On This Day — 12 February

12 February 1972: Rod McLennan (A Nice Day At The Office)

12 February 1977: Graham Kennedy (Blankety Blanks)

12 February 1994: Cameron Daddo

12 February 2000: Kym Valentine and Dan Paris (Neighbours)

12 February 2005: Bridie Carter and Myles Pollard (McLeod’s Daughters)


12 February 1979: Nine’s big-budget current affairs gamble 60 Minutes makes its Adelaide debut, a day after Sydney and Melbourne — 60 Minutes turns 40 [2018]

12 February 1987: John Wood, Catherine Wilkin, Simon Chilvers and Arky Michael star in Seven‘s new drama series Rafferty’s Rules.

12 February 1996: Midday With Kerri-Anne (Nine) marks the return of the traditional variety format to the Midday brand, with Kerri-Anne Kennerley taking over from last year’s co-hosts Tracy Grimshaw and David Reyne. Nine debuts police drama Water Rats with a two-hour episode, starring Colin Friels, Catherine McClements, Sophie Heathcote and Aaron Jeffery.

12 February 1999: Children’s science fiction series Thunderstone debuts on Ten.

12 February 2006: ABC debuts Sunday morning sports discussion program Offsiders, hosted by journalist Barrie Cassidy.

12 February 2007: ABC debuts Difference Of Opinion, a talk/debate series hosted by Jeff McMullen.

12 February 2008: The Nine Network debuts “reality/comedy” series Monster House, starring Glenn Butcher, Celia Ireland, Rebel Wilson, Travis Cotton, Julie Herbert and Jody Kennedy. The series was axed after two episodes.

12 February 2008: Seven HD launches late-night talk show The Nightcap, hosted by Matthew White, Jessica Rowe, Monique Wright, Paul Murray and former Big Brother contestant Zach Douglas.

12 February 2010: Cal Wilson hosts the debut of ABC‘s eight-part murder mystery Sleuth 101, with guest appearances by Dave O’Neil, John Wood, Nicola Parry, Robyn Butler, Dave Lawson and Denise Drysdale.


 

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