August 2020 archive

Seven farewells Melissa Doyle

After 25 years at the Seven Network, presenter and reporter Melissa Doyle announced her departure from the network on Friday. “I have some personal news to share…after twenty-five years I am leaving the Seven Network. For half of my life I have called Channel Seven home and in that time I’ve had the privilege to …

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What we watched: August 2003

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 2 August 2003. The new reality series The Block was the latest breakout hit, there was tragedy in Neighbours, and we were introduced to the first batch of budding pop stars in a new format called Australian Idol. The Nine Network …

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The last TV Times

It is 40 years since the last TV Times rolled off the presses. The final edition, with Cop Shop stars Peter Adams and Joanna Lockwood on the cover, featured a double-page article on the two actors leaving the series after nearly three years and their characters, ‘JJ’ and Valerie, getting engaged, leading to their exit …

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Ten makes cuts to News, Studio 10

It seems an all too familiar headline, not just for Network Ten but for so many other media outlets. Today, Ten has announced widespread cuts to its news portfolio, also impacting Studio 10. From 14 September, presentation of Ten News First will be centralised to Melbourne and Sydney only, with Adelaide’s news presented by Melbourne …

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Seven Tasmania newsreader’s late farewell

Seven Tasmania newsreader Rachel Williams was meant to sign off from her final Nightly News bulletin on Sunday night — until a power failure saw the Launceston-based studio taken out of action halfway through the bulletin. Tasmanian viewers were left to view a blank screen and some ads before Seven switched unannounced to a relay …

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