July 2019 archive

30 years since 10 TV Australia

The year 1988 was one of the best for the Ten Network. Ratings were high on the back of the Olympic Games, Ten News, hit shows Neighbours and The Comedy Company, Sydney rugby league and a strong line-up of movies. It also marked the network’s expansion into Perth, and in Brisbane the conversion from the …

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Openshop coming to Channel 75

Openshop, the latest shopping channel to come to free-to-air television, is ready to open on 1 August. The new channel will broadcast on the Seven Network‘s broadcast signal on Channel 75, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Regional Queensland. Openshop’s parent company is Hyundai Home Shopping Network Corporation, which operates Korea’s largest shopping channel. …

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Bringing Apollo 11 to television

It is no surprise that the Apollo 11 mission dominated Australian television. After all, for a lot of the time, the pictures that the whole world were seeing were received on Earth by the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station and Parkes observatory in New South Wales, before being relayed to the world. All four networks mounted …

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Obituary: Richard Carter

Actor Richard Carter, star of many television dramas and comedies, has died after a brief illness. He was 65. Although he had a background in comedy, he was often cast in law enforcement roles. His many TV credits included Vietnam, Bodyline, Rafferty’s Rules, The Flying Doctors, GP, A Country Practice, Wildside, East West 101, Blue Murder, …

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The 61st TV Week Logie Awards

Tom Gleeson‘s campaign for the Gold Logie has paid off! The comedian, who hosts Hard Quiz and appears as a regular on The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, collected the Gold Logie at the 61st annual TV Week Logie Awards, held on Sunday night at The Star Gold Coast. It was Gleeson’s first time nominated for …

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Obituary: Bryan Marshall

Bryan Marshall, the British actor with a string of Australian credits, passed away last week at the age of 81. London-born Marshall was a familiar face in British television dramas as far back as the 1960s, with early credits including No Hiding Place, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, The Forsythe Saga, Vanity Fair, Z Cars and The …

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