Tag: Neighbours

Nov 16 2017

CBS completes Ten acquisition

US broadcaster CBS Corporation has completed its takeover of Ten Network Holdings. The deal gives the company Network Ten’s broadcast channels Ten, One and Eleven and online platform TenPlay. In a media statement issued earlier today, Network Ten CEO Paul Anderson said:  “We are delighted that the purchase of Ten by CBS Corporation, one of the largest and …

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Oct 22 2017

Obituary: Judith McGrath

Judith McGrath, actress best known from Prisoner and All Saints, has died at the age of 70. Born in Queensland, McGrath made an early appearance in the movie Age Of Consent, released in 1969. She later appeared in guest roles in Crawford dramas Bluey, Skyways (in multiple roles) and Young Ramsay, but it was her role …

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Sep 04 2017

Obituary: Alan Cassell

Alan Cassell, actor on Australian stage, film and television, died last week at the age of 85. Born in the United Kingdom, his acting career began in Western Australia. His work was mainly as a stage actor but he did have a lead role in a locally-produced series, The Drifter — one of the few …

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Jul 01 2017

Scott and Charlene’s 30th wedding anniversary

Children of the 1980s can feel a little bit older knowing that today marks the 30th anniversary of the wedding of Neighbours teen sweethearts Scott Robinson and Charlene Ramsay (Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue). The wedding, broadcast on 1 July 1987, brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes warring) families. It marked the culmination of a …

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Jun 26 2017

Remembering Listener In, TV Scene

It is 30 years ago this week that Melbourne’s TV Scene ceased publication after 62 years. It began as a radio magazine, Listener In, in 1925. By 1937 it had converted to a newspaper format. With television arriving in 1956, the Listener In showed it was adapting with the times… by adding “TV” to the …

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May 06 2017

Obituary: Val Jellay

Val Jellay, veteran showbiz performer and wife of the late Maurie Fields, has died at the age of 89. Son Marty Fields tweeted the sad news earlier today: “My mum, Val, passed away today of pneumonia. She lived an amazing life. She’s back with her beloved Maurie now. I will miss her very much.” Born …

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Apr 22 2017

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

A Current Affair host Jana Wednt caused an upset when she was not present to accept her Gold Logie at the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel. The Nine Network host’s absence was explained to be due to her requiring to stay in the Sydney-based studios after the end of …

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Mar 20 2017

Neighbours at risk in the UK

For over 30 years it’s been one of Australia’s most successful cultural exports, but now Neighbours‘ future in its biggest overseas market is in a precarious situation. The show’s UK broadcaster Channel 5 had been negotiating a contract renewal with production company FremantleMedia. Those negotiations have stalled amid reports that Channel 5’s new owner, American company Viacom, …

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Feb 05 2017

Obituary: Fred Parslow

Stage, film and television actor Fred Parslow has died at the age of 84. Parslow started at the Union Theatre Repertory Company (now Melbourne Theatre Company) in 1955 and appeared in many of its productions. He also featured in television from its earliest days, including comedy sketches on In Melbourne Tonight and The Ray Taylor Show and …

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Dec 25 2016

Neighbours’ Christmas fairytale

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback comes from 30 years ago — 1986. Neighbours was at the end of its second series (and its first series at Network Ten) and instead of doing the usual soapie trick of going out with a string of cliffhangers, the show instead ended the …

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