January 2018 archive

Jan 25 2018

Obituary: Moya O’Sullivan

Moya O’Sullivan, star of stage, film and television, has died in Sydney. A stage actor in the 1950s, O’Sullivan made the move to television in its very early days, appearing on televised plays, commercials and in early serials like The Story Of Peter Gray.  YouTube: Conniptions886 She starred in the historical drama Jonah before …

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Jan 20 2018

Classic TV Guides: Neighbours’ new neighbourhood

It was a big deal when Neighbours made the switch from the Seven Network to Network Ten in 1986. Never before had a drama series switched networks and it was a bold move by Ten, particularly as the show’s main weakness at Seven was its ratings performance in Sydney. Ten’s persistence in promoting the series …

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Jan 18 2018

Stamp of approval for TV legends

 YouTube: Australia Post Five of Australia’s most enduring personalities have been honoured with the latest release of Legends commemorative stamps from Australia Post. This year’s theme is Legends of TV Entertainment and Denise Drysdale, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ray Martin, Bert Newton and Daryl Somers now have postage stamps bearing their images — past and present …

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Jan 06 2018

Countdown leads Rage retro month

It’s been a big few months for Countdown fans. Last year saw ABC revisit the legendary music show for a 13-episode series of 1970s and 1980s nostalgia. And last weekend, the Countdown Live concert formed a significant portion of ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage. The telecast’s popularity with viewers and across social media has even …

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