December 2023 archive

2023: We remember…

Joan Sydney Diana Fisher Gary Fenton Terry Norris Doug Mulray Swami Sarasvati Maxine Klibingaitis Barry Humphries Jock Zonfrillo Mary Fitzgerald (Parker) Ray Wilkie Peter Flett Judi Farr Alan Wilkie Sir Michael Parkinson Ron Barassi Joy Chambers Cal Wilson Les Dayman James Davern 2022: We Remember… 2021: We Remember… 2020: We Remember… 2019: We Remember… 2018: …

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TV’s Christmas Pantomimes

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. This year’s Christmas flashback is a quick look at Christmas pantomimes — the age-old theatrical tradition that made the transition to the small screen in the early days of television. It was not unusual for various capital city or even regional stations to produce a Christmas pantomime, usually …

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Franco Cozzo was a TV pioneer

Franco Cozzo, the retail icon of Melbourne, died earlier this week at the age of 88. A post-war immigrant to Melbourne in the 1950s, Italian-born Cozzo built a successful chain of stores focusing on European-style furniture to appeal to Melbourne’s growing multicultural demographic. As The Age commented, it was Cozzo’s low-cost commercials in the 1980s …

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Seven wins 2023

The Seven Network has for the third year in a row claimed the top ratings position, claiming victory for the ratings year for 2023 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the weeks around Easter — the Seven Network claimed …

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Nine News tribute to Peter Hitchener

Peter Hitchener‘s last weeknight Nine News bulletin — ending a 25-year run — featured tributes for Nine’s quiet achiever, who this year also celebrated 50 years with the network. Thanks Hitchy ❤@phitchener9 has brought us and broke us some of the biggest stories out of our state, and while we’ll all miss him on weeknights …

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