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On This Day — 24 February

24 February 1971: Elspeth Ballantyne and Dennis Miller (Bellbird) 24 February 1973: Tony Barber (Temptation / The Great Temptation) 24 February 1979: John Orcsik and Paula Duncan (Cop Shop) 24 February 1979: Peter Lochran, Chris Orchard, Diana McLean (The Young Doctors) 24 February 1990: Simone Buchanan (Hey Dad!) 24 February 1996: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours) 24 …

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On This Day — 15 September

15 September 1973: Gerard Kennedy (Division 4) 15 September 1973: Norman Yemm (Number 96) 15 September 1979: Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show) 15 September 1984: Ray Martin and Jana Wendt (60 Minutes) 15 September 1990: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice) and Craig McLachlan (Home And Away) 15 September 2001: Tammin Sursok, Zac Drayson, Rebecca …

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TV At 60: TV comes to Regional Victoria

Television was given a staged introduction in Australia. Stage One was the commencement of ABC and commercial television stations in Sydney and Melbourne. Stage Two saw the same extend to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. Stage Three was the licencing and establishment of ABC and commercial television services in thirteen country areas across the eastern …

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Classic TV Guides: Homicide Squad

  In May 1981, the Seven Network and Crawford Productions had announced plans to produce a new Sydney-based crime drama, The Squad, with a telemovie pilot soon to go into production. It was heralded as the first Sydney-based series from the Melbourne-based Crawford empire, which had several successful cop dramas under its belt by this …

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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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Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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