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Jul 13 2017

The short saga of Hotel Story

YouTube: Conniptions886 By the end of 1976, the 0-10 Network‘s former flagship dramas Number 96 and The Box were coming to the end of their reign. Number 96 producer Bill Harmon hoped to fill the inevitable gap that was to come with a string of spin-off projects featuring key members of the Number 96 cast. …

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Sep 03 2014

Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Dec 27 2012

Obituary: Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, Australian actress of radio, stage, film and television, died earlier this month at the age of 96. Born in the Victorian town of Queenscliff, Kennedy trained as a school teacher but discovered an interest in acting after winning an amateur contest in the late 1930s. Among Kennedy’s early radio appearances were the variety program …

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Aug 29 2010

WIN rediscovers Homicide

When it debuted in October 1964, Homicide marked a significant milestone in the development of Australian television drama.  There had been earlier attempts at drama series, soap operas, mini-series and televised plays but many struggled to gain a high profile in Australia’s early television landscape.  After all, it was so much cheaper to buy US …

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Mar 20 2010

1990: March 3-9

‘I want to show the real me!’ Sale Of The Century hostess Alyce Platt (pictured) wants to dump her conservative, quiz-show image.  The former Sons And Daughters star is now in her fourth year on the Nine Network quiz show and is daring to bring a new daring look to the long-running program.  “It was …

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Jan 05 2010

Brian James

Of the names remembered in our last post of 2009 there was one name that has only now come to our attention – actor Brian James, who passed away late last year at the age of 91. A former schoolteacher, James served in the Navy for six years before making his professional acting debut in …

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