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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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Jan 26 2017

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Oct 08 2016

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

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Sep 15 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part V

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. 20. The Panel (Ten, 1998-2004) As far as TV formats go, this one was pretty basic. Just a line-up of presenters discussing the week’s events with some special guests to keep …

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Aug 14 2016

ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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May 21 2016

Obituary: Oscar Whitbread

Oscar Whitbread, former television producer, died earlier this week at the age of 86. Whitbread first joined ABV2 in Melbourne in January 1957, just months after it first commenced transmission. His early years at ABV were predominantly focused on producing documentary and variety programs — in particular, the long-running magazine program Panorama, hosted by popular presenter Corinne Kerby, …

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May 07 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Seven Network‘s Steve Vizard was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 33rd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie came a year after Vizard, a cast member and producer of sketch comedy series Fast Forward, branched out to produce and host Seven’s late-night talk/variety show Tonight Live. …

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Feb 25 2016

Obituary: Sonia Borg

Sonia Borg, writer, producer and actor from various Crawford productions, died earlier this month. Born in Vienna in 1931, Borg studied acting before she and her family moved to India, where her father secured a job as an engineer. Borg joined Shakespeareana International, a theatre company that toured various countries including India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her family then came …

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Jan 26 2016

Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Aug 01 2014

Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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