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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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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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Jun 30 2016

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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Apr 30 2016

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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Apr 09 2016

1996: April 6-12

Cover: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson (The X Files) Logies: The Famous Five TV Week has announced the nominations for the upcoming 38th annual TV Week Logie Awards. In a change with tradition, each category will have five nominations and all but the Gold category will be narrowed to three nominations on the big night. Meanwhile, …

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Feb 28 2016

1996: February 24-March 1

Brits ban ‘greedy’ Aussie soap stars Magazine titles in the United Kingdom are banning Australian soap stars from their pages in protest at the large sums being asked for interviews and photo shoots. The editors of the magazines have written to the actors’ agents, complaining that some of the asking prices — some as high …

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Dec 28 2015

1995: December 30-January 5

Soaps ’96 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s new and returning dramas in 1996: Blue Heelers returns with a two-part storyline focusing on Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune), whose life will be in danger during a hospital siege. “We plan to have a few two-parters at the start of the year,” …

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Nov 29 2015

1995: November 25-December 1

Maggie makes her move The long-time simmering attraction between Blue Heelers cops PJ and Maggie (Martin Sacks and Lisa McCune, pictured) finally results in their first kiss as the series comes to a close for the year. But in a surprising development, given PJ’s usual forward manner with women, it is Maggie who makes the first …

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Sep 29 2015

1995: September 30-October 6

We’ll Sale into the next century! Sale Of The Century co-host Nicky Buckley (pictured) has put to rest rumours that she plans to leave the show to pursue an acting career. Her fellow co-host Glenn Ridge recently declared he would stay with Sale “for as long as they’ll have me”. And Buckley has added, “I’m with him!”. …

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Sep 08 2015

1995: September 9-15

Cover: Cybill Shepherd (Cybill) and Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) Kimberley to move in to Hollywood! Rumours indicate that Neighbours star Kimberley Davies is set to leave the show and move to Hollywood to pursue further opportunities and to escape Australia’s tall poppy syndrome. When asked by TV Week about her plans, her response was: “Um… …

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