Tag Archive: Heartbreak High

Nov 24 2016

Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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Oct 19 2016

1996: September 14-20

Hello, Sailor! Martin Henderson (pictured with Isla Fisher) sails into Home And Away as Sub-Lieutenant Geoff Thomas, on board a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat cruising the waters near Summer Bay in search of an errant World War II mine. It’s not long before the sailor sets eyes on Shannon (Fisher) and recognises her from …

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Jun 11 2016

1996: May 4-10

Lisa’s caught out of uniform! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune (pictured) says the longer she plays Constable Maggie Doyle the more she realises how different she is from the character. “Maggie would think Lisa was a total twit!,” McCune told TV Week. “If they were cousins, I couldn’t see them getting along. Maggie would hate everything …

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Mar 22 2016

1996: March 23-29

Cover: Aaron Jeffery, Sophie Heathcote (Water Rats) Sigrid set for murder The Seven and Nine networks have been in battle over the latest project to come from producer Hal McElroy. Murder Calling, a 26-part series based on Jennifer Rowe‘s Verity Birdwood mystery series, was initially in development between McElroy’s company, Southern Star Xanadu, and the Seven …

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Mar 06 2016

1996: March 2-8

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) ‘I was crying every night’ Joining the cast of Neighbours was meant to be a dream come true for Brisbane actress Emma Harrison. Instead, she became desperately homesick and struggled with the pressure of the high profile publicity that comes with being in the long-running soap. “For six months …

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Feb 07 2016

1996: February 3-9

Cover: Nicole Kidman The gang of four 60 Minutes producer John Westacott insists that, despite Jana Wendt leaving the program to join the Seven Network, “We’re still the winning team!” Westacott concedes that losing Wendt is disappointing but still has full confidence in his team of reporters — Tracey Curro, Richard Carleton, Charles Wooley and …

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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 17 2015

1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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Nov 09 2015

1995: October 28-November 3

Cover: Adam Willits, Tempany Deckert (Home And Away) Steven’s towering stunt! Police Rescue star Steve Bastoni is set to cap off his five years with the show by dangling off Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower. “It’s by far the scariest stunt I’ve performed,” Bastoni told TV Week. “I can’t describe the excitement. I’m buzzing!” In the scene, …

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Oct 20 2015

1995: October 21-27

Kimberley in full cry Kimberley Davies (pictured) told TV Week she can’t think why she is leaving Neighbours after three years. “I just am,” she said. “There’s no particular reason. It’s time to leave.” Davies also refuses to elaborate on speculation that she has landed a new job overseas. “Can’t say,” she says. “Because I just …

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