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Oct 20 2014

Homicide: 50 years on

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of Homicide on Australian television. The series, produced by Crawford Productions, wasn’t the first drama produced by Australian television but was the first to demonstrate that Australian audiences would watch locally-produced drama in overwhelming numbers. Its success sparked a booming industry of Australian television drama production. But …

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Oct 02 2014

On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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Sep 03 2014

Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Jul 17 2014

Obituary: John Walton

John Walton, one of the original cast members of The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 62. The Sydney-born actor featured in the 1973 ABC telemovie adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew and had studied at NIDA. In 1976 he was appearing in a theatre production of Much Ado About Nothing when he was …

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Jul 13 2014

1994: July 9-15

Summer Bay shock! Despite recent turbulent times in their relationship, Home And Away‘s Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) are to become engaged in episodes to air this week. Shane takes Angel to a jewellery store and he asks her whether she likes a specific ring, then pops the question. Angel doesn’t say yes …

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Apr 20 2014

1994: April 23-29

Logies: Back to back Gold for Ray Ray Martin (pictured with Logies guest Michael Crawford) has won his third Gold Logie at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “I’m very proud. To beat the likes of, especially people like Gary Sweet and Daryl Somers. I thought it was Gary’s year, so I’m very pleased,” Martin …

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Feb 11 2014

40 years since The Box, Class Of ’74

Forty years ago there was a turning point for two of Australia’s most prolific television producers — Reg Grundy and Hector Crawford. Grundy (pictured), a former radio announcer, had built his TV production empire largely on game and panel shows — many being local adaptations of formats developed overseas. It was a successful strategy but …

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Dec 10 2013

HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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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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Dec 26 2012

1992: December 27-January 2

Cover: Bruce Samazan (E Street) Fast Forward fever! There seems to be a lot of activity — and confusion — behind-the-scenes as Seven‘s new-look Fast Forward begins to take shape for 1993.  Fast Forward favourite Magda Szubanski will not be appearing in the new-look series, although Seven says this is news to them.  The network …

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