Tag: The Mike Walsh Show

Apr 05 2015

TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Apr 04 2015

TEN10… Sex and the Seventies

Continuing the history of TEN10, Sydney. Part I can be found here. The Seventies began with TEN10 still in a precarious financial situation. Profits were small and both the channel and the renamed 0-10 Network were yet to have a break out hit after over five years on air. The network’s first attempt at serious drama, the …

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Dec 11 2014

1994: December 10-16

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Drama behind bars Deborra-Lee Furness has won the lead role in ABC‘s upcoming drama series Correlli. The character of Louisa Correlli is a young mother who is a clinical psychologist at Blackstream Prison, where her task is to help inmates deal with their problems in the hope that they will …

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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 02 2014

On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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Sep 23 2014

1994: September 24-30

Cover: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) Helen investigates the cost of success Helen Wellings has come a long way since making her TV debut in The Mike Walsh Show in 1974. “I came into this industry very gradually from being an interviewee. I could go back to my desk in the public service and …

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Mar 02 2014

Television.AU March Update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES Melbourne: 22 November 1956 (Opening Ceremony Melbourne Olympic Games, pictured) 7 July 1982 (The Mike Walsh Show celebrates 2000 episodes) 1 January 2000 Sydney: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Canberra: 22 April 1983 (25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards) Brisbane: 1 …

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Nov 15 2013

The battle for breakfast, 1960s style

Much has been written in the press and online about Ten‘s expensive new morning TV ventures Wake Up (pictured) and Studio 10. Huge amounts have been spent on infrastructure, particularly for Wake Up‘s custom-built studio in Manly, and big names like Ita Buttrose. Interesting to note, however, that this is far from the first time that …

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Jan 08 2012

Kerri-Anne dances across to Seven

Just weeks after hosting her final Kerri-Anne show on the Nine Network, Kerri-Anne Kennerley has now departed the network despite previous reports she was staying on board for “future projects”. It ends a nine-year association with Nine as host of Kerri-Anne (previously Mornings With Kerri-Anne) although her history with the network goes back way further …

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Dec 29 2011

1991: December 21-27

Two secret showbiz weddings Secrecy was the key word surrounding two recent celebrity weddings.  Actor Cameron Daddo has married model Alison Brahe at the Garrison Church in Sydney’s historic Rocks area – while E Street star Marianne Howard married dancer Drew Anthony at the secluded Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Berrima, NSW.  Both weddings were …

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