20 February 2016 archive

Happy 70th Birthday, Peter Hitchener!

Nine News has celebrated Melbourne newsreader Peter Hitchener‘s 70th birthday with a pre-weekend bash — culminating in the GTV Nine newsroom being permanently named “The Peter Hitchener Newsroom”. The plaque that marks the unique honour is engraved with the tribute — “the nicest man in television”. Hitchener started his career in Queensland in the 1960s before …

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Help relive the Spirit Of 96!

Any regular reader of this site will be very familiar with Number 96, the ground-breaking series that redefined Australian television drama in the 1970s with its radical mix of drama, sex, diversity and comedy. The ongoing stories from within a Sydney apartment block brought a never-before-seen depiction of suburban and adult life into Australian living rooms …

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