Tag: Autumn Affair

Seven’s Motel promised daytime sizzle

The Seven Network‘s bold — and third — attempt to produce a daytime soap opera was met with comparisons to popular overseas dramas Peyton Place and Coronation Street. With a generous budget and a cast list of 16, Motel was a serious attempt to crack the daytime market as an alternative to cheaper game and chat …

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TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat from not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

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1996: March 9-15

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) and Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) Long lost Friends The battle between the Seven and Nine networks over the rights to the top ratings US sitcom Friends has been won by Seven… and Nine. Seven has secured the rights to the first season but Nine will have any subsequent series …

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Television.AU August Update

Some non-blog updates for the month. CLASSIC TV GUIDES: Saturday 26 September 1987 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final Saturday 31 December 1988 — VICTORIA Tuesday 11 September 2001 — MELBOURNE Monday 20 October 1958 — SYDNEY Autumn Affair begins Saturday 22 April 1972 — SYDNEY Friday 24 October 1980 — SYDNEY Official Opening SBS0/28 Monday 9 February …

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Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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