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Jan 19 2017

TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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Oct 20 2016

1996: September 21-27

Aussie screen successes are a window to the world Getaway reporter Lochie Daddo has got so used to reporting on his travels that a recent holiday to the NSW ski fields left him a bit disoriented. “It was weird. I kept looking for a camera to have to do something to,” he told TV Week. …

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Aug 13 2016

1996: June 29-July 5

Cover: Tasma Walton, Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Wake up, Ramsay Street! Network Ten has denied rumours that there were plans to dump Neighbours in favour of a new soap being developed by Southern Star, the producer of Ten’s ill-fated Echo Point. “The network is totally committed to keeping the show on air and is very …

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May 09 2016

Obituary: Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, the radio announcer who went on to become one of Australia’s most successful television producers, has died at the age of 92. His media career began in the 1950s as a sports commentator on Sydney radio station 2SM. This led to him developing and hosting radio game shows, the most successful being Wheel …

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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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Mar 10 2016

Obituary: Jon English

Jon English, singer, songwriter and actor on stage and television, has died following complications while undergoing surgery. The 66-year-old was surrounded by his partner and children at the time of his death. Born in the United Kingdom, English emigrated to Australia with his family in the early 1960s. He’d shown an interest in music from an early age, …

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Jan 30 2016

Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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Nov 02 2015

Don’t forget… it’s Movember!

Movember is a month-long charity event that started in Australia and has since spread worldwide. For the month of November men are being asked to grow a moustache and gain sponsors to raise funds and awareness for men’s health initiatives – such as those targeting prostate cancer and depression. So please either grow a mo’ …

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Apr 04 2015

TEN10… Sex and the Seventies

Continuing the history of TEN10, Sydney. Part I can be found here. The Seventies began with TEN10 still in a precarious financial situation. Profits were small and both the channel and the renamed 0-10 Network were yet to have a break out hit after over five years on air. The network’s first attempt at serious drama, the …

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Mar 11 2015

Obituary: Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff, veteran entertainer and showbiz identity, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 90. English-born Wagstaff first came to Australia in the 1950s to star in the JC Williamson production Not In The Book. This was followed by starring roles in stage productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of …

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