October 2017 archive

Oct 31 2017

ABC Comedy: The first week

Following  news over the weekend that ABC2 will change to ABC Comedy from 4 December, ABC has now released details for the channel’s first week. Programming includes re-runs of familiar titles such as Spicks And Specks (shifting from 7.00pm to 7.30pm), Upper Middle Bogan, Ronny Chieng: International Student, Stop Laughing This Is Serious, The Ex-PM …

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Oct 29 2017

ABC2 to become ABC Comedy

YouTube: ABCTV ABC‘s re-branding of its multi-channels continues, with plans to replace ABC2 with ABC Comedy. The new channel, to launch 4 December, as the name implies will replace the prime-time entertainment and documentary channel with a line-up dedicated purely to comedy — drawing heavily on ABC’s existing library of content plus some new program …

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Oct 24 2017

Obituary: Margaret Glazbrook

Former Adelaide TV presenter Margaret Glazbrook has died at the age of 86. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. From working in the sales department at SAS10 in the late 1960s, Glazbrook presented some of the advertorials on the station’s morning show, Touch Of Elegance. When host Jaye Walton left the show in 1979, …

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Oct 23 2017

Perth Telethon raises $36m

Seven Perth’s Telethon has celebrated its 50th annual fundraiser with a record-breaking total of $36,431,381. The total is the culmination of a 26-hour telethon hosted at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre, and broadcast through Seven in Perth and GWN7 in regional Western Australia and streamed online. As well as local personalities from Seven in …

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Oct 22 2017

Obituary: Judith McGrath

Judith McGrath, actress best known from Prisoner and All Saints, has died at the age of 70. Born in Queensland, McGrath made an early appearance in the movie Age Of Consent, released in 1969. She later appeared in guest roles in Crawford dramas Bluey, Skyways (in multiple roles) and Young Ramsay, but it was her role …

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Oct 22 2017

The Pretty Petrol that failed to fire

For every show that makes it to TV there is an endless list of pitches, proposals and pilots that never pass those crucial stages. In the Eighties, one of that endless list was Pretty Petrol, billed as the first comedy to come from Grundy Television, at that time producing hit shows like Prisoner, Sons And …

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Oct 16 2017

Lisa Wilkinson joins Network Ten

Surprise announcement from Network Ten is that it has signed up Today‘s Lisa Wilkinson for 2018. Ten’s announcement came shortly after Wilkinson and the Nine Network had announced that she was leaving Today effective immediately. She had joined Today in 2007, at a time when it was recovering from a ratings fallout following the short-lived tenure …

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