December 2018 archive

2018: We remember…

Moya O’Sullivan Sir Nicholas Shehadie Nigel Dick Ron Blaskett Darrell Eastlake Cathy Godbold Charles Slade Cornelia Frances Liz Jackson Harry M Miller Ron Casey John Bluthal Judy McBurney Terry McDermott Penny Cook 2017: We Remember… 2016: We Remember… 2015: We Remember… 2014: We Remember… 2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: We Remember… 2010: We …

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2018: Switches, surprises and goodbyes

There were lots of big TV news stories this year, but the news that will have had the biggest impact on viewers comes down to sport. And there has been a lot of movement and dollars splashed around in that department this year. The swapping of Australia’s two biggest summer sports between networks has brought …

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Obituary: Penny Cook

Penny Cook, best known for her role as Vicky the vet in A Country Practice, has died at the age of 61. She was surrounded by family when she passed away from cancer on Boxing Day. Graduating from NIDA in 1978, Cook first came to fame in the series The Restless Years. Three years later …

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A Country Christmas

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback is from 1983 — with some of the cast of A Country Practice wishing a Merry Christmas to TV Week readers. By Christmas that year, the series had come to the end of its second year on screen. The show’s big highlight that year …

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Obituary: Terry McDermott

Actor Terry McDermott, one of the founding cast members of the long-running series Homicide, has died at the age of 91. He featured in early TV dramas including The Adventures of Long John Silver, Whiplash and Consider Your Verdict. He appeared in the pilot episode of Crawford Productions‘ proposed series Homicide. A year had passed …

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Karl Stefanovic gone from Today

The Nine Network has unceremoniously dumped Today co-host and former TV Week Gold Logie winner Karl Stefanovic from the long-running breakfast show, announced in a media release on Wednesday: “Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today Show. Karl remains on contract with the network and will …

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10 Boss becomes 10 Bold

Network Ten has ceded the name 10 Boss for its multi-channel formerly known as One, following a legal challenge from Fairfax Media (now part of Nine Entertainment Co) over use of the “Boss” name conflicting with the Australian Financial Review‘s Boss brand. From tonight, 10 Boss becomes 10 Bold — but nothing else is changing in …

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The 8th AACTA Awards

ABC and Foxtel were the big winners in the television categories of the 8th annual AACTA Awards, held at the The Star Event Centre in Sydney over two events — a non-televised presentation held on Monday afternoon (pictured above), hosted by Kat Stewart and Nazeem Hussain, and the televised ceremony on Wednesday night, hosted by …

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Seven wins 2018

For the twelfth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 11 February to 1 December, and excluding the weeks around Easter and the Commonwealth Games — Seven scored 30.4%, followed by Nine (27.4%), Ten (17.4%), ABC …

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Obituary: Judy McBurney

Judy McBurney, best known for roles in The Young Doctors and Prisoner, has died at the age of 70 after a four-year battle with cancer. With an early career in modelling, she moved into acting with appearances in Catwalk, Barrier Reef, Seven Little Australians, Behind The Legend, The Box, Homicide, Bluey and Bellbird. In 1973 …

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