Tag: The Comedy Company

Oct 23 2016

1996: October 5-11

Cover: Emily Symons (Home And Away) Alf’s life on the line Home And Away‘s Alf Stewart’s (Ray Meagher) life hangs in the balance in episodes going to air this week. The recent earthquake that hit Summer Bay triggered a heart attack in Alf, leading to heart bypass surgery by cardiac specialist Dr James McClaren (Grant …

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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 16 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part VI

Concluding this week’s countdown of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V. 10. Neighbours (Seven/Ten/Eleven, 1985-) Neighbours was set to be one of Australia’s shortest lived soaps, being axed by the Seven Network only six months after its launch. But producer Reg Grundy‘s faith …

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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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Aug 13 2016

1996: July 6-12

So long, Summer Bay… Melissa George (pictured) was all smiles… and tears… as she bid farewell to Home And Away after three years as former street kid Angel. “I’ve been fortunate enough to see a little girl grow into a lady,” said producer Russell Webb, referring to George joining the cast as a 16-year-old, before handing …

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Aug 13 2016

1996: June 29-July 5

Cover: Tasma Walton, Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Wake up, Ramsay Street! Network Ten has denied rumours that there were plans to dump Neighbours in favour of a new soap being developed by Southern Star, the producer of Ten’s ill-fated Echo Point. “The network is totally committed to keeping the show on air and is very …

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May 02 2015

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday 9 March 1990 and televised on the Ten Network. Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas …

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Mar 31 2015

1995: April 1-7

Rebecca’s baby tragedy Rebecca Gibney is drenched in sweat, traumatised and wracked with pain — and she couldn’t be happier. For Gibney, playing the part of a woman who tragically gives birth to a stillborn child for an episode of GP, the role makes a change from glamorous-looking roles. “I think I’ve needed to show …

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Aug 26 2014

1994: August 27-September 2

Daniel’s lonely road to stardom When you’re Home And Away‘s latest heart-throb it can be easy to let your ego get ahead of you, but 15-year-old Daniel Amalm (pictured with co-star Laura Vasquez), who plays Jack, is playing it cool. “If you are not careful you can let it go to your head,” he told …

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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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