Monthly Archive: July 2017

Jul 31 2017

Obituary: Les Murray

Former SBS sports presenter Les Murray has passed away at the age of 71. Born in Hungary as László Ürge, he came with his family to Australia in the late 1950s as refugees fleeing the Russian occupation. In the early 1970s he became a journalist and later commentated the Philips Soccer League for the 0-10 …

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Jul 15 2017

Classic TV Guides: ABC’s Murder Story

In the early days of Australian television, locally-made drama was largely limited to one-off plays — mostly by ABC. One such production was Murder Story, a Sydney-based production that was an adaptation of an English story, based on a real-life murder case. Murder Story starred John Ewart as Jim Tanner, a 19-year-old intellectually-disabled man who …

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Jul 13 2017

The short saga of Hotel Story

YouTube: Conniptions886 By the end of 1976, the 0-10 Network‘s former flagship dramas Number 96 and The Box were coming to the end of their reign. Number 96 producer Bill Harmon hoped to fill the inevitable gap that was to come with a string of spin-off projects featuring key members of the Number 96 cast. …

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Jul 05 2017

Hunter: Australian TV’s James Bond

YouTube: Conniptions886 Fifty years ago saw the debut of the Nine Network‘s new spy drama, Hunter. Produced by Crawford Productions, Hunter‘s first episode aired on GTV9, Melbourne, on 5 July 1967 — with sister station TCN9, Sydney, following suit the next night. However, given the vagarities of Australian network programming at that time, the series …

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Jul 01 2017

Scott and Charlene’s 30th wedding anniversary

Children of the 1980s can feel a little bit older knowing that today marks the 30th anniversary of the wedding of Neighbours teen sweethearts Scott Robinson and Charlene Ramsay (Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue). The wedding, broadcast on 1 July 1987, brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes warring) families. It marked the culmination of a …

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Jul 01 2017

Receivers called in to Network Ten

Receivers have been called in to Network Ten, two weeks after the company was placed in voluntary administration. PPB Advisory has advised that Christopher Hill, Phil Carter and David McEvoy have been appointed as Receivers and Managers to Ten Network Holdings. The company says that it will be business as usual at Ten while the …

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