April 2015 archive

Apr 29 2015

1995: April 29-May 5

Cover: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Dynamic duo to play host to ‘Superman’! Noni Hazlehurst (Better Homes And Gardens) and Andrew Daddo (World’s Greatest Commercials) have been announced as the hosts for the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards. (NB: The awards were held on Friday 28 April but the …

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Apr 24 2015

Prime7 signs off from Tamworth studio

It was the end of an era tonight as Prime7 presented its last news bulletin from its Tamworth studios. Local reporters will still be working from within the region but from Monday the half-hour bulletin will be presented from Prime7’s studios in Canberra. Fiona Ferguson (pictured), who has presented the Tamworth-based bulletins for 17 years, will remain …

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Apr 24 2015

Flashback to Funky Squad

Funky Squad, from the producers of current affairs satire Frontline, made its debut 20 years ago today. Based on a series of radio sketches, Funky Squad was a parody of the 1970s cop shows that tried to make the genre “cool” by featuring contemporary characters with lots of ’70s lingo, hairstyles and fashion. The pork …

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Apr 22 2015

1995: April 22-28

Cover: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Frontline’s US scoop The ABC‘s hit current affairs satire Frontline has been sold to the US. Cable channel Comedy Central has bought the first series of Frontline for screening from September. Jane Kennedy, who plays Brooke Vandenberg in the show, recently spent two weeks in the US and met with …

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Apr 15 2015

Matlock Police now on DVD

Matlock Police, the 1970s police drama, is the latest from the Crawfords Australia archive to be released on DVD. The first volume of 26 episodes feature regular cast members Michael Pate, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin and Grigor Taylor and include guest appearances by some of Australia’s most familiar actors — including Sheila Florance (in the first …

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Apr 15 2015

1995: April 15-21

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) Logies: And your nominees are… TV Week previews the upcoming 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be held at the Melbourne Concert Hall on Friday 28 April and televised on the Seven Network. International guests at the Logies will be Dean Cain from Lois & Clark The …

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Apr 10 2015

Obituary: Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud, champion Australian cricketer and icon of sports broadcasting, has died at the age of 84. He died peacefully in his sleep at a Sydney hospice, his family advised. Playing 64 Test matches as an all-rounder between 1952 and 1964, Benaud became a commentator for the BBC in 1960. Joining the Nine Network‘s World Series Cricket coverage …

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Apr 10 2015

Prime7 Tamworth turns 50

Tamworth television station NEN9, now representing the Prime7 network to Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, was opened 50 years ago today. Television New England Ltd obtained the licence to provide a commercial television service to Tamworth and the Upper Namoi region in October 1962. NEN9 was opened at 6.00pm on Saturday 10 April 1965 …

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Apr 10 2015

Seven Queensland turns 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now the Seven Queensland regional network. The licence to operate the commercial television service for the Wide Bay region, north of Brisbane, was awarded to Wide Bay-Burnett Television in October 1962. The company’s shareholders included local radio and print media outlets plus theatre owners Birch, Carroll …

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Apr 09 2015

1995: April 8-14

We’re all doomed romantically! The Blue Heelers men — Grant Bowler, Martin Sacks, William McInnes and Damian Walshe-Howling (pictured) — all agree that their characters have a lot to learn when it comes to relationships. “It’s a bit of an inside joke with us that we’re all doomed romantically,” Grant Bowler (Constable Wayne Patterson) told TV Week. …

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