Tag: Blue Heelers

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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1996: June 22-28

Cover: Tom Cruise Angel’s saviour Home And Away‘s recently-widowed Angel (Melissa George) is set to be swept off her feet by Simon Broadhurst (Julian Garner) in a storyline that is to mark George’s departure from the series. “Simon’s a rich businessman who develops (computer) software. He’s kind of the Bill Gates of England,” Garner tells TV Week …

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1996: June 8-14

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century), Sam Newman (The Footy Show, Melbourne) Damian’s alcohol abuse warning This week’s episode of Blue Heelers sees Constable Adam Cooper (Damian Walshe-Howling) deeply distressed by the alcohol-related death of a teenage boy. “A group of young people, bored with living in a country town, get stuck into the …

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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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1996: May 25-31

Cover: Gillian Anderson (The X Files) The Don opens up Ray Martin talks to Sir Don Bradman in a two-hour special to go to air this week. Martin travelled to South Australia to talk to Sir Don for four hours at the Adelaide Oval — scene of many memorable moments from Bradman. The publicity-shy cricketing …

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Amanda Keller in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Network Ten presenter Amanda Keller (pictured) is among the hundreds of Australians in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Keller, whose television career dates back to the 1980s, has been awarded a Medal of the Order Of Australia (OAM) “for service to the broadcast media, and to the community.” A former producer and researcher for Midday, Keller became …

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1996: May 18-24

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Simon’s US success Aussie actor Simon Baker-Denny has landed a starring role in a pilot for an American series, plus a small role in an upcoming Hollywood film. Baker-Denny, whose Australian TV credits include E Street, GP, Naked and Sweat, has scored the lead role in The Last Best Place, …

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1996: May 11-17

Neighbours’ whirlwind wedding! Neighbours star Emma Harrison is set to walk down the aisle as her character, Joanna Hartman, weds Rob Evans (Graham Harvey) after a speedy romance. The wedding comes as a shock to Ramsay Street residents as Joanna is almost half Rob’s age. “It all happens very quickly, but Joanna is really drawn …

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1996: May 4-10

Lisa’s caught out of uniform! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune (pictured) says the longer she plays Constable Maggie Doyle the more she realises how different she is from the character. “Maggie would think Lisa was a total twit!,” McCune told TV Week. “If they were cousins, I couldn’t see them getting along. Maggie would hate everything …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

In 2006, after ten nominations and seeing his co-star Lisa McCune collect four over the years, it finally happened. Blue Heelers star John Wood collected the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 48th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “It’s wonderful, absolutely wonderful,” Wood told TV Week at the time. “I feel …

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