Tag: A Current Affair

Classic TV Guides: The Timeless Land

The success of Australian-produced mini-series in the late 1970s saw the genre continue into the 1980s — with period dramas like The Last Outlaw, Outbreak Of Love, Water Under The Bridge, A Town Like Alice, 1915, Women Of The Sun and Sara Dane clocking up big budgets and, in many cases, overseas sales. ABC‘s contribution …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Blue Heelers star Lisa McCune won the Gold Logie at the 29th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation, on Sunday 18 May 1997, was hosted by Daryl Somers and held at Melbourne’s new Crown Entertainment Complex. The venue would go on to host the Logies for the following 20 years. The Gold Logie was …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominations for the 62nd TV Week Logie Awards, to be presented at The Star Gold Coast Entertainment Precinct at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 June. Due to the pandemic, this is the first Logies presentation in three years. This year brings in a change to the …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen this Sunday 28 November. While the awards will not be taking place — for a second year in a row — we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been this year’s Logies weekend. Today it’s back to 1996 — …

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Obituary: John Cornell

John Cornell, filmmaker, actor and director, has died at the age of 80. He passed away peacefully, ending a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, with his wife, Delvene Delaney, and eldest daughter by his side at his home in Byron Bay. Born in Kalgoorlie in 1941, he worked at Perth’s Daily News newspaper before becoming …

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Young Talent Time at 50

It was camp, it was cheesy and it wasn’t overly original. But from its first episode, airing on 24 April 1971, Young Talent Time managed to strike a chord with kids and families across Australia. Its success was a welcome pay off for Melbourne’s ATV0, which up until then was struggling to find something to …

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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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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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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen this Sunday 28 June. While the awards will not be taking place this year, we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been Logies weekend. Today, it’s back to 1995 — 25 years ago… A Current Affair host Ray Martin was awarded …

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The end for Today Tonight… again

Viewers on the east coast may have thought that Seven‘s Today Tonight ended years ago — but in Adelaide and Perth, local editions of the show have continued up until this week. The Adelaide version, fronted by Rosanna Mangiarelli, wound up on Thursday night. The Perth edition, hosted by Monika Kos, finished on Friday. It …

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