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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 13 2016

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part III

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I and Part II. 40. Bangkok Hilton (Ten, 1989) Coming in at the tail-end of the era of big-budget Kennedy-Miller mini-series, Bangkok Hilton told the compelling story of the vulnerable Aussie tourist who inadvertently got caught up …

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Oct 19 2014

On TV: 19 October 1979, Melbourne

The next in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Friday, 19 October 1979 in Melbourne, as listed in TV Week (with Mike Walsh on the cover with Jeanne Little and Sue Smith, celebrating 1500 episodes of The Mike Walsh Show) If you wanted …

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Oct 10 2014

Nine Adelaide is on the move

After 55 years operating from studios in North Adelaide, NWS Nine Adelaide is on the move to new premises in the Adelaide CBD. Refurbishment at the new address, 169 Pirie Street, has commenced with Nine’s 100-strong staff expected to be onsite from the third quarter of 2015. Nine will also gain naming rights to the former Adelaide …

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Feb 07 2014

Adelaide Fringe comes to Channel 9

The studios of NWS Nine in Tynte Street, North Adelaide, have been host to a range of productions over the past 54 years — programs including Adelaide Tonight, The Country And Western Hour, The Curiosity Show, Channel Nine Telethon, The Channel Niners, Adelaide Today, C’mon Kids and the once-traditional Christmas pantomimes. Now the studios, named …

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Jul 14 2013

The Curiosity Show stages online comeback

The Adelaide-based children’s show The Curiosity Show has returned to a new generation of viewers. The show’s original presenters Dr Deane Hutton and Dr Rob Morrison have always owned a half-share of the rights but the remainder was tied up with producers Banksia Productions which has been in liquidation. Hutton and Morrison have bought out …

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Aug 25 2011

Humphrey and friends for sale

For almost forty years the character of Humphrey B. Bear was the flagship of the Nine Network’s children’s programming portfolio. The character of Humphrey and the accompanying television series, Here’s Humphrey, may have been mothballed by Nine some years ago – it was last broadcast in 2008 – but there could still be some life …

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Oct 28 2010

Rex Heading

Rex Heading, the man who created Humphrey B. Bear in the 1960s, has died from cancer at the age of 81. Heading was working at Adelaide radio station 5KA when he became one of the first staff appointed by the city’s first television station, NWS9 – Rupert Murdoch’s first television station – when it was …

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Mar 20 2010

1990: March 3-9

‘I want to show the real me!’ Sale Of The Century hostess Alyce Platt (pictured) wants to dump her conservative, quiz-show image.  The former Sons And Daughters star is now in her fourth year on the Nine Network quiz show and is daring to bring a new daring look to the long-running program.  “It was …

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Oct 10 2009

1979: October 13-19

TV’s Big Night Out TV Times presents a list of all the nominations for this week’s Australian Film and Television Awards – the Sammys – to be held at Sydney’s Seymour Centre and televised through the Seven Network. Among the television categories: Best Variety Program: The Don Lane Show, Hollywood (TV Follies), Julie Anthony’s Gold …

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