Tag: Hey Hey It’s Saturday

WIN’s ten years out west

It is now ten years since regional network WIN spread to Western Australia.  The station was originally due to launch on Friday 26 March 1999 but at the last minute decided to begin broadcasting a day earlier to broadcast news bulletins with particular attention to Cyclone Vance that had swept across the state just days …

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1979: March 24-30

Cover: Tom Baker (Doctor Who)  Who will play Dame Nellie? Several Australian actresses are hoping for the lead role in the Grundy Organisation’s proposed eight-part mini-series on the life of Australia’s first great opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba.  The mini-series, to be made on location in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Europe, will be …

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1979: February 24-March 2

Cover: Peter Lochran, Diana McLean, Chris Orchard (The Young Doctors)  Stars of ’79 TV Times has approached TV producers to nominate the actors and actresses who they believe will make a big impact in 1979.  Don Battye, producer of The Restless Years, sees a big future for new recruits Jamie Gleeson and Lenore Smith:  “The …

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TV icons of the Sunshine State

Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper has obtained a secret list of people, places and events nominated by Queensland politicians as icons of the state. The list is being prepared as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  From the initial list of 700, a bipartisan panel of MPs will attempt to trim the list to 300 which …

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Melbourne’s Guide turns 18

The Herald Sun Guide has been a weekly supplement in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper since October 1990. Though it could be said that the Guide actually had its origins as Melbourne’s Listener In which began as a radio listing back in 1925 and continued publication until 1987, ending its days as TV Scene. The Sun …

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Saturday night highlights

Saturday nights are usually regarded as the graveyard of prime-time TV. The assumption of commercial network programmers is that the type of viewers that advertisers most likely want to attract are out of the house on Saturday night, so there is no point in trying to appeal to them. As a result, Saturday night TV …

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