Tag: Beauty And The Beast

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: December 23-29

Dieter’s giant leap… out of Summer Bay After 864 episodes over four years, Dieter Brummer (pictured) has taped his last scenes for Home And Away — but it was not an emotional exit, with just a simple “thanks very much, everybody,” as his fellow cast mates wished him well. “I don’t get super-emotional about too …

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1995: October 28-November 3

Cover: Adam Willits, Tempany Deckert (Home And Away) Steven’s towering stunt! Police Rescue star Steve Bastoni is set to cap off his five years with the show by dangling off Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower. “It’s by far the scariest stunt I’ve performed,” Bastoni told TV Week. “I can’t describe the excitement. I’m buzzing!” In the scene, …

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1995: August 12-18

Cover: Josie Bissett (Melrose Place) Come in, Spinner! The Nine Network is grooming star cricketer Shane Warne for a TV career. The network, which has the 26-year-old under an exclusive contract, is developing The Cricket Show which it hopes will be the summer equivalent of its top-rating The Footy Show. The Footy Show, which has …

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TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Obituary: Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff, veteran entertainer and showbiz identity, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 90. English-born Wagstaff first came to Australia in the 1950s to star in the JC Williamson production Not In The Book. This was followed by starring roles in stage productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of …

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Anne Wills for Adelaide’s Feast Festival

For 50 years, Anne Wills has been an icon of Adelaide. From early beginnings as a contestant on NWS9‘s Telethon Quest she was soon appointed as weather presenter for NWS9 in 1965. She famously made front page news when she promised that she would wear a bikini on screen if the temperature hit 100 degrees fahrenheit (37.8°C) …

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Ten: Rising from receivership

[Part IV of this week’s tribute to 50 years of Network Ten. For previous posts refer to Part I, Part II and Part III] The Nineties started with Australia in the “recession we had to have” and the television industry was caught right up in it. The Seven Network had gone into receivership following the …

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What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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TV veteran gives Abbott a blast

Network Ten‘s breakfast program Wake Up hasn’t succeeded in gaining much of an audience since it launched in November last year — but an interview on Wednesday’s program has caused a stir on social media. The morning after Treasurer Joe Hockey handed out his “heavy lifting” federal budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott was facing the music …

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