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Seven Adelaide turns 50

Adelaide’s SAS Seven today turns 50. The station has a history that has spanned two networks, initially launching as SAS10 — part of the Independent Television System (what is now Network Ten). SAS10’s arrival marked the completion of the roll-out of an additional TV station to each of the five major capital cities. The licence for the …

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On TV: 18 November 1964, Melbourne

An ambitious local production of Shakespeare’s Othello (starring Raymond Westwell, pictured) was the highlight of ABC station ABV2‘s program schedule in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 November 1964, as reported in both TV Week and TV Times.. Television that day didn’t kick off until late morning — with the first program of the day being For The Juniors, …

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On TV: 19 October 1979, Melbourne

The next in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Friday, 19 October 1979 in Melbourne, as listed in TV Week (with Mike Walsh on the cover with Jeanne Little and Sue Smith, celebrating 1500 episodes of The Mike Walsh Show) If you wanted …

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Studio 10 goes back to Romper Room

Miss Helena, one of the many presenters on Romper Room over its long run and various versions in Australia, was this morning’s guest panellist on Network Ten‘s Studio 10. In remembering Romper Room viewers were not only reminded that fellow guest panellist Dan Ilic had featured on the show as a child, but a young …

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NBN celebrates 50 years

This year will be one of celebration for Newcastle-based regional network NBN as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of its debut. Launching on Sunday, 4 March 1962, it was the first regional television station in New South Wales and the fourth nationally.  Construction of the station’s premises in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, had been 18 months …

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Remembering Seven’s Epping era

The Sunrise team earlier this week posted a picture via their Twitter feed showing the demolition (“using Gladiator props as wrecking balls?”) of the Seven Network’s former studios in Sydney. The studios, in the suburb of Epping, were barely completed when the ribbon across the Studio B doors was cut on ATN7’s opening night – …

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1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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1979: July 21-27

TV’s bravest star Being confined to a wheelchair has had little effect on the enthusiasm of actress Louise Philip.  Since her car accident, in late 1972 while on a break from the long-running series Bellbird, Philip has been paralysed from the waist down.  In a recent national magazine poll, Philip was ranked third as one …

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1978: January 14-20

Cover: Cop Shop‘s Restless MumActress Rowena Wallace is feeling that she’s becoming typecast after a succession of roles which the 30-year-old has played a “homely wife” figure – a perception not helped by her naturally silver hair (“a hereditary thing”) and that one of her earlier roles in the mini-series Power Without Glory had her …

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