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Nov 29 2017

The Dream Factory pays tribute to Ripponlea

ABC this week pays tribute to its legendary Ripponlea studios in the documentary The Dream Factory. The studios, based in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and named after the historic homestead which is adjacent to it, were officially opened in May 1958, eighteen months after ABC’s Melbourne channel ABV2 began broadcasting. The studios continued to …

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Nov 19 2016

TV At 60: ABC begins in Melbourne

The opening night of ABC‘s Melbourne station ABV2 went ahead without anywhere near the problems encountered by its Sydney sister two weeks earlier. The station was officially opened by Minister for Labour and National Service Harold Holt shortly after 7.00pm on Monday, 19 November 1956. Other speakers during the half-hour ceremony included Leader of the …

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Dec 28 2015

1995: December 30-January 5

Soaps ’96 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s new and returning dramas in 1996: Blue Heelers returns with a two-part storyline focusing on Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune), whose life will be in danger during a hospital siege. “We plan to have a few two-parters at the start of the year,” …

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Sep 29 2015

1995: September 30-October 6

We’ll Sale into the next century! Sale Of The Century co-host Nicky Buckley (pictured) has put to rest rumours that she plans to leave the show to pursue an acting career. Her fellow co-host Glenn Ridge recently declared he would stay with Sale “for as long as they’ll have me”. And Buckley has added, “I’m with him!”. …

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Aug 26 2014

1994: August 27-September 2

Daniel’s lonely road to stardom When you’re Home And Away‘s latest heart-throb it can be easy to let your ego get ahead of you, but 15-year-old Daniel Amalm (pictured with co-star Laura Vasquez), who plays Jack, is playing it cool. “If you are not careful you can let it go to your head,” he told …

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Jun 09 2014

Mike Munro among Queen’s Birthday Honours

Newsreader Mike Munro (pictured), TV vet Dr Harry Cooper, sporting commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould, members of The Seekers and TV presenter Richard Wilkins are among those to be awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Paul Grabowsky — “For distinguished service to …

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May 29 2014

1994: May 28-June 3

Cover: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours) Court in the act! The Supreme Court on Victoria is set to break tradition and allow cameras into the court for filming of ABC‘s upcoming new series, Janus. The 26-part series stars Chris Haywood, Tracy Mann, Louise Siversen, Felix Nobis, Jeremy Kewley, Leverne McDonnell, Brett Swain, Val Levkowicz and Simon Westaway …

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Apr 20 2014

1994: April 23-29

Logies: Back to back Gold for Ray Ray Martin (pictured with Logies guest Michael Crawford) has won his third Gold Logie at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “I’m very proud. To beat the likes of, especially people like Gary Sweet and Daryl Somers. I thought it was Gary’s year, so I’m very pleased,” Martin …

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Jun 29 2013

1993: June 27-July 3

The Full Frontal assault on Kym Two years ago Kym Wilson (pictured, near right) was living a life of relative obscurity.  But since rising to fame in Brides Of Christ and A Country Practice, and getting engaged to actor Jeremy Sims, privacy is now something of a rarity for her.  But although she copes with the …

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Jun 17 2013

1993: June 20-26

Cover: Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210) Hey, who’s going to replace Daryl? Hey Hey It’s Saturday host and producer Daryl Somers is trying to find the right candidate to take over as a guest host for when he jets to London to attend the world premiere of musical Sunset Boulevard next month.  John Farnham was …

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