Tag: Graham Kennedy’s News Show

Apr 05 2017

St Kilda Film Festival to pay tribute to Graham Kennedy

The St Kilda Film Festival in association with the National Film And Sound Archive is presenting a tribute to Graham Kennedy. Kennedy, who hailed from nearby Balaclava, of course went on to become of Australia’s most celebrated showbusiness identities. From his early days in radio to conquering the new medium of television — eventually even winning …

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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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Aug 18 2015

Nine to sell Willoughby studios

For almost 60 years it has hosted some of Australian TV’s most successful personalities and productions. Today, the Nine Network announces that it has sold its studio property in the Sydney suburb of Willoughby for $147.5 million. Nine advises that the property has been bought by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties, with the sale expected to …

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Jul 07 2013

1993: July 4-10

Summer Bay’s hot teen lovers Despite their on screen bickering Home And Away‘s Angel and Shane (Melissa George and Dieter Brummer, pictured) are headed for romance. But the thought of kissing on camera doesn’t look like upsetting the young stars.  Brummer, 17, just shrugs it off as part of the job. “You muck around and there’s …

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Apr 25 2013

When the King came back to the castle

“The King wants his crown back” screamed the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s The Guide on 28 March 1988 (pictured), as Graham Kennedy prepared to make his return to the Nine Network thirteen years after they had formally parted company.  Nine was welcoming their golden boy back with open arms, and a generous …

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Feb 04 2012

ABC1 presents The Real Graham Kennedy

When TV looks back on the man that was Graham Kennedy, it rarely drifts from the public side of the talented performer:  The hilarious moments from In Melbourne Tonight, his comic rapport with Bert Newton, the portrayal of the mega-camp ‘Cyril’ in Blankety Blanks, and the 1980s success of Graham Kennedy’s News Show, just to …

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Jun 30 2011

Tracy Grimshaw’s 30 years at Nine

A Current Affair last night presented a tribute to host Tracy Grimshaw to commemorate her 30 years at the Nine Network. Starting at Nine as a reporter for National Nine News in Melbourne, Grimshaw later gained a national profile as a daytime newsreader and guest presenter on Graham Kennedy’s Coast To Coast. In 1995, Grimshaw …

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Apr 12 2010

1990: March 17-23

Gold, silver… and a touch of brass! The 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins, honoured the most popular and outstanding achievements of Australian TV in 1989.  Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas guests John Travolta, Ernest Borgnine, Pauline Collins and John Alderton, with Australian actress …

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Mar 20 2010

1990: March 10-16

Logies 1990: Who’ll grab the glittering prize? Last year’s TV Week Gold Logie winner Daryl Somers has been nominated for the 1990 TV Week Gold Logie, but has some tough competition – Nine Network colleagues Jana Wendt (A Current Affair) and Ray Martin (Midday), and soapie heart-throb Craig McLachlan (Neighbours).  Somers has already won three …

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Mar 01 2010

Logies Hall of Fame names leaked

The Australian’s media columnist Amanda Meade has leaked an “unauthorised” list of names being considered for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards’ Hall of Fame. Normally the award is nominated and voted in private by an industry panel, with the winner announced prior to the awards ceremony. According to Meade the following names are on …

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