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May 21 2016

Obituary: Oscar Whitbread

Oscar Whitbread, former television producer, died earlier this week at the age of 86. Whitbread first joined ABV2 in Melbourne in January 1957, just months after it first commenced transmission. His early years at ABV were predominantly focused on producing documentary and variety programs — in particular, the long-running magazine program Panorama, hosted by popular presenter Corinne Kerby, …

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Mar 15 2016

1996: March 16-22

Gladiators is gone! Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s Daryl Somers has hosed down predictions from rival Seven Network that the 25-year-old show will struggle to rate in 1996. While he acknowledges that Seven’s Gladiators is having some success in the Saturday night battle, he notes that success come down to demographics. “If you look at the demographic of …

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Jan 12 2016

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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Aug 09 2015

1995: August 5-11

Cover: Kevin Costner Cameron F/X a comeback Cameron Daddo, the former Perfect Match host who moved to the US to pursue an acting career, has landed a leading role in the TV pilot F/X. The new show, based on the films F/X and F/X2, is being filmed in Toronto as a two-hour pilot which producers …

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Apr 15 2015

Matlock Police now on DVD

Matlock Police, the 1970s police drama, is the latest from the Crawfords Australia archive to be released on DVD. The first volume of 26 episodes feature regular cast members Michael Pate, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin and Grigor Taylor and include guest appearances by some of Australia’s most familiar actors — including Sheila Florance (in the first …

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Oct 28 2014

1994: October 29-November 4

Cover: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Home Improvement), Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr Cooper) Byrne hot for Real Life Rumours around the television industry indicate that former 60 Minutes reporter and Sydney radio 2BL presenter Jennifer Byrne is set to return to TV as host of Seven‘s Real Life, replacing Stan Grant. Adding fuel to the speculation is …

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Sep 04 2014

1994: September 3-9

Cover: Deborah Hutton (Looking Good) A marriage of inconvenience Richard Piper and Brandon Burke play divorced guys who share a house in Seven‘s new comedy series Wedlocked. Their characters, publisher Lex Dexter (Piper) and psychologist Chris Gilchrist (Burke), are soon joined by the outrageous Susie Abruzzo (Dina Panozzo) who agrees to pretend to be Gilchrist’s …

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Mar 26 2013

1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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Mar 18 2013

1993: March 21-27

Logies: Gold is their goal Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Georgie Parker and Bruce Samazan (pictured) have been shortlisted for the Gold Logie by TV Week readers.  It is Parker’s second Gold nomination, coming after a year where she farewelled A Country Practice and took on a new role in Acropolis Now.  Somers has won three Gold …

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Jan 08 2013

1993: January 10-16

Georgie Parker: A brilliant success in trying times! On the eve of the opening night for stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) says it’s not possible.  “The title is not true!,” she told TV Week.  “I think a musical performance is the hardest of …

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