Monthly Archive: December 2016

Dec 31 2016

2016: We remember…

Brian Johns Lionel Williams Lois Ramsey Sonia Borg Don Battye Jon English Bruce Mansfield Reg Grundy Oscar Whitbread Paul Cox Vivean Gray Ian Hill Ken Sparkes Norman May Max Walker Rebecca Wilson Ross Higgins Bob Francis Peter Sumner Anne Deveson Bob Horsfall 2015: We Remember… 2014: We Remember… 2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: …

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Dec 31 2016

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Dec 25 2016

Neighbours’ Christmas fairytale

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback comes from 30 years ago — 1986. Neighbours was at the end of its second series (and its first series at Network Ten) and instead of doing the usual soapie trick of going out with a string of cliffhangers, the show instead ended the …

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Dec 24 2016

Studio 10 repeats 60 years tribute

Studio 10 will be presenting a re-run of its special episode commemorating 60 years of Australian television. While the Seven, Nine and ABC networks have all but swept their respective 60th birthdays under the carpet with barely a mention, Studio 10 put together a three-and-a-half hour tribute to Australian television, remembering many of the famous …

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Dec 24 2016

WIN celebrates The Sullivans

A bit of nostalgia for viewers in regional WIN Television territory on Christmas night. WIN will be broadcasting a half-hour special, The Sullivans: A Walk Down Memory Lane, to commemorate 40 years since the series made its debut. The program promises “a walk down memory lane with some of the stars. Lorraine Bayly, Andrew McFarlane and …

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Dec 23 2016

Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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Dec 13 2016

Obituary: Anne Deveson

Anne Deveson, journalist, broadcaster and writer, has died at the age of 86 from Alzheimer’s disease. Deveson, born in Malaya, started her career at the Kensington News in London. This was followed by hosting a BBC radio program and scripting a TV documentary on Albania. After migrating to Australia with husband, ABC broadcaster Ellis Blain, she scored …

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Dec 12 2016

Community TV allowed extra airtime

The Community TV sector has been given a last-minute reprieve from compulsory shutdown from the airwaves. Communications Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has allowed the Community TV stations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth an additional six months on air. Melbourne’s C31 tweeted the announcement earlier Monday evening: We just received notice from @SenatorFifield that CTV …

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Dec 10 2016

Caroline Jones to leave Australian Story

Caroline Jones, the presenter of ABC‘s award-winning documentary series Australian Story, has announced she will be stepping down from the role. Jones, whose association with ABC dates back over 50 years, has been presenter of Australian Story since it began in May 1996. In a statement issued by ABC, Jones said: “This is not an …

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Dec 08 2016

The 6th AACTA Awards

Wentworth, Rake, The Kettering Incident and Molly were among the winners in the television categories of the 6th AACTA Awards. The awards were held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney Wednesday night and telecast on the Seven Network. Wentworth won two awards, including the AACTA Award For Best Television Drama Series. ABC‘s Rake also …

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