February 2015 archive

Feb 26 2015

Obituary: Terry Gill

Actor Terry Gill, star of many Australian television dramas, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. English-born Gill made his first appearances on Australian TV in the late 1960s in dramas Hunter and Bellbird. During the Seventies he appeared in children’s series Alpha Scorpio and in cop dramas The Long …

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Feb 20 2015

1995: February 18-24

Cover: Isla Fisher and Daniel Amalm (Home And Away) New soap ready to roll As reported last week, Network Ten has plans for a new soapie. Originally reported as being titled Back Home, a number of alternative names have been discussed but Bells Point appears to be the current favourite. Filming is due to start …

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Feb 19 2015

1995: February 11-17

Cover: Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Bobby’s back from the dead! Former Home And Away star Nicolle Dickson is set to return to the series even though her character, Bobby, was killed off two years ago. Producers are planning to bring Bobby back in a series of dream and flashback …

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Feb 17 2015

30 years for Perth’s Rick and Sue

When you think of TV’s most successful partnerships, it’s easy to get drawn towards the traditional name: Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton, Don Lane and Bert Newton, Daryl Somers and Ossie Ostrich, Ernie Sigley and Denise Drysdale and more recent names like David Koch and Melissa Doyle, Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson and Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. But there …

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Feb 13 2015

I’m A Celebrity hosts are Logies dream team

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been Ten‘s super-hyped new reality show of 2015. The premise is a mash up of other reality shows that we’re all familiar with. It’s basically Celebrity Big Brother meets Survivor. Like the UK original, I’m A Celebrity features a list of B or C-list celebrities with …

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Feb 11 2015

Australia gains wildcard entry into Eurovision Grand Final

Australia has long held a fascination with the Eurovision Song Contest — with the annual pop extravaganza first being broadcast on SBS back in 1983 — but this year things step up a few dozen notches with the news that Australia will be competing at this year’s contest. As part of the 60th year celebration …

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Feb 08 2015

1995: February 4-10

Lisa leads Blue Heelers’ British invasion Lisa McCune (pictured) is heading to the UK to promote Blue Heelers‘ debut on the ITV network. Her tour is expected to include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool. While she is there, she hopes to meet up with cast members of British cop shows The Bill and Between The Lines, …

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Feb 07 2015

HD? Not for Aussie TV!

Earlier this week the NFL Superbowl XLIX was played out to a television audience of millions, if not billions, around the world. It is one of the largest annual TV spectacles – but Australian viewers wishing to witness the event were tied down to watching it in standard definition on the Seven Network’s main channel instead of …

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Feb 05 2015

Obituary: Norman Yemm

Norman Yemm, veteran actor of Australian film, stage and television, has died at the age of 81. With a background in opera and musical theatre, Yemm made the transition to television in the police drama Homicide. After making a number of guest appearances in the series, he took on the regular role of Detective Jim …

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