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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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May 11 2013

1993: May 9-15

Cover: Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210) Shattered lives Loene Carmen, best known for her role as teenager Freya in the 1987 film The Year My Voice Broke, makes a dramatic entrance into A Country Practice this week — playing the part of car-crash victim Jules Goodfellow.  “I play a nurse who becomes paraplegic and, as …

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Feb 16 2013

25 years since we met Kylie Mole

On the evening of Tuesday, 16 February 1988, the Ten Network debuted sketch comedy series The Comedy Company — and with that came the arrival of some future household names: Kylie Mole (pictured), Col’n Carpenter, Uncle Arthur and Con The Fruiterer. (Although, technically, some of these characters had appeared on an earlier comedy show, The …

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Aug 03 2012

1992: August 2-8

Cover: Rachel Blakely (Neighbours) The perils of being Phoebe Neighbours‘ Phoebe Bright (Simone Robertson) is only 17 years old but has had more than her fair share of emotional trauma.  First she was abused by her father and then had to cope with his sudden death.  Then she fell pregnant to boyfriend Todd Landers (Kristian …

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Jul 12 2012

1992: July 12-18

Emily’s secret London wedding While Emily Symons‘ Home And Away character Marilyn is getting engaged in episodes to air this month, Symons is in London planning her own wedding to fiance Nicholas Lipscombe.  The pair met in 1990 when Symons (pictured) was in the UK working in a pantomime.  “When I met him, I was …

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May 16 2012

1992: May 17-23

Wandin Valley’s new breed takes over!The arrival of new cast members Gavin Harrison and Kym Wilson (both pictured) in A Country Practice signals a new era for the series which has in the last few months lost many of its established and popular cast – including Syd Heylen, Gordon Piper, Georgie Parker, John Tarrant, Matt …

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Jan 04 2012

1992: January 4-10

Goodbye E Street Alyssa-Jane Cook (pictured) says that now is the best time to leave E Street after the string of tragedies that have struck her character, Lisa Bennett.  “After everything the character has been through she definitely needs a break, so she heads to Queensland to contemplate life,” Cook told TV Week.  “But I …

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Jul 11 2011

1991: July 13-19

Hey, look who’s together now! Christopher Truswell, who is leaving his role as Nudge in Hey Dad!, has signed up for a guest appearance in Nine’s All Together Now, playing an admirer of Anna (Jane Hall).  The special appearance, scheduled to screen later this month, is currently a one-off but Truswell (pictured, top right with …

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Jun 09 2011

ABC to say goodbye to Gordon Street?

ABC is set to expand its premises in inner-city Melbourne with construction of a new television studio. The new development, which has now been approved by the ABC board, will be built adjacent to the broadcaster’s existing radio and administration complex in Southbank. The new television studios will be used for both internal productions as …

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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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