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Oct 08 2016

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

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Apr 30 2016

1996: April 27-May 3

Ray grabs Gold again! A Current Affair host Ray Martin has won his fifth Gold Logie — and now an unprecedented four in a row — and has lashed out at his critics, specifically media commentator Phillip Adams and Media Watch host Stuart Littlemore. “Gee, Phillip Adams is going to be upset now, and there’ll be …

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Jul 20 2013

1993: July 18-24

The great soap exodus! Aussie dramas Neighbours, A Country Practice and Home And Away are expected to lose a number of key cast members over the coming months as their contracts expire.  Neighbours is set to lose cast member Lochie Daddo, while co-stars Scott Michaelson, Simone Robertson and Rachel Blakely have yet to renew their …

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Jul 29 2010

Remembering Seven’s Epping era

The Sunrise team earlier this week posted a picture via their Twitter feed showing the demolition (“using Gladiator props as wrecking balls?”) of the Seven Network’s former studios in Sydney. The studios, in the suburb of Epping, were barely completed when the ribbon across the Studio B doors was cut on ATN7’s opening night – …

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Mar 29 2010

Hey… who would have thought…?

When Hey Dad! finished up production back in 1994, who would have ever imagined that 16 years later the show would become the biggest topic on tabloid current affairs shows, newspapers and all over the internet… and would spark a police investigation? The Hey Dad! controversy started a couple of weeks ago when Sarah Monahan, …

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Jun 21 2009

1979: June 23-29

Cover: Andrew McFarlane, Robert Coleby (Patrol Boat) Timeless Land stars are cast Michael Craig and Angela Punch will both return to Australia to star in ABC’s new big-budget series The Timeless Land, described as Australia’s own Forsythe Saga.  Production of the eight-part series, set in the 25 years following the arrival of the First Fleet …

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May 25 2009

1979: May 26-June 1

The girl who leads Norman a merry dance Pamela Gibbons has emerged as one of Australia’s most versatile performers, whether it be acting, singing, dancing or choreographing.  A former member of Ronne Arnold’s contemporary dance theatre with stage acting roles to her credit and a six-month stint in Number 96, Gibbons has recently had the …

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Feb 01 2009

1979: February 3-9

Cover: Rod Stewart The $1m newsman is as hard as nails! Brian Naylor, former long-time newsreader for HSV7 in Melbourne, was last year subject of the biggest takeover bid in the business when he was signed up by arch rival GTV9 to front National Nine News.  With more than 20 years at Seven behind him, …

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Oct 25 2008

1978: October 28-November 3

Sammys Golden Night It was a Who’s Who of Australian Showbusiness when 800 stars, producers and writers gathered at Sydney’s Seymour Centre on 11 October for the third annual Sammy Awards.  The awards, held in partnership between TV Times, the Variety Club of Australia charity and the Seven Network, honour the Australian film and television …

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Oct 04 2008

1978: October 7-13

The Sammys: Who will win? TV Times promises a glittering night of stars when the third annual Australian Film and TV Awards – otherwise known as The Sammys – will be presented this week from the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The awards are a joint venture between TV Times, the Seven Network and the Variety …

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