December 2017 archive

Dec 17 2017

Nine axes Perth newsreaders

The Nine Network has handed its Perth newsreaders a sobering Christmas present by giving them both the flick. It was revealed in an internal email, leaked to the media late last week, that Tim McMillan and Emmy Kubainski had not been re-signed for 2018. “This is difficult news to pass on, but I want to …

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Dec 17 2017

Obituary: Rory O’Donoghue

Rory O’Donoghue, actor, musician, composer and performer best known from sketch comedy series The Aunty Jack Show, has died at the age of 68. Born in London, he came with his family to Australia at the age of seven. Before coming to Australia, his parents were both performers with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. O’Donoghue …

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Dec 10 2017

Lateline bids farewell after 28 years

It’s been a privilege. Thank you and good night. pic.twitter.com/Sjy4JMqdbS — Lateline (@Lateline) December 8, 2017 ABC‘s late night current affairs program Lateline signed off on Friday night, ending a 28-year run. The final edition had host Emma Alberici joined by former Lateline hosts Kerry O’Brien, Maxine McKew and Leigh Sales (and with apologies from an …

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Dec 07 2017

The 7th AACTA Awards

ABC‘s Seven Types Of Ambiguity and Foxtel drama Top Of The Lake: China Girl were the biggest winners in the television categories at the 7th AACTA Awards. The awards presentation was held on Wednesday night at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, following a smaller luncheon event held the previous week. Seven Types Of Ambiguity (starring Alex Dimitriades and …

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Dec 07 2017

Obituary: Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, former television and radio presenter in Melbourne, has died at the age of 80. Margan was a water skiing champion, winner of six national titles, when she started her media career as a weather presenter at Melbourne’s GTV9 in the mid-1960s. She presented the weather at Nine for almost a decade — mostly …

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Dec 04 2017

Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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