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Jun 26 2017

Remembering Listener In, TV Scene

It is 30 years ago this week that Melbourne’s TV Scene ceased publication after 62 years. It began as a radio magazine, Listener In, in 1925. By 1937 it had converted to a newspaper format. With television arriving in 1956, the Listener In showed it was adapting with the times… by adding “TV” to the …

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Mar 09 2016

1996: March 9-15

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) and Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) Long lost Friends The battle between the Seven and Nine networks over the rights to the top ratings US sitcom Friends has been won by Seven… and Nine. Seven has secured the rights to the first season but Nine will have any subsequent series …

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Nov 17 2015

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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Sep 09 2014

1994: September 10-16

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) ‘It’s time to jump off the cliff again!’ A guest role in this week’s episode of GP has given actor Garry McDonald a chance to stretch his boundaries. “I felt a while ago that I was always working with the same people, that I needed certain people for a safety net,” …

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Feb 07 2014

1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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Nov 04 2013

Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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Jul 07 2013

1993: July 4-10

Summer Bay’s hot teen lovers Despite their on screen bickering Home And Away‘s Angel and Shane (Melissa George and Dieter Brummer, pictured) are headed for romance. But the thought of kissing on camera doesn’t look like upsetting the young stars.  Brummer, 17, just shrugs it off as part of the job. “You muck around and there’s …

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Jun 08 2013

1993: June 6-12

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show), David Faustino (Married With Children), Lisa Hensley (Law Of The Land) The division of Labor A new five-part documentary is set to unveil the bitterness and antagonism between former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his successor Paul Keating.  ABC series Labor In Power features interviews with …

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Apr 26 2013

Obituary: Johnny Lockwood

Johnny Lockwood, the actor best known for his role of Hungarian shop owner Aldo Godolfus in ’70s soap opera Number 96, has died peacefully at the age of 92. Growing up in London, and orphaned at the age of 11, he was a child performer, joining the dancing troupe Twelve Dancing Kiddies at age 14. …

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Mar 18 2013

1993: March 21-27

Logies: Gold is their goal Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Georgie Parker and Bruce Samazan (pictured) have been shortlisted for the Gold Logie by TV Week readers.  It is Parker’s second Gold nomination, coming after a year where she farewelled A Country Practice and took on a new role in Acropolis Now.  Somers has won three Gold …

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