July 2016 archive

Jul 30 2016

Obituary: Vivean Gray

Actress Vivean Gray, best known to viewers as Mrs Jessup in The Sullivans and Mrs Mangel in Neighbours, has died at the age of 92. The English-born actress came to Australia in the 1950s, just as TV was beginning in this country. Like many actors at the time, Gray appeared in guest roles in early …

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Jul 18 2016

Classic TV Guides: Bert Newton around the dial!

If people in more recent times wanted to dub Eddie McGuire as “Eddie Everywhere”, then they would find McGuire to be an amateur compared to Bert Newton in July 1973. Newton had less than a year earlier lamented in a newspaper interview that he’d not had a lot of TV work during 1972, with his presenting commitments …

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Jul 10 2016

Looking back at 50 years of Play School

The ABC special Big Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 50 Years Of Play School takes a look back at Australia’s longest running children’s show. Hosted by Nova FM‘s Kate Ritchie, the program features rare footage from the Play School archive — including scenes from the very first episode that went to air on Monday, 18 July 1966, …

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Jul 07 2016

Mass For You loses in WIN changeover

The recent changes in regional television affiliations have seen one of Australia’s longest running shows slip through the cracks. Network Ten‘s Sunday morning program Mass For You At Home has not been picked up by the network’s new regional partner WIN, even though it had been screening through its previous affiliate Southern Cross Ten. WIN, which covers regional Queensland, …

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Jul 03 2016

Regional WA gets its Nine back

West Digital Television, the regional WA operation that had its programming disappear on Friday, was last night back on the air with programs. The station, a joint venture between regional networks Prime and WIN, had previously carried Network Ten programming but WIN’s deal to take over Ten affiliation from 1 July saw West Digital have to …

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Jul 01 2016

Regional TV winners and losers

Image: Southern Cross Austereo At midnight last night television history was made with the biggest upheaval to regional television since aggregation kicked off almost 30 years ago. The catalyst for the change was Southern Cross Austereo, which operated a Network Ten affiliate in much of the eastern states, had signed a deal to change its …

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