Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 30 2016

1996: June 8-14

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century), Sam Newman (The Footy Show, Melbourne) Damian’s alcohol abuse warning This week’s episode of Blue Heelers sees Constable Adam Cooper (Damian Walshe-Howling) deeply distressed by the alcohol-related death of a teenage boy. “A group of young people, bored with living in a country town, get stuck into the …

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Jun 30 2016

1996: June 1-7

Cover: Katrina Hobbs, Nic Testoni, Isla Fisher, Emily Symons (Home And Away) ‘I wanted to be the next Ray Martin!’ Former model Nic Testoni is enjoying current success in Home And Away, having scored a TV Week Logie Award earlier in the year, but recalls his start in the industry was far from glamorous. “I …

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Jun 30 2016

1996: May 25-31

Cover: Gillian Anderson (The X Files) The Don opens up Ray Martin talks to Sir Don Bradman in a two-hour special to go to air this week. Martin travelled to South Australia to talk to Sir Don for four hours at the Adelaide Oval — scene of many memorable moments from Bradman. The publicity-shy cricketing …

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Jun 23 2016

Southern Cross to feature 9HD from 1 July

The transition of Southern Cross Austereo‘s regional network from Ten to Nine affiliation in regional Queensland, Southern NSW/ACT and Victoria will now include a local broadcast of 9HD in those markets from 1 July. It was originally anticipated that 9HD, currently broadcast in those areas via WIN up until 30 June, would not be available …

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Jun 23 2016

Vice is coming to SBS2

SBS and American company Vice Media have entered into a partnership to launch a new channel. Vice, which formed in 1994, now has a cable channel Viceland  in the US and Canada and operates in 30 countries providing content and programming across multiple platforms. Vice Australia has been producing digital content since 2003. Its video series covering the Indigenous experience …

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Jun 20 2016

Obituary: Paul Cox

Acclaimed Australian filmmaker Paul Cox has died at the age of 76. Although most of his work related to films, with titles including Kostas, Man Of Flowers, A Woman’s Tale and Innocence, Cox also made a contribution to television. He directed The Paper Boy, an episode of the mid-1980s children’s series Winners, and The Gift, an …

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Jun 19 2016

Seven to launch Gold Coast news

The Seven Network has announced the launch of a nightly news bulletin for the Gold Coast market. The 5.30pm bulletin, to be presented by Seven News‘ Rod Young (pictured) on weeknights and Amanda Abate on weekends, debuts on 4 July. Young, a former ABC newsman who has presented Seven News in Brisbane with Kay McGrath for 14 …

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Jun 13 2016

Amanda Keller in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Network Ten presenter Amanda Keller (pictured) is among the hundreds of Australians in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Keller, whose television career dates back to the 1980s, has been awarded a Medal of the Order Of Australia (OAM) “for service to the broadcast media, and to the community.” A former producer and researcher for Midday, Keller became …

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Jun 11 2016

1996: May 18-24

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Simon’s US success Aussie actor Simon Baker-Denny has landed a starring role in a pilot for an American series, plus a small role in an upcoming Hollywood film. Baker-Denny, whose Australian TV credits include E Street, GP, Naked and Sweat, has scored the lead role in The Last Best Place, …

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Jun 11 2016

1996: May 11-17

Neighbours’ whirlwind wedding! Neighbours star Emma Harrison is set to walk down the aisle as her character, Joanna Hartman, weds Rob Evans (Graham Harvey) after a speedy romance. The wedding comes as a shock to Ramsay Street residents as Joanna is almost half Rob’s age. “It all happens very quickly, but Joanna is really drawn …

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