March 2008 archive

1978: March 11-17

Cover Story: A Young Doctors’ wedding album:The Young Doctors‘ wedding of the year between Dr Tony Garcia and Nurse Tania Livingston (Tony Alvarez and Judy McBurney, pictured). The surprise wedding came after plans for Dr Garcia to marry Lisa Brooks (Paula Duncan) had fallen through the previous year. Sigley plans sidelined:Plans for Ernie Sigley to …

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Happy 40th, GTS4!

South Australian regional television station GTS4 celebrated its 40th anniversary on the weekend.The station, based in Port Pirie and licenced to Spencer Gulf Telecasters, commenced operation on 1 March 1968. It was the second commercial regional channel in South Australia, after SES8 Mount Gambier which commenced two years earlier. In 1974, GTS4 partnered with Broken …

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Saturday night highlights

Saturday nights are usually regarded as the graveyard of prime-time TV. The assumption of commercial network programmers is that the type of viewers that advertisers most likely want to attract are out of the house on Saturday night, so there is no point in trying to appeal to them. As a result, Saturday night TV …

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