April 2008 archive

YouTube: The Saturday Show

Last month’s post dedicated to Saturday night TV failed to mention one title that some may remember or, in this author’s case, at least remember the send-ups that followed several years later. The Saturday Show was a weekly variety show on ABC in the late-’70s and early-’80s with a cast of regular performers, including Michael …

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ABC in the hunt for Gold

Today’s announcement of nominations for the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards came with some interesting names. As well as the usual parade of soap stars and, ahem, Bindi Irwin, there were some surprises in the Gold Logie nominations list. The national broadcaster ABC, who usually deny having any interest in popularity contests such as …

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1978: April 8-14

Cover Story: A hard day’s night:For Don Lane, life begins at 6.40am – and ends about 1.00 the next morning. TV Times‘ Veronica Ridge spent a day with the popular man of radio and television. Starting with his morning program with Bert Newton on radio 3UZ, through to rehearsals and pre-recording interviews and promos for …

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Philip Brady’s big 5-0

There aren’t many people in Australia that can claim to have had fifty years in the radio and television spotlight. Bert Newton and John Laws are two that have made that milestone, but this weekend another one joins the ranks when Philip Brady (pictured) celebrates fifty years in radio and television, having started his first …

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Australian Story remembers Charmaine Dragun

ABC‘s award-winning series Australian Story will pay tribute to Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun on an episode to air on Monday 28 April. Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in her home town of Perth before joining Ten News to read the Perth news bulletin from Ten’s Sydney newsroom. Suffering long-term depression, Ms …

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Seven goes retro after dark

The Seven Network have recently delved into their video vaults for DVD releases of shows such as Sons And Daughters, A Country Practice, Blue Heelers and All Saints, but this week seem to be giving some less-famous titles an airing in late night timeslots. From a time when cute furry animals were TV fiction rather …

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Separated at birth?

Yesterday’s flashback to The Box brought to my attention a startling resemblance between Judy Nunn and….. The foxy moron herself, Kath Day-Knight!Talk about matching clowning glory!!

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