Category: TV AT 60

TV At 60: TCN9, Australia’s first channel

After decades of experiments and government investigation, television was finally to come to fruition in 1956. The government had determined that television shall take the form of a two-tier system, similar to radio, where there would be a government-owned service (operated by ABC) plus commercial services. Television was initially to be introduced in Sydney and …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part VI

Concluding this week’s countdown of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V. 10. Neighbours (Seven/Ten/Eleven, 1985-) Neighbours was set to be one of Australia’s shortest lived soaps, being axed by the Seven Network only six months after its launch. But producer Reg Grundy‘s faith …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part V

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. 20. The Panel (Ten, 1998-2004) As far as TV formats go, this one was pretty basic. Just a line-up of presenters discussing the week’s events with some special guests to keep …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part IV

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II and Part III. 30. We Can Be Heroes (ABC, 2005) Comedian Chris Lilley had a stand out hit when he played not one but all six lead characters vying for the title of Australian …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part III

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I and Part II. 40. Bangkok Hilton (Ten, 1989) Coming in at the tail-end of the era of big-budget Kennedy-Miller mini-series, Bangkok Hilton told the compelling story of the vulnerable Aussie tourist who inadvertently got caught up …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part II

Continuing the countdown of the top 60 Australian TV shows. Numbers 60 to 51 were published yesterday. Feel free to share or comment and there will be a poll later in the week. 50. This Fabulous Century (Seven, 1979) Billed at the time as the most expensive documentary project ever undertaken by Australian TV, This …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 begins…

Australian television is 60 years old this week. It was on the night on 16 September 1956 that Bruce Gyngell (pictured) declared “Good evening, and welcome to television” to an estimated viewing audience of around 100,000 — whether they be at home watching on television or among the thousands to be viewing from outside shop windows, …

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