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Nov 24 2016

Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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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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Dec 23 2013

1993: December 25-31

Cover: Dieter Brummer (Home And Away), Jo Bailey (Looking Good) A joke on the box Production has been completed on the third Fast Forward special 37 And A Bit, taking a comedic look at the Australian TV industry, set to go to air during 1994. The first Fast Forward special, Standing On The Road, featuring …

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Dec 18 2013

1993: December 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Andrew to join beach party Actor Andrew McFarlane is returning to television after three years working in the theatre. The former The Flying Doctors star is making a three-week guest appearance in Nine‘s Paradise Beach. “I’m going to play high-powered book publisher Gordon Fleet, a love interest for Zoe …

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Nov 25 2013

1993: November 27-December 3

Cover: Michelle Pfeiffer Jana’s back After a year away from television Jana Wendt has made a return as host of a 60 Minutes debate. “After 10 months on holiday it’s good to be back,” she told TV Week. “Even studying, it was still a holiday.” The debate, titled The Media: A Question Of Trust, was the final edition of 60 Minutes for the …

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Feb 16 2013

25 years since we met Kylie Mole

On the evening of Tuesday, 16 February 1988, the Ten Network debuted sketch comedy series The Comedy Company — and with that came the arrival of some future household names: Kylie Mole (pictured), Col’n Carpenter, Uncle Arthur and Con The Fruiterer. (Although, technically, some of these characters had appeared on an earlier comedy show, The …

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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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Aug 19 2012

1992: August 16-22

Goodnight, Jana! TV Week reports an exclusive that A Current Affair host Jana Wendt (pictured) is to take a year off on full pay — worth around $2 million — to spend more time with her young son, Daniel.  The deal, struck between Wendt and network chief David Leckie, was negotiated over a series of private …

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Aug 03 2012

1992: August 2-8

Cover: Rachel Blakely (Neighbours) The perils of being Phoebe Neighbours‘ Phoebe Bright (Simone Robertson) is only 17 years old but has had more than her fair share of emotional trauma.  First she was abused by her father and then had to cope with his sudden death.  Then she fell pregnant to boyfriend Todd Landers (Kristian …

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Jul 23 2012

1992: July 26-August 1

Cover: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away), Kieren Perkins Fighting words! Something of a rivalry has developed between fellow Nine personalities Clive Robertson and Ray Martin, following remarks that Robertson made on The World Tonight about his Midday counterpart.  Robertson’s comments were made in response to a letter asking him to open “a fete or something”.  “What …

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