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On This Day — 22 September

22 September 1973: Jack Thompson and Jill Perryman (Jill) 22 September 1973: Jack Thompson (Jill, Linehaul) 22 September 1973: Mary Hardy (Penthouse Club) 22 September 2001: Tammin Sursok (Home And Away) and swimmer Ian Thorpe 22 September 2007: Simmone Jade Mackinnon (McLeod’s Daughters) 22 September 1991: Ten crosses to the Sydney Football Stadium this afternoon …

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The TV Week King Of Pop Awards

The King Of Pop Awards was the premier awards for Australia’s music industry for over a decade. From its beginning as a popularity poll run by teen newspaper Go-Set in 1967, it quickly evolved into a major awards night conducted by TV Week and went on to be broadcast to a national television audience. It …

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Classic TV Guides: Neighbours’ new neighbourhood

It was a big deal when Neighbours made the switch from the Seven Network to Network Ten in 1986. Never before had a drama series switched networks and it was a bold move by Ten, particularly as the show’s main weakness at Seven was its ratings performance in Sydney. Ten’s persistence in promoting the series …

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1996: September 28-October 4

Cover: Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and Tania Zaetta (Who Dares Wins) Tony’s above par The Seven Network‘s decision to dump John Burgess as host of Wheel Of Fortune after 12 years in the role was met with widespread disapproval. Viewers were unhappy with the signing of Tony Barber to the hosting role as well as other changes being …

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Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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1995: September 30-October 6

We’ll Sale into the next century! Sale Of The Century co-host Nicky Buckley (pictured) has put to rest rumours that she plans to leave the show to pursue an acting career. Her fellow co-host Glenn Ridge recently declared he would stay with Sale “for as long as they’ll have me”. And Buckley has added, “I’m with him!”. …

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Countdown turns 40

Countdown, the show that epitomised the pop music scene in Australia for over a decade, made its debut 40 years ago today. Produced at ABC‘s Melbourne studios, Countdown was initially commissioned for six half-hour and two one-hour programs to air on Friday evenings in November and December 1974. The new show was six months in …

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Mike Munro among Queen’s Birthday Honours

Newsreader Mike Munro (pictured), TV vet Dr Harry Cooper, sporting commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould, members of The Seekers and TV presenter Richard Wilkins are among those to be awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Paul Grabowsky — “For distinguished service to …

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1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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1993: May 2-8

A host of fun! All Together Now star Steven Jacobs will be joining Jo Beth Taylor to co-host a special edition of Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show, with the show featuring some of his own bloopers from All Together Now. With production of All Together Now said to be winding up Jacobs is looking for …

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