Tag: Chances

On This Day — 23 February

23 February 1966: Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 23 February 1974: Carl Bleazby and Dorothy Bradley (Bellbird) 23 February 1980: Anne Semler and Syd Heylen (Arcade) 23 February 1980: George Negus, Ray Martin, Gerald Stone, Ian Leslie (60 Minutes) 23 February 1991: Tammy MacIntosh (Chances) 23 February 2002: Ada Nicodemou and Max Theoharis (Home And …

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Obituary: Troy Beckwith

Former Neighbours star Troy Beckwith has died at age 48. News of his death was posted to social media by former castmate Kym Valentine: “It pains me so much to have to say this. Our dear old friend Troy Beckwith has passed away. Another member of our tv family gone way too soon. There will …

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On This Day — 29 January

29 January 1964: Johnny O’Keefe (Sing, Sing, Sing) 29 January 1972: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 29 January 1977: Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show, New Faces) 29 January 1983: Val Lehman and Maggie Kirkpatrick (Prisoner) 29 January 1994: Melissa George and Jimmy Lucinia (Home And Away) 29 January 2000: Kristy Wright (Above The Law) …

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The Wicked City: ill-fated 1880s drama

In 1971, the Seven Network had bold plans for a new “provocative and bawdy” series set in Melbourne in the 1880s. The network had a proposal titled Man Of Property, starring Robin Ramsay, formerly of Bellbird, in the lead role of a strait-laced English doctor living in Melbourne at the end of the gold rush …

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On This Day — 18 July

18 July 1987: Jason Donovan (Neighbours) 18 July 1992: Jeremy Sims and Ciri Thompson (Chances), Rebecca Gibney (All Together Now), Emily Symons and Vince Martin (Home And Away) 18 July 1998: Belinda Emmett (Home And Away, All Time Greatest Bloopers) 18 July 2009: Jodi Gordon and Bernard Curry (Home And Away) 18 July 1966: The …

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On This Day — 27 June

27 June 1971: Bob and Dolly Dyer (BP Pick-A-Box) 27 June 1981: Lynda Stoner and Bill Stalker (Cop Shop) 27 June 1987: Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue (Neighbours) 27 June 1987: Peter O’Brien (The Flying Doctors) 27 June 1992: Mat Stevenson (Home And Away), Jeremy Sims (Chances), Toni Pearen (E Street), Kym Wilson (A Country …

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Obituary: Tommy Dysart

Actor Tommy Dysart, best known from Prisoner and the Yellow Pages “Goggomobil” commercials, has died at the age of 86. One of the first students enrolled at the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA) when it opened in 1959, Dysart’s acting career began in theatre. He soon made his television debut with a guest role …

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Obituary: Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood, veteran actor and playwright, has died from cancer at the age of 87. Born in Tasmania, Hopgood made his TV acting debut in 1957, starring in the ABC play Sound Of Thunder. He went on to appear in a number of one-off plays for television including Tragedy In A Temporary Town, Antony And …

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30 years since Chances

In the decade following the end of The Sullivans and The Young Doctors, the Nine Network had little success in establishing a successful serial drama. The TV graveyard of the 1980s and early ’90s is littered with Nine’s drama corpses — Starting Out, Kings, Possession, Prime Time, Taurus Rising, All The Way, Family And Friends. …

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Nineties soap gets online re-run

YouTube: southaustraliatv Of all the vintage soaps to get a new lease on life online, Network Ten‘s Echo Point would have been way down the list of likely candidates. It ranks on the list of some of Australian TV’s most infamous soapie disasters among such titles like Arcade, Holiday Island, Paradise Beach and Family And …

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