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Countdown turns 40

Countdown, the show that epitomised the pop music scene in Australia for over a decade, made its debut 40 years ago today. Produced at ABC‘s Melbourne studios, Countdown was initially commissioned for six half-hour and two one-hour programs to air on Friday evenings in November and December 1974. The new show was six months in …

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Obituary: Leigh Spence

Leigh Spence, director of TV dramas including Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away, has died at the age of 75. Soap opera historian Andrew Mercado has written a tribute to Spence, published by The Sydney Morning Herald. Spence’s career started at the ABC in the late 1950s, starting as a studio hand before working …

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January is Rage retro month

It’s January again.  Time for Rage to go back through the ABC archive and dig out those classic pop music shows of years gone by.  For the next four Saturday nights (or early Sunday morning), Rage goes retro in what has been an annual tradition for years. Retro month kicks off with a one-hour preview …

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Rage goes retro in January

For years now it’s been an annual tradition – when ABC1’s Rage goes into retro mode during the month of January. Every year Rage digs through the archive to bring viewers a mix of retro hits and repeats of classic ABC shows.  In previous years the retro playlists predominantly featured old Countdown and Rock Arena …

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