January 2016 archive

Jan 30 2016

Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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Jan 26 2016

Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Jan 25 2016

Have we got TV Guides for you!

“Have we got a year for you!” — shouted the Nine Network‘s 1976 season launch. Nine’s campaign was fronted by Bob Maumill, a Perth identity who was part of TV’s new breed of “ocker” entertainers, and who was also to host a tonight show for the network. Maumill (pictured) was not to have a long TV career …

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Jan 24 2016

Obituary: Lois Ramsey

Lois Ramsey, the actress best known as “Mrs H” from the 1970s series The Box, has died at the age of 93. Born in Adelaide, Ramsey appeared in a number of early TV productions including Consider Your Verdict, Adventures Of The Seaspray, The Battlers, Riptide and Homicide. She also appeared in the sketch comedy series …

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Jan 18 2016

1996: January 20-26

Ramsay Street revamp! Neighbours returns to screens this week for its 11th year, and it does so with a fresh look, including new opening titles, in a bid to boost its image. “The great thing about Neighbours is that it’s constantly responding to change,” cast member Richard Grieve (pictured) told TV Week. “Just as Neighbours …

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Jan 12 2016

1996: January 13-19

Battered, bruised and burnt! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune and Fire newcomer Tottie Goldsmith (pictured) are finding out the hard way about the physical demands of their jobs. McCune, referring to filming a dramatic two-part episode to go to air next month, told TV Week: “I had bruises all over my hips after shooting on Blue Heelers …

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Jan 09 2016

Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Jan 08 2016

Obituary: Lionel Williams

Lionel Williams, one of South Australia’s first TV presenters, has died in Adelaide at the age of 87. From a career starting in radio in the early 1950s, Williams was one of the first presenters at Adelaide’s first television station, NWS9, when it launched in 1959. He hosted NWS9’s popular variety show Adelaide Tonight for eight years and …

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Jan 05 2016

1996: January 6-12

TV Turns 40: Bert looks back Australian TV turns 40 years old in 1996. Bert Newton — who has been involved with TV almost since the beginning — looks back at those early days: “In the major cities in 1956 — TV didn’t come to rural Australia until much later, of course — I remember …

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Jan 02 2016

Rage Retro Month kicks off

It’s January already, and that means Rage is digging through the ABC archives for its traditional month of Saturday night classics. The month kicks off tonight (Saturday) at 11.20pm with four episodes of Countdown plus two episodes of Rock Arena. The playlist also includes a 1976 ABC station promo featuring Skyhooks‘ Shirley Strachan, due to air after 5.00am. 11:00pm COUNTDOWN September …

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