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1996: March 9-15

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) and Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) Long lost Friends The battle between the Seven and Nine networks over the rights to the top ratings US sitcom Friends has been won by Seven… and Nine. Seven has secured the rights to the first season but Nine will have any subsequent series …

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1996: March 2-8

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) ‘I was crying every night’ Joining the cast of Neighbours was meant to be a dream come true for Brisbane actress Emma Harrison. Instead, she became desperately homesick and struggled with the pressure of the high profile publicity that comes with being in the long-running soap. “For six months …

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1996: February 10-16

Cover: Kristy Wright, Shane Ammann (Home And Away) ‘Jana Show’ takes shape Details are starting to emerge about the new current affairs program the Seven Network is planning for its new star, Jana Wendt. Wendt, who moved from Nine‘s 60 Minutes for a reported $2 million-a-year deal with Seven, is set to front a 60 …

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1996: January 6-12

TV Turns 40: Bert looks back Australian TV turns 40 years old in 1996. Bert Newton — who has been involved with TV almost since the beginning — looks back at those early days: “In the major cities in 1956 — TV didn’t come to rural Australia until much later, of course — I remember …

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1995: December 23-29

Dieter’s giant leap… out of Summer Bay After 864 episodes over four years, Dieter Brummer (pictured) has taped his last scenes for Home And Away — but it was not an emotional exit, with just a simple “thanks very much, everybody,” as his fellow cast mates wished him well. “I don’t get super-emotional about too …

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1995: November 18-24

‘I’m looking forward to leaving!’ After three years as Home And Away‘s Angel, Melissa George (pictured) is preparing to say goodbye to the series that has made her famous. It is an exit that has brought mixed emotions for the young star. “I am looking forward to leaving next June. But it’s going to be …

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1995: October 21-27

Kimberley in full cry Kimberley Davies (pictured) told TV Week she can’t think why she is leaving Neighbours after three years. “I just am,” she said. “There’s no particular reason. It’s time to leave.” Davies also refuses to elaborate on speculation that she has landed a new job overseas. “Can’t say,” she says. “Because I just …

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1995: October 14-20

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) Midday show to be a late bloomer Midday co-host Tracy Grimshaw has conceded that the revived daytime show’s pre-publicity did nothing to endear it to a mature audience. “In the lead-up to the launch of the show we allowed a concept that wasn’t right to get …

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1995: October 7-13

Mum’s the word Home And Away‘s Melissa George (pictured) says there is an unexpected benefit to portraying a pregnant woman on television. “Now I can eat my lunch before going on set and not have to worry about holding my tummy in!,” she told TV Week. Her character Angel’s pregnancy to Shane (Dieter Brummer) was not …

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Nine to sell Willoughby studios

For almost 60 years it has hosted some of Australian TV’s most successful personalities and productions. Today, the Nine Network announces that it has sold its studio property in the Sydney suburb of Willoughby for $147.5 million. Nine advises that the property has been bought by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties, with the sale expected to …

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