November 2020 archive

ABC Comedy to become ABC TV Plus

ABC has announced its plans for 2021, including a raft of new dramas, factual series, comedy and entertainment shows and arts programming across its various channels and iView. YouTube: ABC TV & iView Included in the changes is the relaunch of prime-time secondary channel ABC Comedy as ABC TV Plus. In a statement issued on …

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Nine farewells Willoughby studios

This weekend marks the shift of Nine‘s Sydney operations to a new address in North Sydney — ending 64 years at Artarmon Road, Willoughby. The move comes five years after Nine sold the Willoughby site for $147.5 million, with Nine holding a lease while it prepared to move to the new address. The Willoughby studios …

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Classic TV Guides: Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue

It is not often that the three commercial networks put aside their fierce rivalries, but it does occasionally happen when it’s for a good cause. One such event was the airing of the cartoon special Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue on Friday 9 November 1990 across the three commercial networks and regional commercial stations. Produced …

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Obituary: Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little, forever remembered as a legend of daytime television, has died at the age of 82. A Sydney housewife with her own boutique dressmaking business, she almost came to fame by accident. In 1974, while pregnant with daughter Katie, she was asked to make a guest appearance on The Mike Walsh Show to talk …

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Obituary: Joy Westmore

Actress Joy Westmore, best known as Officer Barry in Prisoner, has died at the age of 88. Born Joy Grisold, she was a winner on an early radio talent quest and began reading commercials on Melbourne radio station 3UZ while also working in the office at the station. She went on to the theatre, including …

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Obituary: Gerald Stone

Gerald Stone, the American-born journalist who launched 60 Minutes in Australia, has died at the age of 87. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came to Australia with his wife Beth and two daughters in 1962. After three years as a Vietnam correspondent for The Daily Mirror and The Australian newspapers, he made the move to …

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Melbourne Cup Flashbacks

This year’s running of the Melbourne Cup will be like no other — with no crowds present while Melbourne continues to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases. But the race day will still go ahead and will be covered by Network Ten for the second year since re-gaining the rights to cover the “race that …

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