July 2015 archive

Jul 31 2015

1995: July 29-August 4

Home And Away heartbreak Summer Bay newlyweds Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) are about to be dealt a blow with the news that son Dylan (four-year-old Corey Glaister) has leukaemia. The shock news comes after the couple had fought hard to gain custody of Dylan from his natural father, Paul (Ramsay Everingham), after …

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Jul 28 2015

Former Prisoner star to fight sex charges

Maggie Kirkpatrick, best known for playing the role of prison officer Joan “The Freak” Ferguson in the long-running series Prisoner, has been charged with child sex offences. News reports indicate that the alleged offences dated back to the 1980s and involved a 13-year-old girl. Kirkpatrick, now based in Sydney, has denied the allegations and will face …

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Jul 28 2015

Prime7 extends racing channel coverage

Prime7 has today commenced transmission of Victorian horse racing. The new service, a simulcast of the online stream from racing.com, is operating on Channel 68 within Prime7’s coverage areas of regional New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia (GWN7), the ACT and the Gold Coast. Local viewers may need to do a re-scan of their tuner …

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Jul 27 2015

Ten chief Hamish McLennan steps down

Network Ten has announced that Hamish McLennan (pictured), who has filled both CEO and Chairman roles for the company, will be stepping down from the network effective immediately. He joined Ten as Chief Executive Officer in February 2013 and was elected by the board to add the role of Executive Chairman in March 2014, following the departure of …

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Jul 26 2015

Seven Adelaide turns 50

Adelaide’s SAS Seven today turns 50. The station has a history that has spanned two networks, initially launching as SAS10 — part of the Independent Television System (what is now Network Ten). SAS10’s arrival marked the completion of the roll-out of an additional TV station to each of the five major capital cities. The licence for the …

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Jul 24 2015

1995: July 22-28

Cover: Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Hanging out for Big Girl’s Blouse! Magda Szubanski, Jane Turner and Gina Riley were as much in the dark as viewers were about whether or not Seven was going to screen the remainder of their sketch comedy series Big Girl’s Blouse. The series kicked …

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Jul 22 2015

ABC News 24 turns 5

ABC News 24, Australia’s first free-to-air 24 hour dedicated news channel, turns five years old today. The channel, based at ABC‘s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney, launched on 22 July 2010 at 7.30pm (AEST) during the Federal Election campaign Although ABC News 24’s daily ratings share rarely lifts above a single per cent, the broadcaster claims that the channel has …

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Jul 20 2015

Perth’s Telethon hits the street

Telethon has been an annual tradition for Seven in Perth for almost 50 years, raising $179 million for local charities and children’s medical research since its inception in 1968 (pictured right). Now, the telethon has a street named in its honour — Telethon Avenue, located near Wellington Parade in the city. It’s the culmination of an 18-month …

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Jul 15 2015

1995: July 15-21

The Sarge cops a bullet! Dramatic scenes in Blue Heelers this week as Sgt Tom Croydon (John Wood, pictured with co-star Lisa McCune) is shot during a storyline which begins when internal investigations find a bong and some speed in his home. It is revealed that the bong belonged to Tom’s daughter, Susan (Beth Buchanan), but both she and Tom …

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Jul 12 2015

1995: July 8-14

Kimberley moves in Gladiators co-host and former Paradise Beach star Kimberley Joseph (pictured with Melissa George) makes her first appearance on Home And Away later this month. She is playing the part of Jo, a former schoolmate of Angel (Melissa George) who becomes jealous when it appears Angel has been picked ahead of her for two …

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