Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 28 2016

1996: July 27-August 2

‘I’m no bad girl’ Home And Away star Isla Fisher (pictured) has responded to a magazine story that painted a sordid story to events from when she attended a showbiz party after the launch of Planet Hollywood in Sydney. “To be honest, I wasn’t amused initially because I found it very disturbing,” she told TV Week. “I’ve …

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Aug 28 2016

1996: July 20-26

Cover: Gillian Anderson (The X Files), Dieter Brummer (Shark Bay) Summer Bay shake-up! An earthquake is set to tear apart Summer Bay as Home And Away hits its 2000th episode. Alf (Ray Meagher) collapses from heart failure as his store is crumbling around him in the midst of the quake, and there is panic at …

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Aug 28 2016

1996: July 13-19

Cover: Catherine McClements (Water Rats) Torn between two Selinas Home And Away newcomer Ben Unwin was excited to be having his first screen kiss on the soap — but it was a kiss that could have put him out of action for weeks. While Unwin, as Jesse, was in the throes of teenage passion with …

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Aug 19 2016

ABC3 relaunching as ABC ME

ABC‘s dedicated children’s channel ABC3 is to be relaunched next month as ABC ME. ABC ME, aimed at school aged children and their families, will build on ABC3’s current program suite with new titles plus more opportunities for viewer interaction. The channel will also be available via a new app that can be personalised, and will …

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Aug 14 2016

ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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Aug 13 2016

1996: July 6-12

So long, Summer Bay… Melissa George (pictured) was all smiles… and tears… as she bid farewell to Home And Away after three years as former street kid Angel. “I’ve been fortunate enough to see a little girl grow into a lady,” said producer Russell Webb, referring to George joining the cast as a 16-year-old, before handing …

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Aug 13 2016

1996: June 29-July 5

Cover: Tasma Walton, Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Wake up, Ramsay Street! Network Ten has denied rumours that there were plans to dump Neighbours in favour of a new soap being developed by Southern Star, the producer of Ten’s ill-fated Echo Point. “The network is totally committed to keeping the show on air and is very …

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Aug 13 2016

1996: June 22-28

Cover: Tom Cruise Angel’s saviour Home And Away‘s recently-widowed Angel (Melissa George) is set to be swept off her feet by Simon Broadhurst (Julian Garner) in a storyline that is to mark George’s departure from the series. “Simon’s a rich businessman who develops (computer) software. He’s kind of the Bill Gates of England,” Garner tells TV Week …

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