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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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Nov 15 2016

40 years since The Sullivans

Every now and then a TV network will knock back a proposal, only to see it get picked up and become a success elsewhere. One of those programs was a World War II drama called The Sullivans. The concept had been offered by Crawford Productions to the Seven Network, which declined to pick it up. With …

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Oct 16 2016

1996: August 24-30

Melissa waves goodbye Since taping her last Home And Away scenes in July, Melissa George (pictured) has been busy with new ventures and has invested her three years’ salary from the show wisely. The 20-year-old has already built up an investment portfolio, including properties in New South Wales and Queensland, antiques and a growing corporate profile. …

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Oct 09 2016

1996: August 3-9

Simon proposes to Angel In the aftermath of the recent Summer Bay earthquake, Home And Away‘s Angel (Melissa George, pictured) receives a proposal from wealthy businessman Simon Broadhurst (Julian Garner) — but it was second time lucky for Simon. His first proposal was met with some indignation from Angel — feeling that he was buying …

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Sep 25 2016

TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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Sep 15 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part V

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. 20. The Panel (Ten, 1998-2004) As far as TV formats go, this one was pretty basic. Just a line-up of presenters discussing the week’s events with some special guests to keep …

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Sep 11 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 begins…

Australian television is 60 years old this week. It was on the night on 16 September 1956 that Bruce Gyngell (pictured) declared “Good evening, and welcome to television” to an estimated viewing audience of around 100,000 — whether they be at home watching on television or among the thousands to be viewing from outside shop windows, …

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Jun 30 2016

1996: June 1-7

Cover: Katrina Hobbs, Nic Testoni, Isla Fisher, Emily Symons (Home And Away) ‘I wanted to be the next Ray Martin!’ Former model Nic Testoni is enjoying current success in Home And Away, having scored a TV Week Logie Award earlier in the year, but recalls his start in the industry was far from glamorous. “I …

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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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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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