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Oct 09 2016

1996: August 10-16

Kieren’s the king of Summer Bay Before heading off to Atlanta to win gold at the Olympic Games, Kieren Perkins paid a visit to the set of Home And Away. “It was fantastic to meet a great Australian champion,” Home And Away cast member Kristy Wright (pictured with Perkins and co-star Nic Testoni) told TV Week. …

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Feb 05 2016

1996: January 27-February 2

Kimberley’s hush-hush UK deal Former Neighbours star Kimberley Davies has been playing to packed houses in the UK in the pantomime Goldilocks And The Three Bears. And when panto season is over, Davies is expected to stay in the UK to work on a top secret TV project. “I’ve got something else here (in England) …

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Mar 26 2015

1995: March 18-24

Cover: Sherry Stringfield, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle (ER) Neighbours celebrates a perfect 10! Celebrating its 10th birthday, Neighbours has been one of the greatest success stories of Australian television. Despite being axed by the Seven Network after six months, the show made an unprecedented move to Network Ten and has become a global hit, watched …

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Jun 15 2014

Obituary: Leigh Spence

Leigh Spence, director of TV dramas including Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away, has died at the age of 75. Soap opera historian Andrew Mercado has written a tribute to Spence, published by The Sydney Morning Herald. Spence’s career started at the ABC in the late 1950s, starting as a studio hand before working …

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Apr 26 2014

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Hey Hey It’s Saturday host Daryl Somers (pictured with Logies guest Raquel Welch) was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 31st annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday, 17 March 1989. The awards presentation was the first Logies to be broadcast on the …

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Jan 26 2014

Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Jan 01 2014

1994: January 1-7

Cover: Simon Baker-Denny, Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) Home And Away: The Movie! Long-running series Home And Away is set to appear on the big screen. The Seven Network is expected to start pre-production on Home And Away: The Movie this month. “Final details are still being sorted out, but yes we’re doing a feature …

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Nov 11 2013

1993: November 13-19

Cover: Shannen Doherty, David Gail (Beverly Hills 90210) Where’s Dad? Hey Dad! star Rachael Beck was given a celebratory farewell as she taped her last episode with the long-running series. “I’m very sad to have to say goodbye to everybody, but I feel so happy because I’ve met so many wonderful people, had so many …

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Nov 04 2013

1993: November 6-12

Cover: Lisa Lackey, Simon Denny (Home And Away) Stars desert ‘reborn’ Wandin Valley Shane Porteous, one of the few A Country Practice stars to survive the show’s entire 12 year run, will not be following the series when it takes up residence at Network Ten next year. The main factor in his decision was Ten’s …

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Aug 24 2013

1993: August 22-28

Rebekah’s country comfort Former Home And Away star Rebekah Elmaloglou, returning to TV in a guest role in A Country Practice, says that her time out of regular employment has been a good learning experience. “Unemployment is one hell of an ego-basher,” she told TV Week. “I’ve now been through what a lot of my …

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