Tag: Larger Than Life

Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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May 01 2013

1993: April 25-May 1

Simon heads for Wandin Valley E Street star Simon Denny had been considering if it was time to move on from the series after one year as Constable Sam Farrell — only to have the decision made for him when the series was axed. The Tasmanian-born former model admits he had considered the move for …

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Feb 16 2013

25 years since we met Kylie Mole

On the evening of Tuesday, 16 February 1988, the Ten Network debuted sketch comedy series The Comedy Company — and with that came the arrival of some future household names: Kylie Mole (pictured), Col’n Carpenter, Uncle Arthur and Con The Fruiterer. (Although, technically, some of these characters had appeared on an earlier comedy show, The …

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Jul 18 2010

1990: July 7-13

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Confrontation! The Ten Network’s long-awaited return of The Comedy Company is about to hit screens as the ratings underdog up against Nine’s 60 Minutes.  “I don’t think it will be that hard to make up lost ground on 60 Minutes,” producer Ian McFadyen told TV Week.  The …

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Jun 26 2010

1990: June 2-8

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Meet the new Pippa The producers of Seven’s Home And Away have found a new actress for the key role of Pippa Fletcher.  Debra Lawrence, previously seen in ABC’s The Fast Lane, will take over the role of Pippa from Vanessa Downing who has decided to leave …

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Jun 12 2010

1990: May 26-June 1

All in the family! Some new arrivals are set to appear in Neighbours.  The first will be a baby for Kerry  Mangel (Linda Hartley, pictured) and husband Joe (Mark Little).  Neighbours’ other new arrivals will be a new family – the Willises – headed by Doug Willis, played by veteran actor Terry Donovan, whose son …

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Feb 20 2010

1990: February 10-16

‘I’m anchored to the chair!’ Despite her recent working trip to Czechoslovakia, A Current Affair host Jana Wendt (pictured) says it’s likely to be a long time before she goes anywhere else for an extended break.  “I am anchored to this chair,” she told TV Week.  “I wish I had a chain to prove it …

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