Tag: All The Way

Paradise Beach, where sand gets in the soap

The Eighties and Nineties sure brought some soapie clunkers to the otherwise top-rating Nine Network. After the demise of former hit series The Young Doctors and The Sullivans, each year brought the promise of a new arrival that would, inevitably, die a ratings death and play out its remaining episodes in the summer non-ratings period. …

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The Pretty Petrol that failed to fire

For every show that makes it to TV there is an endless list of pitches, proposals and pilots that never pass those crucial stages. In the Eighties, one of that endless list was Pretty Petrol, billed as the first comedy to come from Grundy Television, at that time producing hit shows like Prisoner, Sons And …

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Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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1994: February 19-25

The new ‘man’ in Kym’s life Kym Wilson (pictured) has had to postpone her planned April wedding to Jeremy Sims due to accepting a guest part in the upcoming Nine Network series The Man From Snowy River. She will be playing the part of Charlotte Holloway, a love interest for Frank Blackwood (Rodney Bell). “I’ll …

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Gold Logie removed from sale

The TV Week Gold Logie awarded to actress Rowena Wallace in 1985 has been withdrawn from sale on Ebay. Bidding for the item had originally hit $18,900 but at the closing stages of the auction all pre-existing bids were cancelled, with the seller citing legal reasons, sending the price back to the initial reserve of …

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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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