February 2020 archive

Obituary: Ronne Arnold

Ronne Arnold, dancer, choreographer and actor, has died in Sydney. Born in the US in the late 1930s (“it could be 1938 or 1939,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2013), he came to Australia in 1960 to star in the stage production of West Side Story. What began as an intended six-month stay …

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Television.AU turns 20!

This website normally commemorates the anniversaries of others. This time, it’s our birthday. Today, Television.AU turns 20! The site was born out of an observation that, even then, there were plenty of websites out there tracing the history and development of television overseas — but there was very little for Australia. We began on 14 …

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Obituary: Ron Haddrick

Actor Ron Haddrick, star of Australian stage, film and television, has died at the age of 90. Born in Adelaide in 1929, his career began at the Tivoli Theatre in Adelaide in the 1940s. He was then successful in joining the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (now the Royal Shakespeare Company) and worked overseas with names like …

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TV Week announces Logie date, voting changes

TV Week has announced that the 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards will take place at The Star Gold Coast on 28 June. It is the third year that the Gold Coast has hosted TV’s “night of nights”. The Nine Network will be host broadcaster of the awards for the 25th consecutive year, with the …

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Jo Palmer resigns from Seven Tasmania

Seven Tasmania newsreader Jo Palmer has announced that she is stepping down as newsreader for Nightly News Seven Tasmania.  The 1993 Miss Australia started in television as host of The Good Life In Tasmania for what was then Southern Cross Network. In September 1996, she moved to Southern Cross Network News as a reporter in …

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’60s sci-fi The Stranger now online

The Stranger was billed as Australia’s first science-fiction television series when it debuted on ABC in April 1964. Twelve half-hour episodes were produced over two series, screening on Sunday nights. The Stranger tells the story of three children who decide to investigate a mysterious arrival at their school — Adam Suisse (Ron Haddrick, pictured), who …

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Ratings 2019: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2019. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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