October 2014 archive

On TV: 10 October 1990, Melbourne

The second in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Wednesday 10 October 1990 in Melbourne, as listed in Sunday Sun TV Extra (with Annie Jones on the cover). Today (Nine) battles out with Good Morning Australia (Ten) for the morning news viewers. …

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1994: October 8-14

Cover: Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Seven scores Logies coup The Seven Network has won the rights to the 1995 TV Week Logie Awards. “The Seven Network is delighted to be a part of TV Week‘s 37th Logies presentation,” Seven’s managing director Bob Campbell said. “The Logies are the industry’s longest-running …

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40 years of colour TV

It was 40 years today that Australian TV (finally…!) began to colour our world. The wait for colour was a long one for Australia. The United States and Canada made the transition to colour by the mid-1960s, and the United Kingdom started the conversion to colour TV from 1967. Many European countries followed in 1968. Even …

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Melbourne’s C31 turns 20

Melbourne and Geelong’s community TV station C31 turns 20 years old today (Monday). Channel 31, as it was then, was launched by the Melbourne Community Television Consortium (MCTC) on Thursday, 6 October 1994. Formed in 1991, the MCTC was a group of eight existing community television groups, some of which had already conducted low-powered test transmissions of their own. …

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Obituary: Terence Gallacher

Terence Gallacher, one of the pioneers of production in Melbourne television, has died at the age of 85. Educated in London, Gallacher began his career as an office boy at British Movietone News in 1945. He worked his way up to the position of Foreign Editor and had been involved in preparing news film for BBC‘s early …

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Neighbours’ 20 years of Kennedys

Last night’s episode of Neighbours paid tribute to Karl and Susan Kennedy (Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne) as they looked back over the 20 years since moving into Ramsay Street. The Kennedys — Karl and Susan with children Malcolm (Benjie McNair), Libby (Kym Valentine) and Billy (Jesse Spencer) — moved in to 28 Ramsay Street, the house previously …

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On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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Television.AU October Update

Some updates of new Classic TV Guides and reminders of some blog posts that appeared during September CLASSIC TV GUIDES: VICTORIA Thursday 1 January 1959 — MELBOURNE Wednesday 2 February 1972 — MELBOURNE An industrial dispute interrupting power supplies forces TV stations to rigid restrictions in broadcast hours. Saturday 13 December 1975 — MELBOURNE 1975 …

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