Tag: Home And Away

Back to the first day at Summer Bay

The Seven Network’s new digital channel 7TWO has a couple of Aussie soap classics from the archives. Starting tomorrow morning (Tuesday 3 November) at 9.30am, 7TWO presents the two-hour pilot of Home And Away. Produced during 1987, the pilot provides the background on foster family the Fletchers, their move from the city to the coastal …

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Seven catches up with 7TWO

Finally, the Seven Network has made a definite announcement about it’s long-long-awaited second channel. Eight months after chief David Leckie said that an announcement of Seven’s digital plan was “imminent”, the network has told the public about their new channel to begin on Sunday 1 November at 12.00pm. “It’s Time”, shouts the promos, for 7TWO …

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YouTube: The Two-Way Mirror

Reg Watson of the Reg Grundy Organisation was responsible for penning the scripts for some of the most popular and successful soaps on Australian TV – The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Sons And Daughters, Neighbours, to name a few – but here is one that he was perhaps less likely to add to his CV and, …

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TV Week Logie Awards 2009

Packed To The Rafters star Rebecca Gibney has won the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. The hit Seven Network series won a total of six awards in tonight’s presentation, including two for new talent Jessica Marais and Gibney also winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress. The Nine …

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Ten News knocked Out Of The Blue

There is a new weeknight soapie coming to Australian TV – something of a rarity these days apart from Neighbours (pictured) and Home And Away which have been plugging away since the 1980s – but, like those two soapie stalwarts in their earlier days, there are some quirks surrounding this new show. Out Of The …

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TV Week Logie Awards 2008

Former Home And Away star Kate Ritchie has won her second Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. The actress, who has recently left the series after twenty years on-air, also won the award for Most Popular Actress. Full list of this year’s TV Week Logie winners, in order of presentation: Most Popular …

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Heath Ledger

Australian-born Hollywood actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment this morning, Australian time. The 28-year-old actor was born and grew up in Perth and began acting at the age of 15. The teenage actor scored a role in the children’s drama Ship To Shore, and in 1996 appeared as an aspiring …

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TelevisionAU Website Update 19-Jan-08

http://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK #44: English-born comedian Ugly Dave Gray was a regular on GTV9’s In Melbourne Tonight in the 1960s, and was a host of the program in 1970. He later turned to acting, appearing as nightclub owner Bunny Howard in The Young Doctors in 1976, before taking a position on the celebrity panel of top-rating …

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The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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Telethon weekend hits Perth

This weekend, 13 and 14 October, Perth’s annual Telethon returns for its 40th year. The appeal, raising funds for various children’s charities in Western Australia, began on TVW7 in 1968 and is now a statewide event through TVW7 and its regional affiliate Golden West Network (GWN). The first Telethon raised $90,182. Since then over $74 …

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