Tag: The D Generation

Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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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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1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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The 4th AACTA Awards

Producer and writer Andrew Knight (pictured) has been awarded the Longford Lyell Award for his outstanding contribution to film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards, held last night in at The Star Event Centre, Sydney. Knight was writer and co-producer of comedy series Fast Forward, Full Frontal and The D Generation. His other television credits …

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Hey Hey and Frontline headed for binge viewing

Some classic Australian television is being made available online, just right for the current trend towards binge viewing and to provide fans some alternatives to non-ratings TV fare. Hey Hey It’s Saturday, the Saturday morning cartoon show of the 1970s that became one of Nine‘s most successful prime time brands of the 1980s and 1990s, is …

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Snapshot of ABC — 2014 and 1984

ABC has released its Annual Report for the financial year 2013-14, detailing the broadcaster’s activities and financial statistics for the year. The 250-page report begins with a snapshot of statistics relating to the ABC’s content and audience reach. For instance: 98.62% of Australians have access to ABC’s digital television signal (providing five television services across …

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1993: April 25-May 1

Simon heads for Wandin Valley E Street star Simon Denny had been considering if it was time to move on from the series after one year as Constable Sam Farrell — only to have the decision made for him when the series was axed. The Tasmanian-born former model admits he had considered the move for …

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