Tag: A Current Affair

Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has announced its nominees for the upcoming 60th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The nominees for the awards’ highest honour — the Gold Logie — are Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Jessica Marais (The Wrong Girl, Love Child), Grant Denyer (Family Feud, All Star Family Feud), Amanda Keller (The Living Room) and …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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Mike Willesee on Australian Story

Veteran television journalist, presenter and producer Mike Willesee is profiled in next Monday’s edition of Australian Story. In the first of a two-part episode titled Behind The Mask, Australian Story looks back at the 50 year career of the first of a generation of Willesees to grace our screens as he faces his greatest challenge — …

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Lisa Wilkinson joins Network Ten

Surprise announcement from Network Ten is that it has signed up Today‘s Lisa Wilkinson for 2018. Ten’s announcement came shortly after Wilkinson and the Nine Network had announced that she was leaving Today effective immediately. She had joined Today in 2007, at a time when it was recovering from a ratings fallout following the short-lived tenure …

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Hunter: Australian TV’s James Bond

YouTube: Conniptions886 Fifty years ago saw the debut of the Nine Network‘s new spy drama, Hunter. Produced by Crawford Productions, Hunter‘s first episode aired on GTV9, Melbourne, on 5 July 1967 — with sister station TCN9, Sydney, following suit the next night. However, given the vagarities of Australian network programming at that time, the series …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

A Current Affair host Jana Wednt caused an upset when she was not present to accept her Gold Logie at the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Radisson President Hotel. The Nine Network host’s absence was explained to be due to her requiring to stay in the Sydney-based studios after the end of …

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Obituary: John Clarke

John Clarke, best known for his deadpan political satire, has died suddenly at the age of 68. In a statement issued by his family, Clarke had died while bush walking in Victoria: “John died doing one of the things he loved the most in the world, taking photos of birds in beautiful bushland with his …

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The 6th AACTA Awards

Wentworth, Rake, The Kettering Incident and Molly were among the winners in the television categories of the 6th AACTA Awards. The awards were held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney Wednesday night and telecast on the Seven Network. Wentworth won two awards, including the AACTA Award For Best Television Drama Series. ABC‘s Rake also …

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Seven wins 2016

For the tenth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 7 February to 26 November, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 30.2%, followed by Nine (26.7%), Ten (18.8%), ABC (17.6%) and SBS …

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