Tag: Spicks And Specks

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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Oct 31 2017

ABC Comedy: The first week

Following  news over the weekend that ABC2 will change to ABC Comedy from 4 December, ABC has now released details for the channel’s first week. Programming includes re-runs of familiar titles such as Spicks And Specks (shifting from 7.00pm to 7.30pm), Upper Middle Bogan, Ronny Chieng: International Student, Stop Laughing This Is Serious, The Ex-PM …

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May 06 2017

Obituary: Val Jellay

Val Jellay, veteran showbiz performer and wife of the late Maurie Fields, has died at the age of 89. Son Marty Fields tweeted the sad news earlier today: “My mum, Val, passed away today of pneumonia. She lived an amazing life. She’s back with her beloved Maurie now. I will miss her very much.” Born …

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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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Sep 25 2016

TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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Sep 14 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part IV

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II and Part III. 30. We Can Be Heroes (ABC, 2005) Comedian Chris Lilley had a stand out hit when he played not one but all six lead characters vying for the title of Australian …

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May 08 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

In 2006, after ten nominations and seeing his co-star Lisa McCune collect four over the years, it finally happened. Blue Heelers star John Wood collected the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 48th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “It’s wonderful, absolutely wonderful,” Wood told TV Week at the time. “I feel …

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Mar 12 2014

Another Hey Hey comeback?

Daryl Somers has publicly flagged the possibility of yet another Hey Hey It’s Saturday comeback… but you won’t see it on television. Speaking on Brisbane radio station 612 ABC, Somers said he has long considered doing a Hey Hey It’s Saturday concert series or tour, citing the show’s enduring popularity on social media — although …

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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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Dec 31 2013

The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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