May 2018 archive

Jennifer Keyte returning to Ten

Seven News Melbourne newsreader Jennifer Keyte is jumping ship to rival Ten, to anchor the Ten Eyewitness News First At Five bulletin. For Keyte it is a return to Ten, where her television career started as reporter and part-time newsreader as well as host of late night show Nightlife. In 1987 she made the surprise …

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Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

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Sky News, WIN to launch new channel

Australian News Channel (ANC) and WIN Television have announced a content sharing agreement between ANC’s Sky News Australia and the regional WIN network. WIN will launch a new free-to-air channel, Sky News On WIN, featuring a mix of live and time-shifted content from Sky News Australia. In return, Sky News Australia will have access to …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 60th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Grant Denyer (Family Feud, All Star Family Feud), Amanda Keller (The Living Room) and …

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Fan Cards of GTV9

Some rare TV memorabilia from the 1960s. A range of fan cards from Melbourne’s GTV9 featuring some of the station’s star line-up. Given the ages of some of the presenters, the cards are estimated to date to 1965. #3 Miffy Marsh #4 Geoff Corke #5 Ron Blaskett #6 Jack Little #7 Maurie and Wayne Kirby …

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Seven’s Motel promised daytime sizzle

The Seven Network‘s bold — and third — attempt to produce a daytime soap opera was met with comparisons to popular overseas dramas Peyton Place and Coronation Street. With a generous budget and a cast list of 16, Motel was a serious attempt to crack the daytime market as an alternative to cheaper game and chat …

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Behind The News celebrating 50 years

ABC‘s children’s current affairs program Behind The News is approaching its 50th birthday. It was long thought that Behind The News began in 1969, until it was realised that it actually began under a different title, Current Affairs, in June 1968. The first program was hosted by Peter Sumner.  YouTube: Behind The News To …

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Obituary: Charles Slade

Former television journalist and newsreader Charles Slade has passed away. After a successful career in aviation, Slade made the move to media in the early 1980s. He started at Melbourne’s Fox FM before joining Network Ten‘s Good Morning Australia and Eyewitness News in Melbourne. YouTube: Rewind The Cassette After leaving Ten he moved to ABC …

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Obituary: Cathy Godbold

Former television actress Cathy Godbold has died at the age of 43 after a ten-year battle with cancer. The daughter of former TV and radio presenter Rosemary Margan, Godbold was was making headlines before she was even born as news of her mother’s pregnancy made the magazines. She was then pictured in TV magazine features with …

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Bert Newton and Anne Wills in Emmys speech

Bert Newton and Adelaide personality Anne Wills were surprise mentions at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, held earlier this week at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Days Of Our Lives stars Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, who have featured in the series on and off for almost 50 years and married both on and …

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