years after Cyclone Tracy destroyed Darwin, the Nine Network embarked on a big-budget six-hour mini-series to give an account, based on fictional characters, of what happened in the days immediately before and after the cyclone ripped through the city of 45,000 people. Produced by Nine’s production arm, PBL Productions, Cyclone Tracy starred Tracy Mann (pictured) as …

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Dec 23 2014

Cyclone Tracy: ‘The day Darwin died’

Christmas Day 1974 is forever remembered as the day that Darwin was flattened by Cyclone Tracy. The destructive winds, measured to 200 km/h before the equipment itself failed, damaged or destroyed virtually every home and building in the tropical city. Seventy one people died and many more were injured. Much of the city’s 45,000 residents …

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Dec 22 2014

1994: December 24-30

I love a sunburnt Christmas… Some of TV’s popular stars recently took to Sydney’s northern beaches to share some of their plans for the upcoming festive season. Aaron Pedersen, from ABC‘s Blackout, says Christmas for him is a time of solitude: “I remember a few Christmas parties at my foster parents’ place, where everyone got drunk, and …

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