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From 96 to Neighbours, TV’s long walk to marriage equality

This week Neighbours (6.30pm weeknights, Eleven) makes Australian television history with its first same-sex wedding. Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) will be wed by celebrant Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by Magda Szubanski. Actor, comedian and writer Szubanski was a prominent spokesperson in the marriage equality campaign which culminated in same sex marriage becoming legal in Australia …

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1995: July 1-7

Kimberley’s death threats Being in such a high profile role, Neighbours star Kimberley Davies (pictured) could expect to receive some form of unwanted attention, but for the young star it has taken its toll on her social life. “Most people who approach me are lovely, but you do get the odd person calling out, ‘Slut’ or …

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1995: June 3-9

Cover: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny (The X Files) Nicolle returns to her old haunts! Former Home And Away favourite Nicolle Dickson is returning to the series… two years after her character, Bobby, was killed off! In upcoming episodes, Ailsa (Judy Nunn), who is approaching a nervous breakdown, has visions of her dead friend, Bobby. “It’s …

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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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Obituary: Leigh Spence

Leigh Spence, director of TV dramas including Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away, has died at the age of 75. Soap opera historian Andrew Mercado has written a tribute to Spence, published by The Sydney Morning Herald. Spence’s career started at the ABC in the late 1950s, starting as a studio hand before working …

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