Tag Archive: Big Sky

Jan 26 2017

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Oct 17 2016

1996: August 31-September 6

Cover: Fran Drescher (The Nanny) ‘Death by misadventure’ Actors and media identities have criticised Prime Minister John Howard‘s recent announcement to strip the ABC of $70 million in funding over the next two years. “The ABC had such great promise and I don’t see why we buried her,” actor Steve Bisley, starring in ABC’s GP, …

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Oct 09 2016

1996: August 3-9

Simon proposes to Angel In the aftermath of the recent Summer Bay earthquake, Home And Away‘s Angel (Melissa George, pictured) receives a proposal from wealthy businessman Simon Broadhurst (Julian Garner) — but it was second time lucky for Simon. His first proposal was met with some indignation from Angel — feeling that he was buying …

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Jun 30 2016

1996: June 1-7

Cover: Katrina Hobbs, Nic Testoni, Isla Fisher, Emily Symons (Home And Away) ‘I wanted to be the next Ray Martin!’ Former model Nic Testoni is enjoying current success in Home And Away, having scored a TV Week Logie Award earlier in the year, but recalls his start in the industry was far from glamorous. “I …

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Apr 30 2016

1996: April 27-May 3

Ray grabs Gold again! A Current Affair host Ray Martin has won his fifth Gold Logie — and now an unprecedented four in a row — and has lashed out at his critics, specifically media commentator Phillip Adams and Media Watch host Stuart Littlemore. “Gee, Phillip Adams is going to be upset now, and there’ll be …

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Mar 31 2016

1996: March 30-April 5

Blue Heeler’s tragic exit Dramatic scenes in this week’s Blue Heelers will see Constable Wayne Patterson tragically killed, but actor Grant Bowler (pictured with Lisa McCune) is glad to be gone. “Part of the reason I left the show is because I thought I no longer had a lot to offer it creatively,” he told …

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Aug 04 2014

Television.AU August Update

Some non-blog updates for the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES: Saturday 26 September 1987 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final Saturday 31 December 1988 — VICTORIA Tuesday 11 September 2001 — MELBOURNE Monday 20 October 1958 — SYDNEY Autumn Affair begins Saturday 22 April 1972 — SYDNEY Friday 24 October 1980 — SYDNEY Official Opening SBS0/28 Monday 9 February …

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Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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