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Jul 31 2014

Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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Nov 21 2011

1991: November 9-15

Great expectations! Seven Network publicists couldn’t believe their luck when it was discovered that key characters in both Home And Away and A Country Practice will discover they are pregnant in the same week.  In Home And Away, teenager Sophie (Rebekah Elmaloglou) faces the prospect of being a single mum, with the baby’s father David …

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Nov 13 2011

1991: November 2-8

Hey, Ben’s a dad! It might be a shock to some to realise that Ben Oxenbould, the newcomer to the cast of Hey Dad!, is himself a dad.  The 22-year-old, who got his big break at the age of seven in the film Fatty Finn, has a one-year-old son but is very protective of him …

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Aug 17 2011

1991: August 17-23

Cover: Matthew Krok, Rachael Beck (Hey Dad!) The end for Hey Hey? Nine Network executives may have be sent into a mild state of panic following a statement from Daryl Somers that he may be looking at ventures other than Hey Hey It’s Saturday in the not-too-distant future.  “It is not a foregone conclusion that …

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Jul 27 2011

1991: July 27-August 2

Wheeling into the wedding The E Street wedding of Lisa Bennett (Alyssa-Jane Cook) and Michael Sturgess (Graham Harvey) takes a interesting twist when the bride arrives at the church… on a motorbike with former boyfriend Wheels (Marcus Graham, pictured with Cook).  Wheels’ return threatens to steal the limelight from Lisa and Michael’s big day, particularly …

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May 22 2011

1991: May 11-17

Cover: Cher The Great Ramsay Street Shake-Up! A massive revamp of the Neighbours cast line-up is about to see eight characters written out with a swag of “young and spunky” newcomers to give the ailing soap a breath of fresh air.  Producers keen to boost the show’s popularity have also enlisted a team of consultants …

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May 14 2011

1991: April 27-May 3

‘I’ve had to become a little harder…’ At 18, E Street’s favourite girl next door Toni Pearen (pictured) has suddenly become a sophisticated woman – but her transformation isn’t just about make-up or a new outfit.  “I’ve had to grow up as a means of survival,” she told TV Week.  “I’ve had to become a …

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May 01 2011

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Hey Hey It’s Saturday host Daryl Somers (pictured) was awarded the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 28th annual TV Week Logie Awards, presented at Sydney’s historic State Theatre on Friday, 18 April 1986. It was the first time the Awards were held in Sydney since 1981. Current affairs …

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