October 2013 archive

Ten unveils Winter Olympics coverage

With 100 days to go until the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, the Ten Network has announced details of what it promises is the biggest free-to-air coverage ever in Australia of a Winter Olympics. The network is promising more than 550 hours of coverage across both channels Ten and One — including 360 …

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1993: October 30-November 5

Cover: Natalie Imbruglia (Neighbours) Seven figures… it’s a Sweet deal! Police Rescue star Gary Sweet is tipped to sign an exclusive $1 million contract with the Seven Network. This follows Seven’s recent signing of Andrew Denton from ABC for a significant sum. The deal between Sweet, producers Southern Star Xanadu and Seven is expected to lead …

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Looking back at The Little People

A question raised on this site a while ago regarding The Little People has prompted a hunt through the archive. The Little People, based on a Canadian format, was a game show produced by Screen Gems for the 0-10 Network in 1968. It was hosted by Colin Hill, an Englishman who came to Australia from New Zealand, and …

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1993: October 23-29

Kimberley’s secret bush retreat Neighbours star Kimberley Davies (pictured) loves living in the city but she is a country girl at heart. The model-turned-actress grew up on a farm near Ballarat in western Victoria. “I gave all the animals on the farm names,” she told TV Week. “I had two lambs called Molly and Polly and …

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Sydney Opera House celebrates 40 years

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the official opening of the Sydney Opera House — one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. The construction of the Opera House was mired in controversy and budget blowouts. Danish architect Jørn Utzon, whose design was selected back in 1957, had resigned from the project well before its completion. …

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Obituary: Bob Moore

Bob Moore, former presenter for ABC radio and television, has died after a battle with lung cancer. A sports commentator for ABC radio in the 1950s, Moore was involved in the national broadcaster’s television workshops prior to the launch of television in Australia. When ABC launched its television service in 1956 Moore hosted Sports Cavalcade and …

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Ten to launch Wake Up and Studio 10 on 4 November

Network Ten has announced Monday 4 November as the launch date for its new morning line-up, the bold initiative from former Sunrise producer Adam Boland. The schedule starts at 5.30am with an early edition of Ten Eyewitness News presented by Matt Doran, Magdalena Roze and Scott Mackinnon. The new breakfast program Wake Up, hosted by James …

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1993: October 16-22

Tears as the curtain falls “Cut… that’s a wrap!” — and with those words, spoken by producer James Davern, production of A Country Practice came to an end after 1058 episodes. Jamie Croft, the show’s youngest cast member (pictured right with Kym Wilson), delivered the final line in the final scene as cast and crew gathered …

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Seven and Prime renew their partnership

The Seven Network and regional broadcaster Prime Media Group have renewed their affiliation agreement which will see Prime’s television outlets remain affiliated to Seven until 2019. The renewal comes after the Nine and Ten networks had re-signed deals with their affiliate partners, WIN and Southern Cross respectively. Prime, which operates Prime7 in New South Wales, …

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1993: October 9-15

Cover: Melissa Tkautz (Paradise Beach) Gary Sweet injured in Rescue stunt Gary Sweet has suffered a back injury while filming a scene for Police Rescue: The Movie. Sweet, who takes pride in performing all his own stunts, was abseiling down a rock face when he was not given enough rope to land properly. He landed …

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