Tag: Chances

Obituary: Patrick Ward

Actor Patrick Ward, star of various Australian films and television series, has died at the age of 69. He left school in Sydney at the age of 14 and at the age of 16 began as a dancer before joining the Independent Theatre in Sydney and trained as an actor. He starred as lawyer Mike …

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Classic TV Guides: Be Our Guest

ABC‘s relaunch of its late afternoon line-up in October 1966 mostly relied on familiar titles — reruns of British legal drama Boyd QC, the return of children’s science series Why Is It So? with Professor Julius Sumner Miller, and new episodes of Doctor Who. But there were some new shows in the mix — Crackerjack, …

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Paradise Beach, where sand gets in the soap

The Eighties and Nineties sure brought some soapie clunkers to the otherwise top-rating Nine Network. After the demise of former hit series The Young Doctors and The Sullivans, each year brought the promise of a new arrival that would, inevitably, die a ratings death and play out its remaining episodes in the summer non-ratings period. …

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Obituary: Cathy Godbold

Former television actress Cathy Godbold has died at the age of 43 after a ten-year battle with cancer. The daughter of former TV and radio presenter Rosemary Margan, Godbold was was making headlines before she was even born as news of her mother’s pregnancy made the magazines. She was then pictured in TV magazine features with …

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1995: June 10-16

Home And Away home wrecker! “I’ve never wanted to play a goody-two-shows character,” Home And Away star Isla Fisher (pictured) told TV Week as her character, Shannon, sets her sights on the recently-married Shane (Dieter Brummer). “I’m not there to have the entire population fall in love with my character — that’s unrealistic. I think …

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1995: May 13-19

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) Nine lays down the Law The Nine Network has axed Law Of The Land. Filming for the series ended just before Easter, and there are 22 episodes still yet to be screened. “I can understand them axing the show,” cast member Lisa Hensley told TV Week. “We’ve still got …

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1994: November 12-18

Cover: Melissa George (Home And Away) Sundae too far away! Those who have seen the film The Adventures Of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert may have seen Ken Radley as the vile redneck drunk in Coober Pedy intent on doing something “something villainous” to Guy Pearce‘s befrocked character. What most may not realise is that Radley …

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1994: October 22-28

All kidding aside! The ratings success of Nine‘s new Just Kidding has handed co-host Sofie Formica (pictured) a tough choice to make. With the first series of 26 episodes completed in advance, Formica went on an extended holiday in the US. But now the Nine Network wants her to come back to do more episodes. “If …

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1993: July 25-31

Rivals or friendly neighbours? Neighbours star Scott Michaelson gives a hint as to what new colleague Bruce Samazan can expect when he joins the show.  “I’ll probably put those things in his coffee, those little things that make you go to the toilet — Laxettes, that’s them,” Michaelson says with a laugh. “That will keep …

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1993: January 31-February 6

Thrown out of Indonesia! A romantic trip to Indonesia for former Chances star Jeremy Sims and A Country Practice star Kym Wilson (pictured) took a different turn when it was found that Wilson’s passport was not valid for the minimum six months required to enter the country. “We weren’t too stressed until we had a meeting …

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