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Sep 16 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part VI

Concluding this week’s countdown of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V. 10. Neighbours (Seven/Ten/Eleven, 1985-) Neighbours was set to be one of Australia’s shortest lived soaps, being axed by the Seven Network only six months after its launch. But producer Reg Grundy‘s faith …

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Jun 11 2016

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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May 26 2015

1995: May 27-June 2

Cover: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) End of an affair? He’s been in television for 30 years, won four Gold Logies and is topping the ratings with A Current Affair and his own series of celebrity interview specials, but Ray Martin has given his first indication that it might be …

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Mar 08 2015

Television and the Greater 3UZ

This website doesn’t often acknowledge the history of radio but today is an exception. Radio station 3UZ, Melbourne’s first commercial radio station, turns 90 years old today. The station has had many links to television over the decades — even years before television began. 3UZ and rival station 3DB were partners in experimental television transmissions as far back …

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Jan 05 2015

1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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Sep 14 2014

Ready When You Are… or were we?

One of the most successful US comedy shows of the Sixties and early Seventies was Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In. The rapid-fire comic sketches with all the psychedelic colours of the era was a hit for America’s NBC network and also found a following in Australia (although Australians still saw the show in black and white). …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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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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Feb 07 2014

1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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Jan 30 2014

1994: January 29-February 4

Angel’s little devil In Home And Away, Shane’s (Dieter Brummer) realisation that former street kid Angel (Melissa George) had a baby at the age of 14 has led the couple on a journey to find the three-year-old child that was taken away from her. “Angel has always wanted to go back and see her child, …

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