December 2019 archive

2019: We remember…

Darius Perkins Annalise Braakensiek Jimmy Hannan Carmen Duncan Billy J Smith Mike Willesee Geoff Harvey Michael Williamson Bill Collins Bryan Marshall Richard Carter Bruce Webster Ben Unwin Paul Cronin Reg Watson Patrick Ward Roger Cardwell Anne Phelan Clive James 2018: We Remember… 2017: We Remember… 2016: We Remember… 2015: We Remember… 2014: We Remember… 2013: …

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Back to the Millennium

New Year’s Eve television in Australia is usually a fairly low-rent mix of re-runs or B-grade filler not fit for broadcast during the high-pressure ratings season. But the global excitement over the year ticking over from 1999 to 2000, twenty years ago, saw some gallant efforts to secure the nation’s viewers on the big night. …

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50 years since the last Kennedy IMT

When Graham Kennedy announced his resignation from hosting Nine‘s In Melbourne Tonight at the end of 1969, it was of no great surprise. Kennedy, at 35, had been working in radio and then television for almost half of his life. In Melbourne Tonight alone had been running for 12 years, although at this stage Kennedy …

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Classic TV Guides: Pardon, Miss Westcott

Pardon, Miss Westcott! was billed as Australia’s first locally-written musical production for television. Pardon, Miss Westcott was set in the Rum Rebellion days of the early 1800s and told the story of Elizabeth Westcott, the daughter of an English inn-keeper deported to Sydney for a trivial crime. Playing the lead role was Wendy Blacklock, who …

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Ten News Perth signs Monika Kos, farewells Narelda Jacobs

Two weeks ago Monika Kos signed off from hosting Seven‘s Today Tonight in Perth after 22 years, as the current affairs show came to end after 25 years. Network Ten has now announced that Kos will take over as principal anchor for Ten News First in Perth from next month. The move comes as Ten’s …

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Adelaide newsreader John Riddell signs off

Adelaide newsreader John Riddell has presented his last Seven News bulletin before going into retirement. It marks the end of 30 years at Seven News in Adelaide for Riddell, and a career spanning 45 years. He started at Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide before working in radio at 5DN and the Macquarie Radio Network. He made …

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Nine wins 2019

The Nine Network has claimed victory the ratings year for 2019 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Nine’s first win since 2006 and ends the Seven Network‘s 12-year run of overall wins. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 10 February to 30 November, and excluding the weeks around Easter — …

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