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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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Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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Classic TV Guides: Bert Newton around the dial!

If people in more recent times wanted to dub Eddie McGuire as “Eddie Everywhere”, then they would find McGuire to be an amateur compared to Bert Newton in July 1973. Newton had less than a year earlier lamented in a newspaper interview that he’d not had a lot of TV work during 1972, with his presenting commitments …

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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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Merry Christmas!

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback (above) is from 1978… with Nine Network personalities Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show), Paul Cronin (The Sullivans), Cornelia Frances (The Young Doctors), Vikki Hammond (The Sullivans), Don Lane (The Don Lane Show) and Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show and New Faces) spreading …

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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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Nine launches 9HD and 9Life

The Nine Network has revealed its plans for 2016, including a raft of new shows and returning titles — but there are some announcements that are set to shake things up. Firstly, Nine’s primary channel is returning to High Definition broadcast. From 26 November, Nine will resume the HD simulcast of its primary channel for the …

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1995: August 19-25

Undercover lovers! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) are such good friends off-screen that it was hard for the pair to be romantic on-camera. Their characters, Constable Maggie Doyle and Detective Sen-Constable PJ Hasham, are sent undercover and discover their attraction which leads to a kiss, but neither is prepared to admit …

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Obituary: Terry Gill

Actor Terry Gill, star of many Australian television dramas, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. English-born Gill made his first appearances on Australian TV in the late 1960s in dramas Hunter and Bellbird. During the Seventies he appeared in children’s series Alpha Scorpio and in cop dramas The Long …

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