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Nov 23 2014

1994: November 26-December 2

Cover: Tim Allen (Home Improvement) Paul raises interest in money Paul Clitheroe‘s Money program has been a ratings hit for Nine — but nobody was expecting much when the program was first proposed. Images of fawn-suited accountants, whiteboards and endless figures had the network’s creative heads cringing. But Money went on to be a ratings …

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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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Mar 27 2014

Lachlan Murdoch exits Ten

Lachlan Murdoch has stepped down as a Director and Chairman of the Ten Network to take up a co-chairman role at News Corp and its sister company 21st Century Fox, working alongside his father, Rupert. For the younger Murdoch it’s a return to the family business since they parted ways in 2005. Murdoch’s tenure at …

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Feb 07 2014

1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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Jan 26 2014

Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Apr 26 2013

Special: Australian TV History Timeline Pt 2

SPECIAL: Today after 45 years Days Of Our Lives departs Australian television as the longest running continuous drama on our screens. To mark the occasion Television.AU joins with TV Tonight in this special joint post, to recognise enduring television programs that have survived the volatile world of television (excluding News / Sport). DK:  David Knox, tvtonight.com.au AB:  Andrew Bayley, televisionau.com Special: …

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Feb 05 2013

1993: February 7-13

Cover: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Jenny come lately The time has come for Sarah Monahan to hand over her Hey Dad! character of Jenny to newcomer Angela Keep.  Monahan has one piece of advice for her successor: “Just enjoy yourself. If anyone bags you out, it’s only because they are jealous.”  Monahan, 16, has decided …

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Nov 15 2012

1992: November 15-21

Cover: Woody Harrelson, Jackie Swanson (Cheers) Here comes the bride… twice! A Country Practice comes to the end of the 1992 season with a wedding between town vet Anna Lacey (Anne Looby) and Sgt Tom Newman (Jon Concannon).  In typical soap wedding style, not everything goes to plan.  Anna’s mother Barbara (Olivia Hamnett) arrives in …

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Nov 12 2012

Ten axes Breakfast and newsreaders

It was only a matter of time.  Network Ten has earlier today announced that it will axe its much-derided morning show Breakfast at the end of the month. The final edition is scheduled for Friday, 30 November — the last weekday of the 2012 ratings season. The decision to axe the program comes after months …

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Oct 24 2012

1992: October 25-31

Ballroom blitz! Paul Mercurio, star of the box office hit Strictly Ballroom, is currently on a whirlwind tour of the United States and United Kingdom to promote the film.  He laughs at the comparisons made from American journalists that liken him to other actors that have starred in dance-themed movies, such as Patrick Swayze and …

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