Tag: 1991

1991: October 19-25

Wandin Valley party The Seven Network’s A Country Practice turns ten years old next month.  The planned celebration for cast, crew and media is to be held later this month in Sydney – but for three cast members it will also be a farewell party.  Gordon Piper, Syd Heylen and Matt Day are leaving the …

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1991: October 12-18

Cover (Top Right): Richard Huggett, Rachel Blakeley (Neighbours); (Bottom Right): Nicolle Dickson, Ryan Clarke, Ross Newton (Home And Away); (Near Right): ‘Ferret’ (Alan Pentland), Alyce Platt (Fast Forward). The Great Jason and (the other) Kylie Show! It doesn’t happen often, but television network rivalry is to be put aside for a special to screen on …

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1991: October 5-11

‘It’s a fair dinkum suburban wedding’ There was some angst among the residents of Neighbours’ Ramsay Street when it was announced that Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) and Joe (Mark Little) were to walk down the aisle.  Their main concern… what would the ‘dippy’ Melanie – who is known for her ‘unusual’ dress sense – wear?  Even …

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1991: September 28-October 4

Hey, look who’s in love! While Chris Mayer and Rachael Beck (pictured) are constantly bickering as their Hey Dad! alter egos Simon and Sam, off-screen the two have been secretly dating.  “Yes, I am in love,” Mayer told TV Week.  “It feels great.  I’m really enjoying it.”  During an upcoming production break for the series, …

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1991: September 21-27

The great Coopers Crossing reunion! This week’s episode of The Flying Doctors (Nine) features a reunion of past and present cast members as the town of Coopers Crossing, the fictional setting of the series, hosts a party to break the gloom of the recession.  Some of the show’s most popular former stars, including Rebecca Gibney, …

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1991: September 14-20

The TV wedding you’ll never see! Don’t let the picture of Penny Cook in a wedding dress deceive you.  Despite the smiles of the happy bride, all is not well in the lead up to the marriage of Beth (Cook) to Dr Steve Harrison (Michael O’Neill) in GP, as she thinks about her faith, commitment …

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1991: September 7-13

Toni re-signs to E Street The demands of combining acting and music careers almost saw Toni Pearen (pictured, near right, with co-star Melissa Tkautz) quit the Network Ten series E Street.  “I was thinking about leaving because my workload has been so hectic,” she told TV Week.  “When it came to the crunch I decided …

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1991: August 31-September 6

Steve’s fast women! Ask Steve Vizard about “his girls”, Fast Forward comediennes Gina Riley, Marg Downey, Magda Szubanski and Jane Turner (pictured as their Fast Forward alter egos Kerri-Anne Kennel, the SBS lady, Pixie Anne Wheatley and Sveta), and all you’ll hear is praise… well, almost.  “Frankly, if I can come clean, I carry the …

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1991: August 24-30

‘Don’t call us the new Jason and Kylie!’ E Street’s Melissa Tkautz and Bruce Samazan (pictured) are set to become TV’s hottest couple, with their characters Nicky and Max deciding to turn their friendship into a closer relationship.  But with Tkautz already moving into a music career – with the top-selling single Read My Lips …

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1991: August 17-23

Cover: Matthew Krok, Rachael Beck (Hey Dad!) The end for Hey Hey? Nine Network executives may have be sent into a mild state of panic following a statement from Daryl Somers that he may be looking at ventures other than Hey Hey It’s Saturday in the not-too-distant future.  “It is not a foregone conclusion that …

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