18 May 2009 archive

1979: May 12-18

TV’s reluctant sex symbol Former Queenslander Shane Porteous has performed in Shakespearean plays, has appeared on stage in London’s West End and has been “arrested” in Cop Shop.  His first leading TV role, in the children’s series Catch Kandy, was a “disappointment” and his nude scenes with Belinda Giblin in The Box attracted controversy.  And …

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SBS2 ready to roll in June

Back in February, Seven Network chief David Leckie promised that they were soon – within a month, apparently – going to tell us about their exciting new plans for a new digital channel to sit beside its existing primary channel and 7HD. The following month, SBS chief Shaun Brown announced that they were moving ahead …

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