Tag: ABC

Alan Dale attacked by zombies!

Is there no stopping Alan Dale?  For twenty years he was the stalwart of Aussie soaps with long-running roles in The Young Doctors and Neighbours (as Jim Robinson, pictured).  Then he went overseas and has continued to pop up on our screens ever since – 24, The OC, Lost, The West Wing, Ugly Betty and …

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YouTube: TVTV, Gretel and Logies

An interesting find on YouTube this week with two clips from an ABC series of the 1990s – TVTV. TVTV, initially hosted by Simon Townsend but later replaced by Mark Mitchell and Tiffany Lamb when production moved to Melbourne, ran from April 1993 to June 1995 and was a nightly review of all things TV …

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TV and the Olympic Games

The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad have kicked off in Beijing in an opening ceremony exhibiting Chinese history and culture in a show of technical marvel and precision. Now, for the next two weeks, Australian viewers will be served by wall-to-wall coverage across two networks, Seven and SBS, both promising around fourteen hours a day …

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1978: June 24-30

Cover: Ugly Dave hits backBlankety Blanks panelist Ugly Dave Gray (pictured) answers his critics that say his jokes on the popular game show are too smutty. “I’m not saying we’re perfect, we do get a bit naughty at times, but it’s harmless. We don’t try to shock or offend people,” he tells TV Times. “I …

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YouTube: ABC News, October 1970

Some rare news footage of Melbourne’s ABC News on a day where tragedy struck in Melbourne. On the morning of 15 October 1970, a span of the West Gate Bridge collapsed while still under construction.  The tragedy claimed the lives of 35 workers and was Victoria’s worst ever industrial accident.  A royal commission that followed …

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ABC in the hunt for Gold

Today’s announcement of nominations for the 50th annual TV Week Logie Awards came with some interesting names. As well as the usual parade of soap stars and, ahem, Bindi Irwin, there were some surprises in the Gold Logie nominations list. The national broadcaster ABC, who usually deny having any interest in popularity contests such as …

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Australian Story remembers Charmaine Dragun

ABC‘s award-winning series Australian Story will pay tribute to Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun on an episode to air on Monday 28 April. Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in her home town of Perth before joining Ten News to read the Perth news bulletin from Ten’s Sydney newsroom. Suffering long-term depression, Ms …

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There’s an April fool born every centiday

April Fool’s Day invariably brings out all sorts of mockery from even the most serious news sources. But here’s an old one that we particularly loved. ABC‘s This Day Tonight in Adelaide proudly broke the news on 1 April 1975 that metric time was being introduced to Australia. The new metric time system would see …

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Something’s in the air, again

The revamp of ABC2, while promising a range of new content, also appears to be bringing one or two titles out of the vaults. Starting Monday 11 February, ABC2 will be commencing a re-run of the rural soap-drama Something In The Air, which originally ran on ABC between January 2000 and May 2002. A production …

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ABC. Redefining Television

From today at midday, ABC has ‘redefined television’ with the relaunch of its two TV channels in conjunction with promotion of their online TV. Now, the traditional ABC channel – broadcasting on analogue and standard definition digital – is ABC1 with the slogan ‘It begins with 1’. The second channel – on digital – is …

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