Tag: A Country Practice

Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Obituary: Lois Ramsey

Lois Ramsey, the actress best known as “Mrs H” from the 1970s series The Box, has died at the age of 93. Born in Adelaide, Ramsey appeared in a number of early TV productions including Consider Your Verdict, Adventures Of The Seaspray, The Battlers, Riptide and Homicide. She also appeared in the sketch comedy series …

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1996: January 13-19

Battered, bruised and burnt! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune and Fire newcomer Tottie Goldsmith (pictured) are finding out the hard way about the physical demands of their jobs. McCune, referring to filming a dramatic two-part episode to go to air next month, told TV Week: “I had bruises all over my hips after shooting on Blue Heelers …

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1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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Ten Brisbane turns 50

Ten Brisbane is 50 years old today. As well as being Brisbane’s third commercial station it was also the third station to launch in the Independent Television System — the network now known as Network Ten. The licence to operate the new channel was awarded to Universal Telecasters (Queensland) Limited in February 1964. But only a few weeks …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday 9 March 1990 and televised on the Ten Network. Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas …

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1995: April 8-14

We’re all doomed romantically! The Blue Heelers men — Grant Bowler, Martin Sacks, William McInnes and Damian Walshe-Howling (pictured) — all agree that their characters have a lot to learn when it comes to relationships. “It’s a bit of an inside joke with us that we’re all doomed romantically,” Grant Bowler (Constable Wayne Patterson) told TV Week. …

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1995: March 25-31

Cover: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Home And Away pregnancy shock! With romance in the air, the wedding of Shane and Angel (Dieter Brummer and Melissa George) in Home And Away leads to a one-night stand between best man Damian (Matt Doran) and Selina (Tempany Deckert). “Ages ago Selina …

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Neighbours — I said it wouldn’t last

It was 30 years ago — 18 March 1985 — and, after much promotion, Seven‘s new drama series Neighbours was making its debut. The first episode made a rather cryptic entrance, straight into a dream sequence, as Danny Ramsay (David Clencie) finds himself surrounded by family and neighbours who take great delight in laughing at him in the …

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1995: March 4-10

Cover: Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue Kimberley swaps sides Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s plans to secure Kimberley Joseph for an on-air role (reported two weeks ago) have come undone. The former Paradise Beach star had already taped a segment ahead of Hey Hey‘s scheduled return for 1995, but two days before the show was to return to …

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