Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 31 2015

2015: We remember…

Norman Yemm Terry Gill Brian Cahill Stuart Wagstaff Stephen Phillips Richie Benaud Bill Marsden Pat O’Shea Clem Dimsey John Crook Mike Gibson Sir James Cruthers Robin Stewart Harry Butler Carol Burns 2014: We Remember… 2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: We Remember… 2010: We Remember… 2009: We Remember… 2008: We Remember… 2007: Farewells   …

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Dec 31 2015

And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Dec 28 2015

1995: December 30-January 5

Soaps ’96 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s new and returning dramas in 1996: Blue Heelers returns with a two-part storyline focusing on Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune), whose life will be in danger during a hospital siege. “We plan to have a few two-parters at the start of the year,” …

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Dec 25 2015

Merry Christmas!

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback (above) is from 1978… with Nine Network personalities Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show), Paul Cronin (The Sullivans), Cornelia Frances (The Young Doctors), Vikki Hammond (The Sullivans), Don Lane (The Don Lane Show) and Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show and New Faces) spreading …

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Dec 22 2015

Obituary: Carol Burns

Carol Burns, the actress best known for her performance as Franky Doyle in Prisoner, has died at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was 68. Born in Brisbane, Burns’ acting career began with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1969, starring in many of its stage productions. Her most recent role with …

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Dec 22 2015

1995: December 23-29

Dieter’s giant leap… out of Summer Bay After 864 episodes over four years, Dieter Brummer (pictured) has taped his last scenes for Home And Away — but it was not an emotional exit, with just a simple “thanks very much, everybody,” as his fellow cast mates wished him well. “I don’t get super-emotional about too …

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Dec 21 2015

TVS has left the airwaves

Sydney’s community TV station TVS has ceased transmission after almost ten years on the air. Governments on both sides of politics have failed to adequately support the concept of community television, but the ultimate crippling blow came last year — when the then Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the sector it would need to vacate the airwaves by the …

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Dec 15 2015

1995: December 16-22

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Cop an eyeful of Costas! Melbourne-born actor Costas Mandylor moved to Los Angeles eight years ago and is probably best known to viewers from the US drama series Picket Fences. But Mandylor’s next role is set to reveal all, with nude scenes in an upcoming film, the erotic love story …

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Dec 12 2015

Obituary: Harry Butler

Harry Butler, best known as the presenter of the ABC documentary series In The Wild With Harry Butler, has died in Perth at the age of 85. Butler, the 1979 Australian Of The Year, had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago but as recently as three months ago was still actively working on his farm. Born …

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Dec 08 2015

1995: December 9-15

Summer Bay beauty becomes screen queen Home And Away‘s Isla Fisher (pictured) is being kept busy during the show’s end of year break. The young star will be catching up with family in Perth and will also be in demand to promote the release of her second novel, Bewitched. Her first book, Seduced By Fame, …

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