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Oct 20 2016

1996: September 21-27

Aussie screen successes are a window to the world Getaway reporter Lochie Daddo has got so used to reporting on his travels that a recent holiday to the NSW ski fields left him a bit disoriented. “It was weird. I kept looking for a camera to have to do something to,” he told TV Week. …

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May 09 2016

Obituary: Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, the radio announcer who went on to become one of Australia’s most successful television producers, has died at the age of 92. His media career began in the 1950s as a sports commentator on Sydney radio station 2SM. This led to him developing and hosting radio game shows, the most successful being Wheel …

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Aug 09 2015

1995: August 5-11

Cover: Kevin Costner Cameron F/X a comeback Cameron Daddo, the former Perfect Match host who moved to the US to pursue an acting career, has landed a leading role in the TV pilot F/X. The new show, based on the films F/X and F/X2, is being filmed in Toronto as a two-hour pilot which producers …

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Mar 18 2015

Neighbours — I said it wouldn’t last

It was 30 years ago — 18 March 1985 — and, after much promotion, Seven‘s new drama series Neighbours was making its debut. The first episode made a rather cryptic entrance, straight into a dream sequence, as Danny Ramsay (David Clencie) finds himself surrounded by family and neighbours who take great delight in laughing at him in the …

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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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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Jul 01 2014

What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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Jun 29 2014

Obituary: Greg Coote

Film and television executive and producer Greg Coote has died in Los Angeles at the age of 72. He had been ill with cancer. Australian-born Coote started his career in the mailroom at Village Roadshow and worked his way up to become managing director. He then left the company to become managing director of Rupert …

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Jun 19 2014

Can 3AW get Bruce back on Ten?

Melbourne radio 3AW‘s Nightline program has put the call out… for co-presenter Bruce Mansfield to be invited to reprise his role of newsreader at Ten in Melbourne on its upcoming 50th anniversary. The idea is reminiscent of Brisbane’s Seven News inviting its founding newsreader Brian Cahill to make a guest appearance on the eve of its 50th anniversary in 2009. Mansfield, with …

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May 17 2014

KAK denies Ten comeback… and stirs up history

Former daytime TV queen Kerri-Anne Kennerley has denied rumours that she is headed for a return to the Ten Network to reprise the classic Good Morning Australia format. “Thirty years of 5am starts, hmmm, let me think about that,” Kennerley told News.com.au, reflecting on a lengthy career that has included 11 years on the original Good …

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