Tag: Neighbours

Nov 04 2008

Ten News knocked Out Of The Blue

There is a new weeknight soapie coming to Australian TV – something of a rarity these days apart from Neighbours (pictured) and Home And Away which have been plugging away since the 1980s – but, like those two soapie stalwarts in their earlier days, there are some quirks surrounding this new show. Out Of The …

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Aug 19 2008

Alan Dale attacked by zombies!

Is there no stopping Alan Dale?  For twenty years he was the stalwart of Aussie soaps with long-running roles in The Young Doctors and Neighbours (as Jim Robinson, pictured).  Then he went overseas and has continued to pop up on our screens ever since – 24, The OC, Lost, The West Wing, Ugly Betty and …

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Jun 09 2008

Reg Grundy in Queen’s Birthday honours

He might not have been crowned the King of Australian Television, but Reg Grundy (pictured) has today received Queen’s Birthday honours for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Grundy, now 84, started in television hosting the original Wheel Of Fortune for Sydney’s TCN9 in the 1950s, though the program originally began on radio.  He then …

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May 19 2008

The NEW kid’s turning 20

Perth’s third commercial TV station NEW10 is 20 years old. The launch of the channel on Friday 20 May 1988 marked the end of a twenty-three year wait for Perth to follow its interstate counterparts in gaining a third commercial TV station, and the culmination of a lengthy battle which saw incumbent stations TVW7 and …

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Feb 25 2008

Your earliest TV memory

What is your earliest TV memory? Was it… Watching flickering sets in TV store windows? The Melbourne Olympic Games? Graham Kennedy on In Melbourne Tonight… …or later on Blankety Blanks? The Mavis Bramston Show? Man on the moon? Watching sitcoms like Here’s Lucy… …The Brady Bunch… …or Bewitched? Sneaking a peek at Abigail on Number …

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Dec 22 2007

The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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Jun 30 2007

Suddenly… it’s 20 years…….

Hard to believe, but this Sunday 1 July marks the 20th anniversary of the famous Neighbours wedding of Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) and Charlene Ramsay (Kylie Minogue). The Romeo-and-Juliet-type romance of Scott and Charlene, which essentially brought together the two neighbouring (and sometimes feuding) families in Ramsay Street, was a major drawcard during the show’s …

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Jun 02 2007

Jim Robinson ‘spotted’ in UK Channel 4 promo

Despite his growing profile as an actor in the United States with roles in some of the country’s most popular series, Alan Dale still can’t quite shake off the stigma of being ‘Jim Robinson’ in the veteran Aussie soap Neighbours – a role which he departed almost fifteen years ago. So much is he still …

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