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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 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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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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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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1996: April 20-26

Angel’s baby — it’s a girl! Home And Away‘s newest addition is born in episodes to go to air this week. Angel (Melissa George) gives birth to daughter Shane — named after the baby’s recently-deceased father. Of course, the baby’s birth — already 10 weeks premature — is in dramatic circumstances. Summer Bay is hit …

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1996: April 13-19

Dieter’s Logies challenge In the lead up to the 38th annual TV Week Logie Awards, Sale Of The Century is to feature a week-long contest, the Logies Special Challenge. The week of special shows includes various TV Week Logie Award winners from throughout the decades — including Don Lane, Johnny Young, Bobby Limb, Jeanne Little, …

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