Tag: Hotel Story

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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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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Feb 11 2014

40 years since The Box, Class Of ’74

Forty years ago there was a turning point for two of Australia’s most prolific television producers — Reg Grundy and Hector Crawford. Grundy (pictured), a former radio announcer, had built his TV production empire largely on game and panel shows — many being local adaptations of formats developed overseas. It was a successful strategy but …

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Apr 10 2010

TelevisionAU Update 10-Apr-10

http://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #53 Production of the mini-series A Town Like Alice, based on Nevil Shute‘s novel of the same name, was first planned in 1979 for the Seven Network on the back of the success of their earlier historical epic, Against The Wind.  A Town Like Alice was a hit when it aired in …

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