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Obituary: Ron Blaskett

Ron Blaskett, one of the first performers on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 96. Blaskett was already established as a ventriloquist in the Melbourne theatre circuit when he appeared on of GTV9‘s first test transmissions in 1956 and official opening in January 1957. He had imported the doll that would become “Gerry …

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TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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The 59th TV Week Logie Awards

Actor Samuel Johnson last night won the Gold Logie for Best Personality On Australian Television at the 59th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Johnson, whose voice has adorned countless commercials for everything from burgers to mobile telephones to radio stations, won the accolade on the back of his portrayal of Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum in the …

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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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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part IV

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II and Part III. 30. We Can Be Heroes (ABC, 2005) Comedian Chris Lilley had a stand out hit when he played not one but all six lead characters vying for the title of Australian …

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Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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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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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday 9 March 1990 and televised on the Ten Network. Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas …

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ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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